Changing the clock should be a safe procedure, right?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by doxavita, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    It's been a while since I used my system, so when I turned it on, the clock was slightly unadjusted.

    So I went to Date & Time preferences and manually adjusted it. (I only moved it back about 30 minutes, by typing the time in)

    This should be a completely safe & sound procedure right? , no critical system functions should get damaged as a result of this?: software updates, important functions that rely on the clock, Windows 7 Virtual Machine features, and so...?

    Running Snow Leopard 10.6.8, Thanks
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    shouldn't be a problem in your situation. Trying to do it on a time dependent system like something processing banking transactions would cause havoc,but those systems don't allow you to set the clock backwards.

    I use the auto time update feature of osx.
     
  3. Bear macrumors G3

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    Should be perfectly safe. I would however not muck with the clock with any virtual machine running just as a safety precaution.
     

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