Cannot change Time Zone nor time in Date & Time

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I have tried everything I have found on the internet. Nothing has worked till now. I cannot change the time nor time zones on my PC. Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time > Turning off Set Time Zone Automatically does not give me the option to change time zone manually. When I go to Settings > Time & Language > Date & Time > Additional Clocks > Date & Time > Change Time Zone, a pop up saying "You do not have permission to perform this task. Please contact your administrator." comes up even though I am on the administrator user.

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Hi @Windower,

Here are some potential solutions that might help:

  1. Run a System File Checker: Corrupted system files could be the culprit, preventing you from changing the time zone¹. Verify the integrity of Windows system files by running a System File Checker. Here's how:


# Open Command Prompt with administrator access
# Run each command below and wait for the scan to complete.
SFC /scannow
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth


  • After running these commands, restart your computer and check if the issue persists.

  • Create a New User Profile:
    If the problem persists, try creating a new user profile on your Windows computer. User profile-related issues can sometimes cause such problems.

  • Change Time Zone in Safe Mode:
    Attempt to change the time zone in Safe Mode.

  • Check Internet Time Settings:
    In the Date and Time menu, go to the Internet Time tab. If possible, adjust settings to synchronize with an Internet time server.

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Leon Pavesic