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Windows 7: Clock Just Started To Pick Up Speed

20 Aug 2015   #1
poolmon

win 7
 
 
Clock Just Started To Pick Up Speed

My desktop's computer clock just decided today that it wanted to start running faster.
I've sync'd it several times but it keeps picking up about 1 minute per hour.
Any ideas on how to stop this?


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20 Aug 2015   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Probably a silly suggestion, but have you got your location set correctly.
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21 Aug 2015   #3
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

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21 Aug 2015   #4
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Yes. The location/time are correct.
The motherboard battery is recent.

I searched some other sites and found that uninstalling the most recent Flash update, then changing the time/location to another setting, then resetting it correctly, then reinstalling flash seems to work for others. I tried that last night and it seemed to work. This is really strange.

Thanks for your input.
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21 Aug 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Wow. That is a new one. Thanks for sharing the solution.
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21 Aug 2015   #6
poolmon

win 7
 
 

I left my computer on all night (after doing the Flash replacement) and the time was fine this morning. I had no applications running. I thought the problem was solved.

Then this morning I opened some programs I normally leave open all day, came back in one hour and the clock was 4 minutes fast again! The latest software change prior to the flash update was to update AOL Desktop from 9.7 to 9.8 so now I'm rolling that back to 9.7 to see if that may be the culprit.
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21 Aug 2015   #7
poolmon

win 7
 
 

After reverting back to AOL Desktop 9.7 (from 9.8 released along with WIN 10) my WIN 7 clock has now stabilized with all my normal software open, including AOL. Interesting.
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21 Aug 2015   #8
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I did not know that AOL was still making software.

...and apparently, not very well :-)
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22 Aug 2015   #9
poolmon

win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
I did not know that AOL was still making software.

...and apparently, not very well :-)
They have maintained their Desktop software and if you do use AOL mail or visit their site (I know many don't anymore) going in through their software is by far superior to going in through a browser window. Just can't recommend newest version 9.8 from my recent experience. Sticking with 9.7 on WIN 7. Now maybe it works OK with WIN 10, but I'll wait for feedback from others on that.
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