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Unable to set time to gmt - utc equivalent way off

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 consumer preview build 8250

    Unable to set time to gmt - utc equivalent way off


    Hi all ,
    I'm running build 8250 64 bit all latest updates installed and have my clock set and synced to the relevant utc time for London , my machine thinks it's 6.53 am with adjustments for daylight saving - it is however around 11 p.m .

    I followed the tutorial for setting time and date and am at present at an impasse .

    Any suggestions greatly appreciated

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


    Hi there
    might be a silly question but have you first checked the time in the BIOS before machine boots into windows.

    The other thing to turn off is the automatic time recognition -- synching with some of the internet services can really screw you up -- especially say if you downloaded the windows software from the USA even though you chose input keyboard and language to be UK English (or at least I assumed you set the locale correctly).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    windows 8 consumer preview build 8250


    I'll give that a try , I did set the locale correctly - I should be able to set it to within a second or so in the bios .

    I'm pretty sure I downloaded the software from the u.s site , Ill let you know how it goes .

    Thanks
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Unable to set time to gmt - utc equivalent way off
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