dattran 0 points N/APosted on - 10/08/2011
Cannot change the time or date on the taskbar. Whenever I try to change the time by double-clicking on it on the taskbar it says I don’t have the proper privileges to change it. I would not bother changing it if the time or date were correct, but it isn’t.
Even by going to the Control Panel it gives me this same message. What is going on?
By the way,my operating system is Windows XP home edition with SP3 installed .
Date and Time Properties
You do not have the proper privilege level to change the System Time.
I have tried to change the time and date on the BIOS but has no effect on Windows.
I have anti-virus installed but didn’t detect anything unusual.
It is best to ask the system administrator to do the time changing because you might not be the one who has the privilege to do this. It is possible that you are not the owner of that computer that is why you are not allowed.
Your anti virus is not reliable so a virus entered your system even though you are the administrator of the computer. You should buy a licensed one and with a much better features.
Reformat the setup because even if you repair the operating system. There is nothing you can do about it. A fresh install operating system and fresh formatted hard disk is a good way to remove it.
One reason for that is when you are using a standard non-admin account in Microsoft Windows. Since changing the date and time settings on the computer will affect all users, an administrator account is required to modify this setting. If you are using a non-admin account, ask someone with an administrator account to change the date and time settings for you.
Or, if you have an administrator account, log in or switch to that user account to change the date and time settings of the computer. This should fix the problem. Also, to make sure the clock or date is correct, you can synchronize your computer with an internet clock. Double-click the time on the system tray to bring up the “Date and Time Properties”.
In the Date and Time Properties window, go to “Time Zone” tab and select your correct time zone from the dropdown list based on your current location or country and then click “Apply”. Next, go to “Internet Time” tab and make sure “Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server” is checked. In the “Server” dropdown list, select either “time.windows.com” or “time.nist.gov” whichever works and click “Update Now”.