Support: Computer’s Date is Always Wrong

Issue: My computer’s date and time is always wrong, I constantly have to change the time every time I start my computer.

If your time is off by a few minutes (about 1-5 minutes) this could be a minor manufacturer’s problem.

If your date and time resets or reverts back to a far past date, your computer may require a change of internal clock battery. This battery is important as your computer will not be able to operating without it. Internal clock batteries can last up to 7-10 years depending on the brand and type of computer.

Old computers may have a firmware limit preventing the date from permanently setting to the current date.