I’m getting ready for a late-night work session and once I turned on my Acer Aspire Switch 11 V, I can’t seem to access Google. Talk about inconvenience…

My first though was: “shit, Microsoft must really want me to use their Edge browser and Bing instead.”

It’s sceptical, I know, but you can’t blame me! I couldn’t use Google Chrome or access Google.com on the Edge browser either. It was really weird.

The solution

However it turns out that Microsoft isn’t so evil after all. The problem was that, for some weird reason, my date and time settings on Windows 10 were way off. About a month old to be precise.

To fix this “Your connection is not private” error that pops up when you try to access Google, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the time/date which is found on the bottom right side of your Windows dock.
  2. At the bottom you’ll see “Date and time settings”. Click that.
  3. On this next screen, configure the date and time accordingly and “Set time automatically” if it’s not done already.

That’s it! Once you’ve fixed your date and time on Windows 10 you should be able to access Google.com without any problems.

Let me know if this helped you in the comments!


Fabio Virgi

I'm the Founder & Editor of Let's Talk Tech and a travel blog called Fab Meets World. Some people call me a geek, I think they're probably right. I'm fascinated by technology and innovation, love good design and own way too many gadgets for my own good. Want to connect? Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram.