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Windows XP Rant

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by winbig, Mar 9, 2009.

    Mar 9, 2009
  1. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    My god, how *()&@#$@$@ retarded is Windows XP?


    Ok, the time changed Sunday morning at 2am. Sounds good, right?

    Well, I was on my laptop (Vista) all day Sunday, so I didn't notice this until just now, but my XP machine (sp3) NEVER CHANGED TO THE CORRECT TIME.

    I'm in the Eastern time zone, which is GMT -5. Well, the time servers were the same on my XP and Vista box, so why didn't my XP box change? :confused:

    When everything was said and done, I had to go in and change my time zone to ATLANTIC (GMT -4) for XP to show the correct time.

    Anyone else having this problem? I've tried 5 different NTP (time) servers, and always got the same results; so that's definitely not the problem. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. RobWin

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    My XP changed fine and I have mine set at Eastern-5GMT. Did you check in your clock properties to see if you are using "time.windows.com ??

    I wonder if it could be because your internal internet card is connecting up to atlantic time?
     
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  5. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    :p of course. I've also tried multiple .mil time servers as well...same results. I even went into the regional settings control panel in XP and checked to make sure everything is right in there. It's not an issue of not being able to update the time - it's more of a problem that it's updating to the wrong time. I also tried it after unchecking "automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes." - same results. :confused:

    And no, I don't have any other programs that might be confusing matters...like a firewall or AV...

    btw, are you running SP2 or SP3?
     
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  7. RobWin

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    SP3, but it always changed fine too when I was running SP2
     
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  9. RobWin

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    Did you try "time.nist.gov ??
     
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  11. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    Yep...

    Just checked windows update, but shouldn't this have been in SP3? :rolleyes:

     
  12. Mar 9, 2009
  13. RobWin

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    There were actually quite a few of those "K" updates that were not included in SP3, it looks like you have found the issue now..:thumbsup:
     
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  15. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount.

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    yep...and the new dates for daylight saving have been in effect for what, 2 years now?

    I remember when they first changed those around. Cell phones wouldn't even update for that week's difference....at least with computers you can force it to display the right time..lol
     
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  17. Casinomeister

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    The time hasn't changed in Europe - it's the same still...maybe this has something to do with it.
     
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  19. wangpoker

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    winbig, install this latest patch for daytime saving
    You must register/login in order to see the link.
     
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  21. vinylweatherman

    vinylweatherman You type well loads CAG MM

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    My XP machine cannot even CONNECT to the Windows defined time servers, so NEVER updates, corrects, displays the correct time etc. It tries, but an error is logged in one of the system logs, and no Windows update has ever made a difference.

    I let it run slowly fast, and haul it's ass back manually to the correct time every so often.
     

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