time changes in windows/ osx

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bcrguy, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. bcrguy macrumors regular

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    #1
    ok every time i use the windows part of my hdd then go back to my osx it will change the time in osx to 4 hours earlier.. it will change back but it takes a bit and its annoying me.. why is it doing this and how can i fix it?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #2
    OS X stores time in UTC and just displays that with an offset based on our time zone. Windows expects the time to be stores in your local time zone.

    http://blogs.msdn.com/oldnewthing/archive/2004/09/02/224672.aspx

    Wait for the internet time sync to take effect or just set your time zone to UTC in Windows.

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