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Windows 7: Time Is Always Off; I Have To Keep Resetting It

02 Jan 2016   #1
Powerpuff Girls

Windows 7: Home Premium x64
 
 
Time Is Always Off; I Have To Keep Resetting It

One of the strangest problems I have is that the time is off, generally by +4 hours. Even after reset. What is strange is I as far as I remember I've always had this problem with Windows, and it only seems to be the recent versions of Windows, (Windows 7 at least). I don't think I had it was XP.

When I install, I make sure to put it on the correct time zone, sometimes, during installation, it'll show up correctly. Usually I have to change it, plus the time zone. The time zone stays the same after I set it, but the time doesn't.

I'm not sure where it's getting the info, because my motherboard is on the correct time, and I also run Linux, and never had an issue with the time on there. That's what makes it strange.

- Blossom


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02 Jan 2016   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Blossom mate try this for starters if you haven't already
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

if no change then try these

SUPERAntiSpyware | Remove Malware | Remove Spyware - AntiMalware, AntiSpyware, AntiAdware!
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/ when downloading and installing watch out for the tick box for the trial version untick it if you do not want to trial it (see below)
AdwCleaner Download
(NB if you have Kaspersky installed it may rave on about the download – ignore it or disable it for the duration of the download/scan)

Edit Have you checked the BIOS for the time and date??
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02 Jan 2016   #3
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Hi Powerpuffs -

Turn off the Internet time sync:

  1. Right click the Date/Time applet at the far right of the Task Bar.
  2. Click on Adjust date/time; the Date and Time window opens.
  3. Click on the Internet Time tab.
  4. Click the Change settings... button; the Internet Time Settings window opens.
  5. Deselect (uncheck) the box Synchronize with an Internet time server.
  6. Click the OK button; you return to the Date and Time window.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Done.

Windows should now (next boot?) read the motherboard clock.

Regards,
GEWB
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02 Jan 2016   #4
siepo

Linux 64-bits
 
 

As far as I understand, Linux keeps universal time and translates that on-the-fly to local time, whereas Windows keeps local time. Linux consults a time server at startup, so on Linux you never notice that Windows has messed with the time settings. Links on fixing this (not tried):
http://crashmag.net/configuring-windows-7-support-for-utc-bios-time
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuTime
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02 Jan 2016   #5
Powerpuff Girls

Windows 7: Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Hi Powerpuffs -

Turn off the Internet time sync:

  1. Right click the Date/Time applet at the far right of the Task Bar.
  2. Click on Adjust date/time; the Date and Time window opens.
  3. Click on the Internet Time tab.
  4. Click the Change settings... button; the Internet Time Settings window opens.
  5. Deselect (uncheck) the box Synchronize with an Internet time server.
  6. Click the OK button; you return to the Date and Time window.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Done.
Windows should now (next boot?) read the motherboard clock.

Regards,
GEWB
I did this, it seems to work so far. I'll give it a day and see how it goes. Thanks

- Blossom
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02 Jan 2016   #6
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Powerpuff Girls View Post

I did this, it seems to work so far. I'll give it a day and see how it goes. Thanks

- Blossom
You are welcome. It should work just fine from here out.

Regards,
GEWB
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04 Jan 2016   #7
Powerpuff Girls

Windows 7: Home Premium x64
 
 

I'm afraid the time is still off, by 4 hours still. I've checked the BIOS and made sure that it was correct.

- Blossom
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04 Jan 2016   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I don't want to butt in, but is your time always out by 4 hours, or does it vary.

If it's always out by exactly 4 hours then the time zone has to be wrong. Re check your time zone & set the computer to that time zone.
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04 Jan 2016   #9
GEWB

Linux (Mint is primary) / XP, Win7 Home / Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Win8.1 / Win10 archived VM
 
 

Thinking out loud here - did you load the time zone patch a while back? I don't remember what month it was issued as I didn't load it.

Regards,
GEWB
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04 Jan 2016   #10
Powerpuff Girls

Windows 7: Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
I don't want to butt in, but is your time always out by 4 hours, or does it vary.

If it's always out by exactly 4 hours then the time zone has to be wrong. Re check your time zone & set the computer to that time zone.
It;s generally +4 hours, last night or the night before, it was off by 1.

- Blossom
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