How to change system time zone in Windows 7 / Windows 8

In this tutorial we are going to see how to change the system time zone on Windows 8 and Windows 7. Windows 8 users can either use the new option available as part of Windows 8 or the settings that was available in Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Windows 8 Time zone Option

In Windows 8 Metro style, select Control Panel from the displayed list.

Windows 8 Metro Style Control Panel

Navigate to General Option under Control Panel

Windows 8 Control Panel

Now pick the required time zone for the Time Zone drop down.

Windows 8 Time Zone

Windows 7 Time zone Option.

System time zone in Windows 7 can be changed using the change date and time settings. Click on the Time display in the task bar, this would display the full time window with a link Change date and time settings.

Date and time dialog in Windows 7

After clicking the Change date and time settings link the following Date and Time dialog box would appear.

Date and Time settings in Windows 7

Under the Time Zone section, there will be a button with the label as Change time zone. On clicking button, the Time Zone settings would be displayed and using this you can specify the preferred time zone.

Change time zone in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Also See: Date and Time settings in Windows 8

In Category: Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8

Ravi Shankar

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