Control Panel Date/Time Tool Changes the Date Without Clicking Apply or OK

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If you change the date in the Date/Time tool in Control Panel, the change is effective without having to click Apply or OK. This can cause problems for programs that record or use the date for logging purposes.


Changes to the Date/Time tool in Control Panel are effective immediately for date operations.


To work around this behavior, it is recommended that you synchronize your date with a computer on your network. To do this, type the following command at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
net time [\\computername | /domain[:domainname]] [/set]

Alternatively, make sure that any services that record data along with date information are paused or stopped while the date is changed.


This behavior is by design.


For additional information about this issue on Windows NT, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194078 System Date Reflects Changes Immediately


Article ID: 174229 - Last Review: October 7, 2013 - Revision: 2.4
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
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