How to change computer date using command prompt date command

Did you know that you could change your computer date using a simple Date command in command prompt?

Open Command Prompt as Administrator

1) Press the Windows Key
2) Type cmd and press return
3) Right Click the Command Prompt icon and select ‘ Run as Administrator’

Date command options

There aren’t many options for the Date command, it is generally intended to be a quick way to change your computers date.

Displays or sets the date.

DATE [/T | date]

Type DATE without parameters to display the current date setting and
a prompt for a new one. Press ENTER to keep the same date.

If Command Extensions are enabled the DATE command supports
the /T switch which tells the command to just output the
current date, without prompting for a new date.

Type the command

In the command prompt window enter the below command and press return


You’ll then be given the option to type in a new date (should you wish) or just press return again to cancel

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