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i'm not a complete noob, it is set to utc, always has been.

i will disable windows time sync feature see if that helps out.
Umm you have it set to your local time. UTC -6 What time zone are you wanting it to be? If you want it to read UTC -0 but you might need to change your BIOS time.

EDIT: Oh I misunderstood the issue. Yeah if Linux handles it differently change one of htem That link error10 provided looks like a good example.
Edited by Neur0mancer - 2/9/11 at 7:13pm
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Ah, the Windows-wants-the-BIOS-in-local-time problem. There is an undocumented registry key which will cause Windows to regard the BIOS clock as UTC, though the times I've tried it have been hit and miss. Or you can just tell Linux to regard the BIOS has having local time.
It would be nice if Windows just assumed the BIOS was UTC like everything else does. I've tried that registry key change and had no luck so I just had to set Linux to use localtime to work around the Windows annoyance.
    
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It would be nice if Windows just assumed the BIOS was UTC like everything else does. I've tried that registry key change and had no luck so I just had to set Linux to use localtime to work around the Windows annoyance.
I used to do that too, then I just stopped dual booting. Problem permanently solved.
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I used to do that too, then I just stopped dual booting. Problem permanently solved.
ah a face i haven't seen in awhile, how ya doing error10? figured you had blown this pop stand for good.

if there is a date option in my bios, i'm overlooking it as i can't find one

i've tried that reg key, no go for me.

as i wont be giving up on utc anytime soon, as i'm in linux more and i should have the right to run utc if i'd like , my solution was to change my timezone in windows

the only time i'm in the old gal is when i'm playing borderlands or some other time consuming game, so no big loss there
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My solution was to set Windows to never sync and to not care what the Windows desktop clock showed.
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well i guess changing my time zone wasn't such a great idea, even tho it fixed the system tray clock, it seriously screwed up my automated services in windows and my alarm clock (yes i use my computer as an alarm clock as i'm half deaf, and being woke up in 5.1 is quite an expeirence )

luckily i woke up on time this morning, or i would not have gotten the kids off to school on time
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