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Using NotePad, change the behavior of the date time format

Q: Using NotePad, change the behavior of the date time format


Using NotePad, I could enter the time and date using the <F5> function key. The format display is:


Is it possible to change it do the date came before the time



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A: Using NotePad, change the behavior of the date time format

Hello Martin,

You might see if these tutorials may help.

Date Format - Change

Time Format - Change

Hope this helps,

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I want change format Time& Date but when i change country to a format special for example English (united state) after click OK button at once return to previous format
help me!

A:Not Change Format Time & Date

Time Format - Change

Date Format - Change

Date and Time - Change

Format Regional Language - Change

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To change the system date and time format through registry. Below settings is working fine in Win 8.1 and other OS version but not in Win 7 version. I try to do it manually into the registry by changing the below values but still the format is not reflected
in the Date and Time.

Also I noticed that when I change the format manually in the Short Time in the "Region And Language" it doesn't change in the Date and Time shown in task bar , but its working fine when I change it for Long Time format manually. As i see in Windows
7 OS, it takes long time format to display in the task bar Clock and ignoring the Short Time format.

Is it because of any User level permissions required or anything settings to be enabled/disabled to change these values?.

RegistryKey rkey = Registry.CurrentUser.OpenSubKey(@"Control Panel\International", true);
rkey.SetValue("sShortDate", "dd/MM/yyyy");
rkey.SetValue("sShortTime", "HH:mm");
rkey.SetValue("sTimeFormat", "HH:mm");

PFB link for screenshots.


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Greetings, and thanks in advance for your help..

Awhile back I formatted my Windows 10 PCs to show ddd dd-mmm-yyyy on my taskbar clock. This worked happily on my desktop and laptop for months, maybe even a year +

Now (probably starting in the past couple days, if not today), on one of those two PC's, this format will no longer display. It is Okay on the other PC.
What has changed that the taskbar clock space used to expand to fit the "short date" format, but now it will no longer expand - and instead just refuses to display the date at all. (NOTE: I've verified the issue by testing shorter formats -- short formats, like "ddd" show up correctly. Only if you request a longer format will the date not display - evidently because it is too long for the clock area. )

Additional Notes that may help:

* "Working" pc is running build 10586 PC with too small a clock space that won't expand -- Build 14393

*Other differences: Notification/Action center Icon is left of clock on the working PC - Right of clock on the non-working
Right- Clicking on task bar gives "properties" option on working PC -- But "Settings" option on the non-working

( I don't want to prejudice responses - but clearly the implication to me is that some recent OS update is most likely the culprit.)

Thank You

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I booted my computer yesterday and Windows XP Pro's date/time was misconfigured. Also on my desktop was an MS-DOS file named IOG. I doubled clicked on IOG and a DOS window opened up and closed real quick. Didn't have time to catch what exactly it was processing. I'm not sure if my computer is infected or not so I appreciate any help I can get. AVG Free didn't catch anything and neither did AVG Anti-spyware. Tried running Kaspersky Online Scanner but I keep getting an error message.

My HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:47:06, on 5/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
C:\ARQUIV... Read more

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Whenever I save something from the internet to a text file and open the file with Notepad, it will bunch up all the words and sentence into a group of words. Example:
 Notepad.JPG   52.65KB
However, when I open the file in Wordpad, it will come out like this:
 Wordpad.JPG   57.71KB
So I was wondering does anyone know why Notepad do this. Also my computer in a Window XP.

A:Why does Notepad change the format of it's content?

This has to do with how Notepad recognizes the end of a line. In Notepad, only a carriage-return character followed by a line-feed character is interpreted as the end-of-line marker. Other systems like Mac OS X and Linux use only the line-feed character. Whenever Notepad opens a file that uses only the line-feed character (for example, if the file was originally written on a non-Windows system) it doesn't detect a proper end-of-line marker and so interprets the text as being on a single long line.
Wordpad supports many end-of-line conventions, which is why it can display both the Windows and Mac/Linux conventions correctly. You might want to look at one of the many Notepad replacement editors available online. My favorite is Notepad++, which includes tools to convert a file between different end-of-line conventions.

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I've been invaded!!! The mouse cursor is quite irratic. When performing a single click on a form, it is sometimes interpreted as a double click. When dragging a form the form doesn't respond or it will respond to the drag sporadically. When attempting to highlight text, image, etc., the highlight doesn't happen or only a partial highlight will occur. It is very annoying which is what I'm sure is the mission of the designer of this bug, virus, trojan, whatever. Also, at the same time this invader changed the format of the system date/time form standard time to military and month/day/year to year/month/day. I've ran the AVG anti-virus program and AVG root toolkit - they've both came up without finding any foreigners. I've ran Spybot and it to came up empty-handed. The operating system on this computer is XP sp3.


A:Abnormal Mouse Cursor Behavior, Date/Time reformatted

System manufacturer and model?

FWIW: System problems such as have (so far) described...may occur for various reasons...malware may be among them, but let's try a few things.

First...I'd like you to run the chkdsk /r command. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system and let the command execute, the system will boot into XP when the command has completed.

Second...I'd like you to enter the BIOS and check the time/date reflected there and ensure that all settings are still as they should be.

Third...if your mouse still behaves erratically, try a different mouse.


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Each time I turn on my computer and as it is boots up it will delay for a time with a line that reads something like ...Automatic IDE Configuration.... and then a message that my date and time are incorrect. The date goes back to Nov. 2003. Once I correct the date, time and year things seem to perform ok. Any suggestions on how to correct this problem would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Computer date, time and year change each time I boot up

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Hi All
Is there any way to give access to end users only to change Date format(from dd/mm/yyy to mm/dd/yyyy and vice versa). I don't want them to change the date just the date format.

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(At least the Recycle Bin can be removed without a registry edit hack. These have always been my top 2 peeves of Windows.)

How please.

From the desktop view I simply want to look down and to the right to see the ?Sunday, September 8, 2013 ? 2:17PM? I see now ... but have to move my mouse over there and hover over it first. Why would I want to have to do that?

It wasn't possible in XP (that I know of) ? not without having to expand your taskbar to twice the width. (And let's face it, there is nothing quite as intimidating as a big huge fat thick taskbar.)

A:How to change desktop taskbar time to date+time?

Hello Win8fait,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to show the full date and time on your taskbar.

Date Format for Taskbar System Tray - Show Full Day and Month Names - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,

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Hi people, I'm new around these parts, but I'll try not to be an annoyance.

I had a client come in yesterday with a problem with MYOB displaying the wrong date format. Specifically, it displayed it in MM/DD/YYYY format, instead of DD/MM/YYYY.
Looking at MYOB support, it says it takes the Date format from the computers regional settings, and will change as you change the settings.

The machine is Windows XP SP2, it has no other errors that I've noticed. The machine is only a few months old.

We changed the regional settings, with no effect. We then went to customise the date format. If we made any chages, even selecting something from the dropdown boxes, it would say 'Invalid character' and not allow the changes. I hadnt added any characters, just selected one from the dropdown box. You'd think that they would be correct.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'm hoping to have the machine back in the office next week to work on it.

A:Unable to change Date Format


see if there is a bios update available for that motherboard

good luck

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This may be helpful to some of you? I was irrated that WLM only displayed the day and month in its boxes. I have discovered that WLM takes its display settings from the 'Short Date' as setup in 'Control Panel', 'Regional & Language Options'. You can only use the preset options available in the drop down box but at least my boxes now include the year!
Hope I'm not repeating something that has already been covered in this forum only my search didn't reveal that?

A:Change Display Date Format WLM

All the date formats in the "R & L Options" drop-down boxes include the year, so I don't understand which WLM boxes were not showing the year or how it could be fixed by making another "R & L Options" choice that also included the year.

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I have a column of dates in dd/mm/yyyy format, yet nothing I do lets me sort from oldest to newest.
Basically it doesn't recognize the column as having only dates, therefore only allows me to sore from A-Z.
I have tried what was posted on a few other forums, such as copy-pasting the column in notebook and
then back to excel. I've also tried the text to column wizard, with no help.
I've tried creating entirely new excel files and copy-pasting the dates there, either directly
or copying to notepad and then to the new spreadsheet. Nothing seems to work.

A:Can't change date format properly

they are not formatted as dates and probably text

can you attach here ?

click on the date cell and change the format to number or general
you should see a number like
which is today 16th Oct 2015

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Hello, I'm new here. Just starting with a question re the event log of Windows 7:

In what format are date and time of logged events in .evtx files? How can I find and translate them when I look at the file content with a hex viewer? (File seems to be corrupt. Can't open it with the Windows event viewer.)

Thanks in advance!

A:event log: format of date and time

Quote: Originally Posted by tripleclick

Hello, I'm new here. Just starting with a question re the event log of Windows 7:

In what format are date and time of logged events in .evtx files? How can I find and translate them when I look at the file content with a hex viewer? (File seems to be corrupt. Can't open it with the Windows event viewer.)

Thanks in advance!

Welcome to SevenForums.

Let Win 7 open your .evtx files. The default is Event Viewer.

The average user will be using Event Viewer to view the event logs.

True, with a healthy work in time, you can learn to use PowerShell to extract and parse event logs.

I use a powershell script to clear all of my event logs - not for the space savings but to make the job of separating the wheat from the chaff easier.

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Using Windows 8 Pro (RTM)
Seems like the calendar app does not obey the language settings.
W8 display language is English (US I think) and that is the way I want it even if I want day names and time format as choosen in language settings.

Hints ?

A:Calendar app time/date format

Hi eager2008. Welcome to the forum.

Right click the app -> Uninstall


Open Store (tile) -> Mouse curser to upper right (Charms menu for store app slides out) -> Find (magnifying glass) -> type calendar. It will bring up the app to install again.

Please let us know if that works or not. Good luck.

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I'm using ms office 2003 excel. I have a column date that is in a format of 20100410 and I would like to convert it to April 10, 2010. Any ideas?

A:Solved: change date format in excel

If the column is actually a date (not text) then highlight the column and go to Format, Cells. Select the Number tab and then click on the Date format. A list of formatting options will appear and you should find what you want.
If it doesn't work, do the same thing and select Number. If you actually have dates typed in, then 20100410 would show as 40278.00 - if it is text, it will show as 20100410.00.

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Hi All

I'm trying to save a selected range of the excel spreadsheet as .csv file with a macro, all works fine but the dates are converted to a number eg 4/4/2004 becomes 38081.

the code i'm using is:

Const Folder As String = "C:\Clients\test"
Dim FileName As String
Dim LastCell As String
FileName = Folder
ActiveCell.PasteSpecial (xlValues)
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs FileName:=FileName, FileFormat:=xlCSV
ActiveWorkbook.Close Savechanges:=False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False

Anybody knows a workaround?


A:Solved: Macro change date format

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The Modified date of files in Windows Explorer is shown as Today - Yesterday - Friday ..... and if it's older than a week as a date 13/02/2013.

Is there any way to always show the modified column as date and not day-of-week?
thank you.

A:Change the format of Date Modified in Explorer

Hello Tera,

Go to Control Panel> Date and Time> click change date and time> click change calendar settings> click date tab:
(Make changes in red box to suit your desired taste - see below)


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I would like to change date format to, e.g.,2014/01/12 or 20140112 at least for the command prompt screen.
It seems that this should be a simple item, but I cannot find out how to do it.
I would like to have it everywhere, but that might be too much.
The main reason is for sortability of copied lists, but it is also more readable.
We have used the 8 character format 20140112, and 20140112235959 for all of our data for decades.
Now we go to quadiseconds which is the limit of the double precision mantissa (irrelevant here).
The command prompt screen is relevant to me now.

A:I would like to change date format to, e.g.,2014/01/12 or 20140112

The option to change the format is to click on the date/time in the notification area (lower right), then click on change date/time. Then click on change calendar settings. You can change the format in the next panel that comes up.

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It says it goes with the date and time format of you're os, my os has been changed to short date dd/MM/yyyy and the long date to dd MMMM yyyy. I done this through change date and time settings>calender settings. But the printer is still making a subfolder with date as so 2013_01_23 I want it to be 23_01_2013 is there something I am doing wrong? Thank you in advance

A:Does anyone Know how to change date Format on Canon MG 3150

Could you please be more specific? What for your All-in-one device is making a folder? Are you scanning something to a folder?
What software are you using? Solution is likely is in device's software.

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My pivot graph X axis won't change it's date format. I've tried changing the raw data format, data format in the pivot table but when I try to change the graph data format it will not change. I looked the date choices and it seems like no matter what I do the pivot table will not change the date format! HELP!

The pivot date is suck in format
Saturday, July 07, 2007

I want it to be
07/07/2007 or anything but what is above!

A:Pivot Graph won't change Date Format

Click on a cell in your original data and see what it says in the formula bar at the top. Even though a cell reads, for instance, Sunday, July 01, 2007, if it is just formatting, it should read 7/1/2007 in the formula bar. If it does not (and I suspect yours will not), then the problem needs to be addressed there, in the original data. A pivot table graph takes the data that is there and displays that.
If that proves to be the case, do the following (this assumes your dates are in column A).
Highlight your column of dates, go to data, Text to columns, Delimited, put a check in commas.(BEWARE!! Text to columns will write over any other data, and this will write to 3 columns, so insert blank columns - extras don't usually hurt - after your dates and before any other data)!!!
The data will split out as Saturday|July 07| 2007 (where | indicates a new cell). Insert a new column between July 07 and 2007. Highlight the column with July 07 in it and go to data, Text to columns, delimited by spaces. Now you will have your data in 4 columns - day, month, day and year. Delete the column with the day (if you can) so the data is in columns A-C.
In the 4th column over (D, I am assuming), enter the following formula:
=CONCATENATE(A1," 0",B1,", ",C1) and drag it down next to your date columns.
(If you can't delete the days, it would be B1, C1, and D1, etc.) This will give you data that looks like July 01, 2007. In the next column over, enter this formula:
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For the past week or so my date display has changed, and I think it has to do with XP rather than individual programs because it's changed in two programs, Microsoft Money and Outlook Express. I want my dates to be displayed as month/day/year, but instead they are now displayed as day/month/year. Call me simple, but it's confusing and I would like to change it back but can't figure it out. Thanks!

A:Solved: Change Date Format Setting

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Hi - I'm hoping someone can help. I have one computer with five users. My user is the admin and the other users are not. I have changed the date format under my user - but cannot do the same for the other users. I get the message to contact the system administrator. How do I get around this? I need all of the users to have the same, specific date format. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:Change Date Format for multiple Users

Hi Brekai.

What you could do is add a group to the user just to allow them to change date and time

Date and Time - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups from Changing

Have a look at this tut

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Hi. Imported table has dd:mm:yy dates in two fields, illegible to Access. So I'm trying to change these to dd/mm/yy.
I'm getting syntax error (missing operator) in the strings. Any ideas?

Dim Dobdate As String
Dim Labdate As String
Dobdate = "UPDATE [New Non Trait Data] SET [Dob] = [0-9][0-9]/[0-9][0-9]/[0-9][0-9] WHERE [Dob] = [0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9] "
Labdate = "UPDATE [New Non Trait Data] SET [Lab date] = [0-9][0-9]/[0-9][0-9]/[0-9][0-9] WHERE [Lab date] = [0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9]:[0-9][0-9] "
DoCmd.RunSQL (Dobdate)
DoCmd.RunSQL (Labdate)

A:Solved: Access date format change

You do need VBA to do this, you can use either an Update query where you split up the incorrectly formatted date and put it back together with the correct "/" in place or you can just use a simple replace Query to replace the ":" with "/".

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This is a continuation from this previous thread I started but is more specific to changing one more thing before I export the worksheet to a tab delimited file.

Need to add one more thing to this script and it has to do with the way the date is formatted in some of the cells. The cell gets exported as to what the cell format is versus what the true cell value is.

So for instance. The actual cell value that is typed into the cell is 12/23/2013 but the client put in a custom format of d-mmm so it displays as 23-Dec and that is how it gets exported to the tab delimited file. I need the cell to export to the tab delimited file as 12/23/2013.

So I tried this code to change the Date Formatting but this did not work.

If IsDate(rCell.Value) Then
rCell.Value = DateValue(rCell.Value)
End If
Anyone else got any ideas.

A:Excel Date Format Change with Vbscript

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I run a query for a quarterly report that has 8 fields, 2 of which are dates. The dates have to be in the mm/dd/yyyy format. When I run the query everything displays correctly. when I save the data to a table everything displays correctly. However, when I export it to a comma delimited txt file, the time also displays: mm/dd/yyyy 00:00:00. I checked the formatting for the 2 date fields, and they are both the 'Short Date' format with an Input Mask of 99/99/9999;0;" ". I also tried using other placeholders, which didn't work.

I can get rid of the 00:00:00 if I export it as a tab deliminated file, but then I lose the commas, which are a requirement. The report has to be a .txt file, with strings wrapped in quotation marks, dates (no time) in the mm/dd/yyyy format, and fields separated by commas with no spaces in between.

Are there any other places I should try to change the format, or tricks to make sure the date and only the date print? Or is it an Access glitch and I need to do a re-install? Thanks for any help.

A:Access 2K Date/Time Format problem

Add a column using the expression left([date],10) and export the query.

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I'm setting up a database and have several date/time fields, which I'd like to have in a custom format - Short Date (UK) plus Short Time format, with a hyphen separating.

I'm trying the Input Mask:
00/00/00" - "00:00

I also tried editing the Date Format to:
dd/mm/yy - hh:nn

But either option (or both) gives me an error message that "The value you entered isn't valid for this field".
I've tried a couple of variations, but I'm evidently missing the principle of how this works.

I'm sure I've done this before, but can't remember how to fix it - oh, and I can't really mess with the PC's regional settings.


A:MS Access 2002 Date and Time format

Sorry I cannot work out how to do it either. I can suggest that you use seperate fields to
input the date and time if you have to input them, why not just use the system time?

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Is it possible to add space(s) between the date and the time?
i.e. instead of 19/06/2012 16:55, I'd prefer: 19/06/2012 *** 16:55

(* = Space. The editor is removing the spaces).

Thank you.

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Can someone show me how to covert a date e.g. dd/mm/yyyy so that it reads as mm/yyyy only and so that a pivot table doesn't recognise the orignal long date of dd/mm/yyyy.

Tried using custom to mm/yyyy but pivot table still reads the date as dd/mm/yyyy.


NCFC (Newbie)

A:Excel 2007 - Change date format for pivot tables

hi NCFC,

Don't know about Excel 2007, but in 2003:

Right Click the Pivot Table,
Field Settings,
Select the field name that holds the dates,
Choose your format.


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in my data source the date field is custom ddd mmm dd yyyy

When I create the pivot table it shows as dd-mmm but when I try to format the field it already shows the format correctly but the sample show dd mmm

ie. Source table shows Thu Mar 26 2015
Pivot Table Shows 26-Mar

I am unable to reformat it to show the source.

So how do I get the pivot table to display the right date format?

A:Excel Pivot Table Date is in wrong Format and I can't get it to change

Have you definitely ensured all cells in that column are formatted the same in the source table?
I formatted the current date as you describe and created a pivot table with that data and Excel automatically used the same formatting. I'm using Excel 2013.

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I Can't change Date Or Time
Every time i try to change the date it says An Error Has Occurred Unable TO save Changes

I'm Running Vista ultimate Sp1

A:Can't change Date Or Time

I think you are administrator


Policies>>User rights>>Change the System Time

Local Service and Administrators group must to have access to this option - if is another you have to fix it

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Date and time:It can not continue.You do not need permission to perform this action.Contact your computer administrator for help.It is I who is the computer administrator!

A:Change date and time not possible

Enter the Control Panel with the user name you are logged in as and verify that is the case.

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it seems there is something wrong with my control panel . not only does date & time option fail to appear there , but when i type timedate.cpl in the run box it pulls up the telephony control panel . so i checked tweakui and the telephony control panel associated with phone and modem (which is correct ) but is also associated with date and time. that is why even though date&time is checked off in tweakui to show up in my control panel it doesn't ! but phone and modem appears TWICE!!! i need to some how associate things correctly in regedit i think please help ! may need reg help and a clean copy of xpsp2 timedate.cpl file.

btw - when i double-click the time in the taskbar it also brings up th telephony c.p. , same-same with right-clicking and choosing adjust date&time option
thanx guys!!

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Please help!

I cannot change the date or time on my computer. Everytime I try it says that I have to be an administrator to do it, even though I am the administrator, in fact I am the only user on the system!

I have tried going into the user accounts but it won't let me click on manage another account type, change account type, or even change account name.

Any help would be much appreciated.

As a side issue which might also be related, I cannot install windows updates and it won't let me click on 'ok' when I try to change the setting to allow all users to install updates.

Thanks for looking and please help if you can!


A:Can't change date or time!!

Okay, don't panic.

Are you logged into the Vista hidden Admin account, or the first account you created ?

In XP the first account is an admin account; however, in Vista the first account you create claism to be an admin account.

But it isn't. Its a user account with user access.

So, look in the tutorials in these forums for the Hidden Admin account.

Create it, then change the clock.

Note that only the hidden admin can chage account types or names.

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When i press the "Change date and time", an error occurs.

it says: " Unable to continue. You do not have permission to perform this task. Please contact your computer administrator for help."

im sure that i'm the admin of my pc. i can change the time settings before, but I can't now. The time is 1 hour advance.

Hope somebody can help. Thanks.

A:Can't change date and time

Quote: Originally Posted by Barusang

When i press the "Change date and time", an error occurs.

it says: " Unable to continue. You do not have permission to perform this task. Please contact your computer administrator for help."

im sure that i'm the admin of my pc. i can change the time settings before, but I can't now. The time is 1 hour advance.

Hope somebody can help. Thanks.

Does it sync the time on the internet by itself?

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Hi - several users in one of our labs need to access an old piece of software that needs a different date format to the default. None of the users have administrator access rights and so cannot change the date format when they want to run this software.
Is this possible to control via group policy?


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Hi. I am running windows XP Home edition with SP3 (service pack 3). When ever i click on my Taskbar to view/change the date and time, i get a message(window) that says "You do not have the proper privilege level to change the system time." I only have one account on the computer and the account type is administrator. I was thinking it might be my firewall which is comodo internet security but even with that turned off i still get the same message. Please let me know if this is a minor problem that i do not have to worry about or a serious system failure/ virus or what ever else it maybe. Thank you for the help.

P.S. I have run multiple virus scans and they all come out clean.

A:Cant change date and time properties

Check for solution here:http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/article...permissions.htm

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So I noticed this morning that the date and time has somehow been changed to March 31st 2006 @ 3am (currently). When I try and change it I am alerted that I do not have the right privileges. Both accounts on this computer are administrators. I also cannot access it from the control panel.

If I try to access Local Security Policy under admin tools I am alerted that there is a "group policy error" and I do not have permission. never used group policy and do not know what it is.

I also do not have privileges to run a system restore.

Finally, certain websites, such as gmail, are giving me an error that The server's security certificate is not yet valid!

All of these privileges are things that I was able to do yesterday.

Thanks for the help!

A:can't change date/time and other issues

Hello you can change date and time settings in your bios. Reboot your system press delete key. Enter the date and time section do the necessary change then press f10 which will save and exit. Guess what time is changed in windows 7

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I've been having this problem for about a month and a half. Every time i reboot my machine, the date and time get change. At first the month would get changed to january , and the time would change exactly 1 hour back of the real time. The day and year were fine. That was in october. Now that its november and the daylight saving took place. The time is fine, but the month still gets rolled back but February. It seems to go back 9 months from the current month for some reason.

I've ran Registry Mechanic, fixed all the probs that it found, but it didn't help this prob.
I've ran Anti virus' programs - nothing
I've ran Spyware removers - nothing

So I'm kinda out of ideas now and any help would be appreciated.

thanks in advance,


A:On Reboot The Date And Time Change

This is usually a problem caused by a dead battery on the motherboard. They are inexpensive and easy to change. You can see the procedure on this site. Don't worry about writing down the CMOS settings, it not required IMHO.

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Without a third party program, is there a way to change the color of the date and time in the systray?

If not, is there a good freeware program that I can do just that?



A:change the color of the date/time in the systray

Maybe you can do it but I don't know how. Personally I use third party software - T Clock 2010

It's no longer updated and the project has been abandoned but it still works.

T-Clock 2010 (download) - DonationCoder.com

Screenshot from my machine:
If you want it to work properly you need an Elevated Shortcut in your Startup Programs folder.

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Hi, as above - the date changes randomly, sometimes backwards, sometimes forwards, for a day, two, five... A few weeks ago I had this problem with changing time, but now it seems to be ok, it's just the date now. I did set the clock properly, update with the Windows server etc. The computer is just 2 months old. It's Asus, if it matters. I couldn't find any answer in the net, please HELP!!

A:Random date/time change in Windows 7

Hello Asia, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check what time is set in your BIOS, and if you have the correct time zone with the proper daylight savings time option selected in Windows 7. If these are not correct, then it could cause issues with the time.

Hope this may help some,

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I originally posted this question on Microsoft Answers, and was directed to go here.
I'm on Windows 7 Enterprise, 64-bit.

I'm trying to add a function in my java program so it can change my computer's time based on certain input. I've figured out how to write to cmd from java using Runtime.getRuntime().exec("command") 
(I've tested this in my code and it works). I've figured out how to set system time in cmd as an administrator (time [time]). My problem is I can only set the time when I enter
cmd by right-clicking and selecting "Run as Administrator". I'm on a work-issued laptop and I don't have the Administrator password. I can open cmd and use runas with
my own username and password, but I can't change system time. I've looked at my user account in the control panel and it says I'm an administrator, but I still don't have
the ability to change my system time in cmd without specifically running it as Administrator. I would deeply appreciate any advice I can get on how to get around this. Thank you!

A:Change my date and time in cmd without Admin privileges

You must change the local group policy settings to add local users into the list of changing system time with the high privilege at the first time.Ivan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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I had 8.1 installed, and did the update from 8/12/2014 and now I can't change my date and time from the desktop, it gives me the following message;

You are attempting to open a file type of 'System file' (.cpl)

These files are used by the operating system and by various programs. Modifying or editing them could damage your system.

More options

So what do I use to open and run it?

Windows 8.1 is becoming a real hassle to deal with

A:Can't change date and time from desktop since 8.1.2 update

I just tried this and the date changed OK. Strangely though immediately I got a notification in Action Centre saying "Click here to enter your most recent password (important)". Clicking on the link just took me to the "My Accounts" in "PC Settings" section of the modern UI with nowhere to enter password. Odd.

You using a microsoft account? Are you part of the administrators group? Have you changed UAC settings?
As a matter of interest do you not automatically update the date and time?

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When i turn on computer date is always in 2002 year and time is different then real..
What could be the cause of this and how could I fix this?

A:Date and time change when i turn on computer

Hello Roma, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Please update your system specs so we may be able to better help with your specific hardware.

System Info - See Your System Specs

For now, it seems that you motherboard CMOS battery may be dead or close to it, and needs replacing. In addition, double check your BIOS CMOS time and date to make sure it's correct. Next, double check your time zone and date & time settings in Windows to make sure they are correct.

Hope this helps for now,

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For the past two weeks, my computer has been changing the date or time by itself. The date and time can be different the next time I would turn the computer on, or the date/time would change while the computer was on. I have not noticed the date/time changing when I start up something (like the internet), it just happens out of nowhere.

I know this may not help much, but the date/time doesn't change drastically. For example, on this past Sunday at about 10am, the computer time read that it was Sunday December 16th, 4 am. Whenever this would happen, I would just readjust the date/time on the Date & Time tab in the Date and Time Properties (I did not think to look at Time Zones and Internet Time then).

Another problem I have is that while shutting down my computer, sometimes my computer restarts instead. Sometimes, I see a blue screen when this happens. I cannot read the blue screen message as the screen disappears very quickly. I tried looking for the blue screen message in the event viewer, but it is not there.

I do not know if these two problems are related to one another.

I read that the random time/date changes can be caused by a dying motherboard battery. I asked some members of my family to check this, and they said that the battery is fine so the problem must be a virus. If anyone could guide me to check this again if needed, I would greatly appreciate it.
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A:Computer does not shut down, date/time change

Hello, we can take a look for malware.. Sometimes the clock issues is a failing motherboard battery in older PC'sMiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.>>>>Please Download TDSSkiller Launch it. Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive) Do not change the default options on scan results.>>>>Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.Malwarebytes may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet and double-cli... Read more

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How can I touch files and change date and time - like you can in Linux?


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