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Windows 7: ASUS laptop, home premium 64-bit - and time zone wrong - huh?


11 Jul 2011   #1

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ASUS laptop, home premium 64-bit - and time zone wrong - huh?

Helping my daughter today with a "new" (refurbed actually) ASUS laptop T4500, with a Home Premium 64-bit OS on it.

Everything more or less worked okay out of the box as far as I can tell.

But in the initial setup (the stuff that launches the first time you turn the computer on), when I (correctly) picked my time zone - eastern US - the clock set one hour behind. Daylight time was correctly detected; without it I'd have been two hours behind.

I spent a little time trying to figure that out, couldn't get it to take, and finally copped out and picked Atlantic time, one time zone to the east of where I really am.

So now the time displays correctly, but I'm pretty bugged that, after setting up maybe a dozen computers from Windows 98 to Windows 7, I am faced with a stupid glitch like this that I've never seen before.

Other than the date/time control panel, which I've of course tried and failed with, is there some odd hidden setting that would explain why I have to have the computer set to the Atlantic daylight time zone to correctly display the eastern daylight time?

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11 Jul 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sounds like daylight saving time is not factored in
Set the clock
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11 Jul 2011   #3

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Sounds like daylight saving time is not factored in
Set the clock
It was.

Windows 7 is to automatically detect DST, and it does so correctly. If I manually override the setting and uncheck DST, the computer time goes back one hour, making me two hours behind.

After I posted I had the epiphany to check the region settings, which I did, and the region was correctly set to United States.

So I'm still at a loss as to what is wrong.
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11 Jul 2011   #4

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Is your date correct?
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11 Jul 2011   #5

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Is your date correct?
Date also is set correctly.
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11 Jul 2011   #6

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Are you sure that you are in the US, just kidding?

This will show how to make sure Savings time is set correctly
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com...meSettings.php
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11 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

After setting the date and time zone correctly, go to Internet Time and do an Update using the windows server.
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12 Jul 2011   #8

Win7 Professional 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
After setting the date and time zone correctly, go to Internet Time and do an Update using the windows server.
That solved it. I would like to think that, with a cool head and time on my hands, I'd have eventually tried it. But I didn't until you made the suggestion. Thanks.
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