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Windows 7: incorrect time set

09 Dec 2009   #1
chick magnet

win 7 x64
 
 
incorrect time set

Windows 7 always boots with the time at utc (0) even though I have set the correct region (+10).
When I update from the internet "time.nist.gov" the time is displayed correctly but it is tedious to have to do this at every boot.

The local time shows correctly in the bios and in dualboot Linux.

Any clues?


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10 Dec 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

You are dual booting, that would be the issue right there. Windows and Linux handle time differently, and unfortunate Linux has this annoying ability to disrupt Windows' time keeping.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Interesting. That must be frustrating.
My Win7 works a-ok on +10 (Sydney time for me).

Try setting the internet time to update automatically with Microsoft 'time.windows.com' instead of' time.nist.gov' and ensure that 'Synchronise with internet time server' is ticked.

I also have mine set to notify my automatically when the time is changed and to automatically adjust for daylight savings.

Hope this helps, let me know how you go.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
You are dual booting, that would be the issue right there. Windows and Linux handle time differently, and unfortunate Linux has this annoying ability to disrupt Windows' time keeping.
Hey that' interesting. I haven't encountered it before. I'vee had many Vista-Ubuntu and XP/ubuntu installs with no problems. Is it a particular Linux or Windows flavour that causes this (that you know of)?
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10 Dec 2009   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Hey that' interesting. I haven't encountered it before. I'vee had many Vista-Ubuntu and XP/ubuntu installs with no problems. Is it a particular Linux or Windows flavour that causes this (that you know of)?
It depends greatly on the configuration. But if either one messes with the BIOS clock in some what that is not agreeable by the two it causes problems. Windows (this is configurable, I think) sets the local time for the BIOS clock while Linux (this is configurable) sets UTC.
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14 Dec 2009   #6
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

@ logicearth,
Thanks. I didn't realise that software time systems can update the hardware time system (bios); but it makes sense given the cheap chips used for time management in most PC's.


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