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Set the Date and Time

Most computers on campus have an internal clock that will automatically set the date and time for us when we turn the computer on. However, if our computer does not have this feature or our computer has two floppy drives, we will need to do the following steps to set the date and time.
 
Directions:
1. Type the date like this: 1-15-97
2. Press the return key (enter key).
3. Type the time like this: 8:46
4. Press return.
5. Notice that the C:\> prompt will appear.
 
DOS marks the date and time on everything we do. It is important to periodically check the date and time if we have an internal clock to see if it is correct. If we have a two floppy system, it is important to enter the correct date and time when we turn the computer on.