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Time zone annoyance

  1. #1


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Time zone annoyance


    First I have not used the Windows 8 setup installer, only Imagex, to install Windows 8 - but although during the interactive part of setup it requets location data and changes location to United Kingdom, English UK and UK keyboard, it persists in keeping the time zone in Pacific time US & Canada, which makes my PC extremely jetlagged.

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  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 28
    7 Ultimate with a little bit of 8


    Will it not let manually change in clock settings or does it keep defaulting back
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  3. #3


    Hafnarfjörđur IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Check also the time in your BIOS -- if this is wrong then when you boot that's propagated to whatever time zone windows is set to compounding any error.

    Normally control panel where you can set location settings should fix it but if the bios is wrong won't retain correct values after re-boots.

    Motherboard batteries do exhaust themselves -- easy to change on a desktop computer --might be more tricky on a laptop.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4. #4


    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    I can change the zone easily - just the user data config during the oobe does not include the time zone change, which would seem to be a simple omission.
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  5. #5


    UK
    Posts : 28
    7 Ultimate with a little bit of 8


    Maybe small bug for the RC/RTM
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  6. #6


    USA
    Posts : 79
    Windows 8


    Yes it does not let you choose a time zone in the setup ad sets it to pacific, but you should be able to change it from the desktop.

    Time Zone - Change in Windows 8
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