Change the time zone in Windows 7

By default, the time zone in Windows 7 is set to  -8:00 Pacific Time (US & Canada). There are multiple ways to change the time zone. This post shows you two ways to change the time zone in Windows 7.

Solution 1:

  1. Right click on the clock, at the right bottom of your screen, and click on Adjust Date/Time.
  2. Click on the Change time zone button
  3. Select the correct time zone and click OK. If you are in a region with DST, make sure you have checked the “Automatically adjust clock for Daylight Saving Time” checkbox.

Solution 2:

  1. Click the Windows Orb and type “cmd” in de Search box. Press Enter.
  2. Type TZUTIL /L and press Enter. TZUTIL is a tool in Windows 7 which lets you set the time zone from the command line.
  3. From the output of the command TZUTIL /L (which is quite a long list 🙂 ), record the time zone you want to change to.
  4. Type TZUTIL /S “time zone . So, in case you want to change the time zone to (UTC+01:00) Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, you should type:  TZUTIL /S “W. Europe Standard Time”.

For more information about TZUTIL, just type TZUTIL and press Enter.

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The 3th and easiest solution is to move to one of the following cities:
Seattle WA
San Francisco CA
Los Angeles CA
San Diego CA
Las Vegas NV



I have an issue with the times zone in windows 7, for some reason they seem to have been erased and I dont know how to get them back. TZUTIL /L doesn’ t display anything nor does the roll down menu in the set time zone menu, it’s just blank.


Thanks quick easy

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