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i may be missing a setting here, but i can't find it,

does anyone know how to change the system clock - and keep it at the new time,

i'm on bst (british summer time) and my system clock is on gmt (greenwich mean time) which makes it an hour out,

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Your time is shown in the lower right taskbar. Double click on it. It will bring up date and time properties. Adjust accordingly. and click on "ok".
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sos - the system clock NOT the o/s clock
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Sorry about that. The only other date and time is in the bios.

During start up you will have to tap a key to get in to it. Not knowing what bios you have, I can't give you the exact key. Usually it is the DEL. Then you will have to look around a bit.

Entering the BIOS Setup Program

The BIOS setup programs can normally be entered only during the boot process, either a cold boot or a warm boot (after hitting {Ctrl-Alt-Del}). Some setup programs will let you go into setup program using a key combination at any time.

At least one thing is finally becoming somewhat standard: the use of the {Del} key to enter the setup program during boot. This is true of AMI and Award BIOSes, and some others as well. Older BIOSes can use any of a myriad of strange key combinations, including {Esc}, {F1}, {F2}, {F10}, {Ctrl-Esc}, {Alt-Esc}, {Ctrl-Alt-Esc}, {Ctrl-Alt-Enter}, {Ins} or others.


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thanks - its F2 on mine,

problem is is thats what i thought of first - its easy to change, just won't keep the new time
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I would then look at changing the main board battery.
Losing time is a usual symptom of a weak/ bad battery.
Its a round battery. I think a CR3032 bought almost anywhere.
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thought about that - but its not losing time, just the hour from gmt and bst,

edit - i know this because i've been trying to change it since 29th march (the day our clocks change)

Edited by hawklord, 16 May 2009 - 06:27 AM.

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if you have been pressing F10 to save your changes but the change does not stick


I would then look at changing the main board battery.
Losing time is a usual symptom of a weak/ bad battery.

I agree
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as i said - this has been going on from 29th march,
i re-set the clock on that day so it would be 'in tune' - and have been trying for a while now,
the minutes and seconds are still in sync with an atomic clock (roughly) from here

http://www.worldtimeserver.com/
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The OS can change the BIOS clock IIRC. I never set the BIOS clock yet it ends up getting set after I install windows.
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When you are in the date and time screen from the taskbar, are you putting a check in the "always adjust for daylight savings time"?
This is on the time zone tab.
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the reason why i posted this in the hardware section is because i run linux, my time is right and is synchronized with a server,
this is not an operating system issue

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did you replace the mobo battery yet...
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thanks to all who replied, the issue is now solved,

i've been a linux user for 3 years and it still amazes me,

bought and installed a new battery, same issues, i had a real feeling about this not working as it doesn't loose time and F10 works on everything else,
more info on this in the main 'solving'

this may seem a bit extreme - but i now know,

spent the last few hours starting from the beginning, backed up all my o/s's and started,
wiped all my system partitions and hdd's clean, inserted the new battery,
installed w2k - alls fine
installed xp on same hdd - dual booting and alls fine
installed win7 on second hdd - tripple booting via bios and alls fine
installed mandriva on third hdd, configured grub, quad booting from grub and alls fine

set the time server in linux and it reset my bios clock to an hour out - even though its london and local time,
time has changed to an hour behind in windows and the bios and an hour forward in linux,
no amount of F10's will reset the bios clock,

dissabled the time server and set the linux clock to GMT (which is an hour behind BST, i am on BST),

now all three windows are in time sync with the bios and BST, but my linux clock isn't (it's the viewable one this time - there are 2 in my linux),

i worked out i had to remove my digital clock and replace it with a new one, when the new one was added and after checking, all 4 operating systems and bios are showing the correct time,

and the moral is -- don't believe what you only think you know

now my head hurts

thanks for your time :)

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