How to change the timezone on Windows 10 when the UI fails

Changing the timezone should not be complicated! There is a nice user interface, with a list of timezones, I pick the one I need, click sync time and … it fails. The old timezone is back and the time on my laptop is wrong!

So how to force (in this case brute force works) Windows to change the timezone. Simple we will use powershell

Find Powershell and run as Administrator

Find Powershell and run as Administrator

Find the id for your current timezone

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Get-TimeZone -ListAvailable

Scroll and search for the timezone you need. In my case it is

Id                         : Romance Standard Time
DisplayName                : (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris
StandardName               : Romance Standard Time
DaylightName               : Romance Summer Time
BaseUtcOffset              : 01:00:00
SupportsDaylightSavingTime : True

Use the id to set the new timezone

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Set the timezone from PowerShell

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Set-TimeZone -Id "Romance Standard Time"

You timezone and the time of the clock should have changed

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