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Time and date change

Whenever we have a power outage my computer resets its date back to May 2004. I know how to reset the time and date, how can I make sure that the computer keeps the new date I set

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Replace the CMOS battery with a new one, and get yourself an un-interruptable power supply to handle the power outages.

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Go to your Bios Settings. Change the System Date there.

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I'm sorry my French is a little rusty,,,,are you asking about changing time and date on your desktop computer?

Put your mouse cursor on the time, then Right-click on it.
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This is a type of watch battery. Generally it is a CR2032.
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Make sure the computer is off and unplugged from power.
FOLLOW anti-static precautions. (If you do not you will fry out the computer)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao866I9XpTo
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The battery you would need is a cr2032 battery. Here is an enlarged image of the battery Im talking about:

http://media.digikey.com/photos/Panasonic%20Photos/CR2032.jpg


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