Stop Windows 10 automatically changing your time zone

Windows 10 has just rolled out it's big November update (10586). One of the new features is that Windows can now automatically detect where you are and change your time zone automatically.

If you use a VPN, this can get very frustrating. I live in Sydney and VPN to the UK everyday. I started to notice that my clock would change to UK time. I am thinking this is an oversight and the time shouldn't change when connected to a VPN.

Here's how to disable it.

  • Click Start
  • Type "Settings" and load the Settings app
  • Click Time & Language
  • Uncheck Set time zone automatically