Computer showing the wrong time

I hope someone can help with this. My friend borrowed my Microsoft surface last week and went to Australia. Since time is connected the surface changed to NSW time.

However now that it is back here it is still on oz time. It is functioning fine but the time on emails is still going out with Oz time on them.

I've tried changing the time manually but it doesn't change the time on the emails and since I work from home I need the correct time to show on emails.

The Microsoft surface was used for a presentation and an IT person did the connecting.

Does anyone have any advice o how to fix it or alternatively how this would have been done so I can try working backwards?


geek_lj1422, Sep 4, 4:28 am

geek_nice_lady, Sep 4, 5:45 am

You will want to set the time zone back to NZ. go to settings (cog) time & language

geek_black-heart, Sep 4, 9:16 am

Thanks for that nice_lady. I've tried these suggestions but it is still sending my emails as if in Oz.

Is my only option to do a reset?

geek_lj1422, Sep 4, 9:26 am

I've changed the settings, I did that first and the correct time showed on the surface but when I sent an email it showed me in Oz time.

Is my only option a factory reset? I really don't want to do one if I can avoid it.

geek_lj1422, Sep 4, 9:54 am

What program do you use for email?

geek_r.g.nixon, Sep 4, 10:57 am

Do not do a factory reset that'll cause you many more problems.
Answer question #6

geek_nice_lady, Sep 4, 11:35 am

Ok go back to the settings cog, time and language.
Now click the region & language is that region set to NZ ?

geek_black-heart, Sep 4, 12:01 pm


the region and language is set to NZ.

It is gmail using Microsoft edge.

geek_lj1422, Sep 4, 2:34 pm

Google to the rescue :

How do I correct the time on my Gmail?
Visit geek_nice_lady, Sep 4, 3:24 pm

Thanks so much. I wish I had thought to google it earlier.

geek_lj1422, Sep 4, 4:16 pm

Well even Techs don't know everything but once we'd ascertained HOW you were accessing your mail, (in this case Edge/gmail/web), THEN we could figure out where the issue was.

geek_nice_lady, Sep 4, 4:32 pm

And reboot your device so that changes can take effect.

geek_gabbysnana, Sep 4, 6:44 pm

Thank you all for your help. I really appreciate all your advice

geek_lj1422, Sep 12, 6:06 pm