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Solved: Windows 7 clock issue

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Maru1, May 3, 2011.

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  1. Maru1

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    Hello!

    I have a clock issue in Windows 7. The time that windows is showing is not correct, it always runs two hours ahead. For example, as you can see in the attached pic, the time says 15:01 and it should be 13:01 because this is correct time for my time zone.

    The issue is related to the Linux. I have set up a dual boot Ubuntu/Win 7 and as I understand the Windows OS reads time from UTC from Linux or something like that. Some suggested that issue will be resolved if i turn of UTC time in Linux, I did that but the issue still remains in Windows 7. I can update the time manually but after a few minutes it goes back two hours ahead!

    Can someone suggest a solution for my problem?
    Thanks!
     

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  2. pharoh

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    Have you got the correct time zone set

    start/control panel/clock language region/date and time/change the time zone
     
  3. Maru1

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    Yes, I have. UTC+01:00, which is my time zone...
     
  4. pharoh

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    set the clock two hours behind from your correct time and tell us the result,
     
  5. Maru1

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    I did, manually. It stays two hours behind during the session, but when i reboot it goes two hours ahead of correct time as usual. Without logging into Ubuntu, just ordinary rebooting of Windows :confused:
     
  6. pharoh

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    Was there a time when the clock was running normal on this w 7 installation.?


    Also what country are you in?
     
  7. Maru1

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    yes it was running normal when i installed Win7 ... i'm almost sure that the problem is because of dual installation. That said, there was no problem for, i don't know, couple of months with both OS installed... and then, one day time just changed in Win7! Dunno why... or what triggered it. I looked for a solution, but as I didn't find any, I just left it like that...
    Is there a way to reset those clocks set them up again from scratch?

    Croatia :eek:
     
  8. TerryNet

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    Lots of Ubuntu time information here.

    As I understand it Windows prior to Vista SP2 defaults to "local" time while Vista SP2 and Windows 7 default to UTC. So, if you do not change Windows for Ubuntu's /etc/default/rcS you want UTC=yes if you are dual booted with the more recent Windows and UTC=no for older Windows.

    Those are the settings I have for my dual boot XP/Ubuntu (UTC=no) and for my Ubuntu running as VirtualBox guest in Windows 7 host (UTC=yes).
     
  9. pharoh

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    make sure correct country is set in region and language.

    control panel./clock language and region/region and language/change location
     
  10. Maru1

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    The country in "region and language" is correct
     
  11. Maru1

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    You were right Terry! Setting UTC=yes in /etc/default/rcS fixes the clock in Win7 - it is now showing correct time!
    Thanks!

    Also, thank you to Pharoh for trying to help!
     
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    You're welcome. :)
     
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