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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:05 PM
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I have had trouble with my computer clock since the time change
It didn't change manually and every day, it sets itself back an hour.
Has anyone had this problem and how do you fix it?
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:05 PM
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1. What are you running? 2000? XP? n/t
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:07 PM
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3. XP.
It's a new computer, I shouldn't be having these problems.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:11 PM
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7. Do you have the internet time server option disabled?
Double click the clock; it's the third tab, labeled "Internet Time". It syncs your clock with a time server. If it's on, try switching it off, or the other way around.

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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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17. You've probably already done this, but...
go check at http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com and make sure you've got all the high-priority and recommended updates installed.

Then, try a little trick I've found with some Win2000 workstations - double-click the clock, then click the Time Zone tab. If the "automatically adjust clock" box is unchecked, check it and click Apply. If it's checked, uncheck it, click Apply, then check it again and click Apply again.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:30 PM
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33. That's my suggestion
MS did send out a patch for the new time change and mine worked just fine.

In fact, I was a little surprised by it. I was anticipating setting them all manually.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:06 PM
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2. me,too-with XP
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Connie_Corleone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:09 PM
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4. You have to download the patch for it from Microsoft.
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GrantDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:10 PM
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5. There were some patches to download from MS
This link should help solve your problems;

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:11 PM
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6. My Mac hasn't had any problems.
Of course it's a Mac so no surprise there.
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:12 PM
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9. Do you people ever not gloat?
And do you ever do it in a non-smug fashion?
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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14. Is there a way to gloat un-smugly?
:D

I know, that shit gets old. :grr:
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:15 PM
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19. Then get a Mac.
We gloat automatically.

.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:21 PM
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27. I don't want a Mac. I don't like them. They have some advantages,
chief of which there aren't enough of them to attract the attention of hackers and virus writers, etc. But I still don't like them.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:35 PM
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34. Fairy tales
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 09:37 PM by Atman
Windows allows viruses in because of the way the OS is written. The Mac OS simply doesn't allow code to execute by itself. You don't have to like Macs...but it is funny to read a thread wherein so many people can't even get their fucking CLOCKS to work correctly! :rofl:

All the Mac users still struggling to get their clocks to tell the correct time, chime in here...



*crickets*



Yeah. Macs suck.

.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:47 PM
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35. Uh huh. I see you are not a programmer.
Nice.
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Feron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 10:24 PM
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37. I had issues setting my clock in Linux..
so the problem isn't unique to Windows.

The root of my problem was that I had my clock synced to the NTP servers and they all seem to roll my clock back to the old time. Unsyncing and manually setting the clock did the trick.

Here's a great Maddox rant about Mac zealots: http://maddox.xmission.com/c.cgi?u=macs_cant
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 10:33 PM
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38. I have a rant about Maddox's rants.
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 10:41 PM by Atman
He can be funny, but he's also simply an asshole much of the time.

File it under "truth hurts."

You're correct, I'm not a programmer. If you can point me to the hacker who has been able to get into the Mac OS -- without being provided the back doors in the first place -- then please do. Face facts, Windows "people" are just as smug, nasty and condescending as Mac "people." Just for different reasons. You're defending your decision to keep using a POS OS, we're defending our decision not to have to constantly tweak our computers between "Service Packs" and trying to figure out how to get a goddam clock to function properly.

As for Maddox...he's at least an hour behind reality.

.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:20 PM
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39. Best.Reply.Ever.
:rofl: Aint' it true though?
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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16. neither has my xp computer - sorry yer not that special :-) but you DO have
3% market share on your side :-)

Msongs
www.msongs.com
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:16 PM
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21. Read a Windows press release since 1992?
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 09:18 PM by Atman
:hi:

Seriesly...It's pretty funny how you Windows people get pissed off at Mac people for NOT having problems. Your like the Muslims who feel the need to cut themselves with swords and beat themselves to prove their worthiness. I'd prefer to just keep using my computer without all the bloodshed.

.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 05:35 AM
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42. Ummm...this windows person has never had a problem with her
computer. But she did throw a Mac out with the trash about 5 years ago. :hi:
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:57 PM
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36. 6% and rising. nt
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:12 PM
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8. I guess you mean it didn't change -automatically-...?
You should be able to reset it -manually- and it should stay right. Is it "losing" an hour every day? If that's the case, something is terribly awry. :eyes:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:13 PM
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12. I didn't even set it manually... automatically was correct in the morning
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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13. Yes I had to change the time manually on Sunday.
Then Monday it lost an hour so I reset it and today it lost an hour and had to reset it. :shrug:
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:15 PM
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20. Okay, you didn't get the update/patch. See other posts about this.
...
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:13 PM
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10. Try this...
Click Click on the time in the lower right corner
OR
Click on START then CONTROL PANEL then DATE AND TIME

Click on INTERNET TIME tab
Check Automatically synchronize
Select a choice

Click APPLY NOW
Click OK

Based on your Time Zone it should set the clock correctly.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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18. It's already set to that.
:shrug:
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:20 PM
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26. Are you set for correct time zone?
Edited on Tue Mar-13-07 09:22 PM by LiberalFighter
Did you try doing "Apply Now"?

What is the date that the synchronization was last run? (It appears that it is only done once a week)

Are you using time.windows.com or time.nist.gov? I tried time.nist.gov and get error.
time.windows.com worked okay for me.
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:26 PM
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32. Website for download here
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:13 PM
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11. Ours works fine.
We have XP. It set itself and keeps perfect time.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:14 PM
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15. It didn't change manually?
Huh? So, when you MANUALLY went to your clock control panel (or whatever convoluted series of hoops you PC users must jump through) and set the hour ahead by one, it wouldn't do automatically change? I'm sorry, your message is pretty strange. "It didn't change manually every day." Well...if it had to do it itself every day, that wouldn't be MANUALLY, that would be automatically. If you have something set to "manually" do it every day, no wonder it isn't doing it AUTOMATICALLY, as you seem to be expecting. Unless I'm missing something.

Of course...you could get a Mac and not worry about such things. My computer syncs to the nuclear clock at Los Alamos. Automatically. (Is there a "needless snark" smiley? Sorry. Just in one of those moods).

.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-14-07 05:19 AM
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41. Network Time Protocol clocks broadcast UTC
(which is basically GMT to everyday users), and that's what Apples use. So, no, it wasn't the nuclear clock at Los Alamos that enabled your computer to change the displayed time correctly - because the time it broadcasts doesn't change at all with Daylight Savings Time. It was probably the DST patch that Apple issued. Or your operating system version is less than a year old. You see, Apple has to issue manual patches too.
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:16 PM
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22. Double click on the clock (lower right corner of screen)
Go to Time Zone tab

Uncheck Automatically Adjust Clock For Daylight Savings Changes

Click OK
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illinoisprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:17 PM
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23. mine is fine
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:19 PM
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25. Most of our computers are
Two of them are glitching and the other 3 are fine.
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BlackVelvet04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:18 PM
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24. If you click on the time you will
open a window that has a tab that says Internet Time. Set it to automatically synchronize with time-b.nist.gov. Worked for me.

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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:23 PM
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29. Everytime I click on the time....
this pops up:

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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:21 PM
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28. A lot of people are having this problem
People are having to look in manuals and help files to correct their clocks.

Where I work, there's a big digital clock in the lobby that's synchronized with a time server. And even it had problems.

It's another Bush problem. Since the Daylight Savings time shift, it leaves only the US and Canada with different times than the rest of the world for two weeks of the year.

And there are exceptions, even in Canada. Our province of Saskatchewan doesn't even use Daylight Savings time.

Here's an article from the British news org "The Register" on the problem:

Stop the US daylight saving madness!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/06/gartner_dayligh...
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:23 PM
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30. Relativity. At least it's not your COMMUTER clock
The Boss would have had a hissy by now
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 09:25 PM
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31. I had the same problem.
I went back and this time I clicked "apply" before "okay". And everything was okay after that.
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:26 PM
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40. What I want to know is how your thread has 38 replies with only one "view".




I won't even get started about Macs.











Which, by the way, ROCK.



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