Syncing time between OSes in Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by After G, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. After G macrumors 68000

    After G

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    Sorry to have another thread about Boot Camp, I know how tiring it can be to read through all of them. But I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing weird things with their clock between Mac OS and Windows.

    The time is 9 hours off in Windows, but is correct in Mac OS. And when I change it in Windows, and reboot to Mac OS, it's wrong in Mac OS, but corrects itself. They are both set on the correct time zone, and set to auto-sync on the Internet.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. theheyes macrumors regular

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    Apparantly this happens because the two OS's determine the time differently, and to best way to get round it is to have them sync with a network time server each time you boot into it - which you seem to be doing already.

    I'll try to find the Apple link.
     
  3. theheyes macrumors regular

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    Here we go: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303572

    Why is the time different between Mac OS X and Windows XP on my computer?

    The Windows XP and Mac OS X operating systems handle your computer's date and time information differently, so the date and time may be different when you switch operating systems. For best results, use a network time server and resync the date and time whenever you switch operating systems. In Mac OS X, use the “Set date & time automatically” option in the Date & Time preferences. In Windows XP, click the Update Now button in the “Date and Time Properties” control panel.
     

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