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Unable to change time zone

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HP Pavilion Laptop 15-cs3xxx
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I have a new HP laptop and have set up a user account for myself. I am on the east coast but the time zone is set to Pacific Time. I have the option checked to set time and time zone automatically. When I go to Control Panel > Clock and Region > Change Time Zone, and I try to change the time zone, it says I do not have permission and to contact an administrator. But when I go to Control Panel > Manage Accounts, my account is an administrator. How do I change the time zone and/or why does it not know my account is an administrator account?

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@dmichele 

 

Not sure what is going on; I can suggest a place to check.

 

In the Date and Time  menu,

Select Tab Internet Time 

 

If you can do so, 

Change settings

Check box:  Synchronize with an Internet time server

In the drop-down menu next to "Server", select a time server:

time.nist.gov

 

Click Update now

and OK to leave the menu

 

Restart the computer - check for any difference.

 

What does that prove?

Again, not sure.

In theory, if you are running an Admin privileged account, you are by definition "Admin".

 

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Thank you for your reply. It did let me change the time server but my laptop is still on Pacific time and I am still unable to change the time zone to Eastern. 

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