Windows 10: My timezone changed randomly

Discus and support My timezone changed randomly in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My timezone randomly changed around last week from CST to EST. It's only for my computer, my other devices have the correct timezone.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by poggggggg, Apr 19, 2021.

  1. poggggggg Win User

    My timezone changed randomly

    My timezone randomly changed around last week from CST to EST. It's only for my computer, my other devices have the correct timezone.

    poggggggg, Apr 19, 2021

  2. Timezone Change

    Hi Iselda,

    For us to properly isolate the issue with changing the timezone, we would like to know the following:

    • Were there any changes made on your computer prior to the issue (e.g., updates, software installation)?
    • What is the exact error message that you are getting?
    • To make sure that we have not missed on anything, what troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    As an initial resolution, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • In the search box, type in cmd. You'll see Command Prompt listed.
      Right-click and select Run as Administrator.
    • Type tzutil /l to see the list of all time zones.
    • Once you have found your time zone, copy the description that is on the second line. Example:

      (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)

      Central Standard Time <---- copy
    • Afterwards, type tzutil /s "paste the time zone here". Like this:

      tzutil /s "Central Standard Time" (make sure to include the quotations!); then, Enter.
    • Exit the Command Prompt, and then go to your time settings.

    We look forward to your response.
    Michael Gall, Apr 19, 2021
  3. Jack Cook - aka Help_Line, Apr 19, 2021
  4. My timezone changed randomly

    Not changing Timezone automatically

    So, I checked this again. When I went to Germany, it changed automatically, everything as it is supposed to. When I came back to Latvia, it stayed in Germany timezone. I connected to WIFI, checked that even MSN weather application switched to Latvia, but
    the timezone stayed. I tried turning on/off location, autmatic timezone changes, but nothing helped. Then I set manually timezone and switched it back to automatic timezone change - it switched back to Germany timezone. Now this morning (after ~36h being in
    Latvia) it has changed to correct timezone. I kind of didn't do anything, it just shows now correct again. But I'm pretty sure that the issue will reappear next time.
    MatissLiepa, Apr 19, 2021

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