I need to change my date to something wrong for some reasons. I get no errors and there are no other problems and I can see the change in the left-bottom corner, but after just after a few seconds or so, it goes back to the previous state just like nothing have happened.

P.S.: "set date automatically" in setting is off.

  • Hi Faridzs, welcome to Super User. By 'set date automatically', do you mean the Synchronize with an Internet time server checkbox? – bertieb Jul 8 '15 at 9:17
  • well, I simply restarted the computer and the problem seems to be solved for now. anyway , where is that checkbox? 'cause I've had that problem before and restarting haven't helped then. – Faridzs Jul 8 '15 at 12:01
  • I have posted the steps to get to Internet time settings as an answer for ease of formatting. Hope it helps. – bertieb Jul 8 '15 at 12:27

It sounds like Windows may be synching with a time server (aka ntp). You can turn this off in time preferences by going through the following:

1) Right click on clock in system tray -> Adjust date/time:

Adjust date/time


Windows time settings

2) Go to Internet time tab:

Internet time tab

and click on Change Settings to give

internet time settings

where you can disable (or enable) synchronisation.

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  • i checked that part and i saw that it wasn't synchronizing. just to see what will happen i turned it on and now when i change the date it doesn't go back that is another problem :) . nevermind ! my computer is ok at the moment. thank you for your help. – Faridzs Jul 8 '15 at 13:10
  • @Faridzs glad it is working okay for now anyway :) – bertieb Jul 8 '15 at 13:11

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