Time incorrect after booting to windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Razorhog, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. Razorhog macrumors 65816

    Razorhog

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    Each time I boot to windows, when I come back to Mac OS X, the time is wrong. Sometimes just opening the date and time pane in system prefs makes it go back to the right time, others I have to manually set it. It is set to the right time zone. I've had to reset the time in windows too. Anyone know what's up?
     
  2. Foggy macrumors 6502a

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    No idea but I get the same problem too - havent had a chance to look into it yet but noticed it last night after I had loaded XP through bootcamp.
     
  3. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well at least I'm not alone. Anyone have a solution?
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    According to the Apple FAQ this is resolved with BootCamp Beta 1.1.
     
  5. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Like RobbieDuncan said, its been resolved [apparently].

    It was a well known issue, as well as Windows not keeping the correct time on each boot - but Apple said both were resolved with the new Bootcamp.
     
  6. Razorhog thread starter macrumors 65816

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  7. piltupso macrumors regular

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    I am having the same problem. I have the time set to update over the network but it lately it seems it won't update and I have to set it manually. Is there a way to force it to look over the network and update time?
    I am upgrading to boot camp 1.1.2 today hopefully that will help as I am currently running 1.1.1 and am still having the problem.
     
  8. Neonguy macrumors 6502

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    Bootcamp 1.1.2 here and it isn't resolved. It will show incorrect time at first but after awhile later it corrected itself.
     
  9. piltupso macrumors regular

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    I am noticing something a little weird. When I open my date and time window I get the spinning beach ball for a sec, which is odd because on this Mac Pro just about every thing springs open so quick. I am guessing this could be because it searching for a network time? I also noticed it updated the time in the window but the change did not apply to the clock in my menu bar in order to get that to stick I had to switch to manual mode and clock save. Any one have any ideas on what I have going on here?
     
  10. Gandalf! macrumors member

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    It happened to me too. I seemed to fix it by locking the date/time in OSX. Hope this helps.
     
  11. KD7IWP macrumors 6502a

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    My time still is off, and like a user said earlier, it won't update automatically. I tell it to use network time, it gives me the beachball for a few seconds, and it never updates. I also use 1.1.2
     
  12. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    I ran into this last night, installing/using the latest version of Bootcamp - the time shown during Windows setup was incorrect. However after installing Windows and the Mac drivers, and setting the clock to use a timeserver (but NOT first adjusting it manually; this seemed to be important), it fixed itself.

    I actually did the Windows install twice (hey I had my reasons...). The first time I manually fixed the incorrect time during setup, but that caused the time to screw up once I booted into OS X. The second time through I didn't fix the time, set the clock to use the timeserver again, etc. - and the time was then correct in both Windows and OS X.

    I don't know much about EFI, but if this were BIOS-based I'd suspect that the computer internal clock's time zone was set to Shanghai time, and it's that offset that's causing the problem.
     

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