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Windows 7: Change the Windows 7 clock from UTC to GMT?


01 Aug 2009   #1

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
Change the Windows 7 clock from UTC to GMT?

Why's the clock in UTC format instead of GMT:
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Is there anyway to change it to GMT?


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01 Aug 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

hi bp96, and welcome to the forum,

what's the difference? (apart from a fraction of a second?)

but if you really want to change it, HKLM/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows NT/Current Version/Time Zones/UTC/Display

hope that helps!
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01 Aug 2009   #3

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Quote:
UTC replaced GMT as the basis for the main reference time scale or civil time in various regions on January 1, 1972
(Wikipedia)
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01 Aug 2009   #4

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Why did Vista and XP have GMT but now Windows 7 uses UTC?
Did the Windows 7 RC builds have GMT?
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01 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, the RC builds use UTC as well.
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01 Aug 2009   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

From the wiki link in my first post above:
The International Telecommunication Union wanted Coordinated Universal Time to have a single abbreviation for all languages. English speakers and French speakers each wanted the initials of their respective language's terms to be used internationally: "CUT" for "coordinated universal time" and "TUC" for "temps universel coordonné". This resulted in the final compromise of using "UTC".
"final compromise" pleases no-one
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01 Aug 2009   #7

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Thanks for the replies in a very short time but can anyone answer the other question I asked:
Why did Vista and XP have GMT but now Windows 7 uses UTC?
Sorry if it is obvious.
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01 Aug 2009   #8

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i think the whole world is heading in that direction, because GMT is not strictly accurate...i think it's called progress

click on the 'what's the difference' link in my first post to find out more.
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01 Aug 2009   #9

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bp96 View Post
Thanks for the replies in a very short time but can anyone answer the other question I asked:
Why did Vista and XP have GMT but now Windows 7 uses UTC?
Sorry if it is obvious.
You have to ask Microsoft about that. Maybe the XP and Vista teams didn´t know that GMT is out and UTC is in?

I still can not understand why this is so important for you. World needs a "CENTRAL TIME", it`s not important how it is called as long as everybody knows it.

GMT is dead. Long live UTC!
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01 Aug 2009   #10

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

This isn't so important to me- it's just that it's wierd because previous versions of Windows had GMT.
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