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Old 09-24-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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Odd issue with date/time on dual boot fedora/win 7

The issue that I'm facing seems to be a strange one to me. Basically, after I've booted into fedora, the next time I boot into win 7, the time is set all wrong and I have to manually reset it to the proper time. Fedora always shows the correct time, but when it shuts down and saves time to hardware or whatever it does, ends up making my windows show a completely random time. Obviously not a big deal, just very annoying to keep having to reset the time on win. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated.

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Does win 7 truly show a "completely random time"? Keep a pad and pencil handy. Record the error in time (hours and minutes) for a few reboots (Fedora to win 7 and back to Fedora) spread over a few days.

If the difference in win 7 times is truly random, it will be evident in the pattern of time differences on booting win 7. If the times are close together (roughly same hours and minutes), then it may be a difference in having one OS on Universal time and the other on local time.
Old 09-24-2010, 07:11 PM   #3
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Well, it's not exactly completely random, it just throws windows off by 5 hours or so usually. 5 hours ahead. I have both set on local time, and fedora always shows my correct local time. I have even set the hardware clock on fedora to the local time, and still when I reboot into windows the time gets changed ahead.
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In Fedora13 (KDE): go to Administration--> Date & Time-->Time Zone tab

Enter root password, then make sure "System clock uses UTC" is unchecked.


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