Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Is it possible to disable the Windows 7 clock?


04 Feb 2012   #1

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 
 
Is it possible to disable the Windows 7 clock?

Hi everyone - I'm interested to know whether its possible to disable the system clock? We all know applications and websites can get access to our time zone, etc. I often use anonymous browser clients such as TOR & JonDo to protect my online privacy. For example, I might be set an IP address in Russia, but live in America. The thing is - websites can still access our time zone on the computer
so they will I'm not in Russia but actually in xxxx state in America. I don't want to change the time to something random as I've heard this can destabilize the computer and its applications. So is it possible to disable it? If not - is there a browser configuration to block access to it? I did attempt running it under Sandboxie but that doesn't work either.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

TD7BA, As you say, to change the time to a random date/time would be a disaster for your system.

I Would not recommend randomly changing the system time/date.

Of course unless you make images of your system before you do this, Even then your system could change it back to the correct one without you recognizing it. Not a good idea..
Unless you like the thrill of re-installing your operating system.

Rich
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

Don't you find Tor extremely slow? I don't think the system clock can be disabled. It is used for many other activities.

I think that deleting history, cookies etc. as you exit a browser should afford you more than enough protection. Disabling the computer clock seems like paranoia to me. I think even the most secure sites like Banks, a Nation's Defense Establishments etc. don't do that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


05 Feb 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Websites are not getting your timezone unless they have Javascript send it back. Javascript runs locally on your machine thus it is able to get it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Is it possible to disable the Windows 7 clock?




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Is it possible to disable the Windows 7 clock?
Thread Forum
Solved Clock Drift driving me nuts. Any way to sync to CMOS clock? General Discussion
How See Digital Clock From Task Bar Clock? Customization
Solved what is gpu clock and memory clock? Graphic Cards
Solved Clock on pc lost 2 hours on the clock ? Performance & Maintenance
Solved Windows 7 clock General Discussion
GPU clock / Memory clock always at max value Graphic Cards
windows 7 clock General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:29 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33