2 issues regarding Win Xp on Boot Camp.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JLUGO35, Aug 30, 2009.

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    I'm a relatively new mac user and since I'm college student I need Windows so I can use Microsoft Access. My first question is, Does a mac use a BIOS chip at all like Windows. I notice whenever I boot up into Windows and I don't have access to WiFi or ethernet, the time is always wrong. I sync it when its online and manually set it myself several times. Once I turn it off and boot it up when I'm not near a hotspot or ethernet jack the time is always off again. I don't know why the motherboard can't keep the clock on time. Is this a known issue and is there a fix for it?

    My second question is Does anyone know a program I can download to have a Wifi toogle when I'm using windows. I'm using a white macbook and I relaized that most Windows machine have a physical button to turn Wifi on and off. I know how to go into My Network and disabled it manually, I'm just looking for something more convient. Thanks for hearing me out.
     
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    Did you install the Windows drivers from the OS X Install disc after you installed XP?
     
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    Yea I followed the boot camp instructions to the letter.
     
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    Have you updated the BC drivers, by running Apple Software Update in XP.
     
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    I ran it but the only updates were for Sarai 4 and Quicktime.
     
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    Windows and OS X use different methods to keep track of the time.
    Windows sets the hardware system clock to your local time time.
    OS X sets the hardware system clock to UTC. This is what causes
    the issue you describe.
     
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