Windows 10: time wrong, while time zone is correct.

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  1.    15 Oct 2016 #1

    time wrong, while time zone is correct.


    Every boot my computer's clock is 7 hours fast.
    The time zone is correctly set to UTC -08:00
    I have set it to synchronize with time.windows.com as well as time.nist.com, to similar results.

    When clicking the "update now" button I get the error: "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.foo.com. This operation returned because the timeout period expired."

    (and with traditional Microsoft incompetence this error message was placed in the actual dialog, so no copy and paste! I get to type everything out!)

    Clicking it again successfully synchronizes it.

    I DO NOT want to do this every damn boot, as it requires clicking through 5 separate dialogs. What the hell is up here?
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  2. Posts : 3,894
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       15 Oct 2016 #2

    "An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.foo.com. This operation returned because the timeout period expired."
    "time.foo.com" returns a message that it does not exist when pasted into the URL box [Address box]. One thing usually necessary is to enter the BIOS Setup during the bootup and set the time correctly. Then I sometimes find it necessary to go into Settings and turn Off the automatic check and set of the time.
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  3.    15 Oct 2016 #3

    Berton said: View Post
    "time.foo.com" returns a message that it does not exist when pasted into the URL box [Address box].
    I'm... not sure if you're serious... I'll clarify the wording. "foo" is the universal space filling "variable" so to speak when it comes to software, when the actual contents of whatever "foo" is replacing are not relevant. "bar" is also often used when "foo" is already in use.

    I never actually tell it to go to "time.foo.com", I'm saying that "time.{windows,nist, etc}.com" is what I'm telling it to go to and that all behave the same.
    Last edited by ThaHypnotoad; 15 Oct 2016 at 21:45. Reason: words
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  4. Posts : 3,894
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       15 Oct 2016 #4

    Had to go with what was posted, if wrong then obviously it was done wrong, not my problem. In this day and age of technology one never knows what is accurate/valid and what is not.
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  5.    15 Oct 2016 #5

    Also I just took a look at the time in bios and it was also correct.
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  6.    24 Oct 2016 #6

    still a problem


    By the way, just set up a new desktop... guess what happens? time gets offset once again.

    Same issue with attempting to update the time and getting the error message that the operation timed out. Do it again and it works. Has literally ANYONE had this issue?
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  7. Posts : 1,517
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home (64 bit)
       24 Oct 2016 #7

    Are you only running Windows on your machine?

    Live Linux Distros often change the time.
    Unfortunately LM18 does this after it has been installed (the first time I've ever experienced this with an installed Linux OS).

    What I find weird is that Windows doesn't time sync during boot/login.
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  8.    25 Oct 2016 #8

    lehnerus2000 said: View Post
    Are you only running Windows on your machine?

    Live Linux Distros often change the time.
    Unfortunately LM18 does this after it has been installed (the first time I've ever experienced this with an installed Linux OS).

    What I find weird is that Windows doesn't time sync during boot/login.
    Excellent information lehnerus! I do in fact have ubuntu 16.04 installed on both machines. Now that you mention it this issue only started happening when I installed 16.04 (clean install) I'll get back to you if I can reproduce the issue either by simply booting into my linux partition, or by doing something in there. If not I'll continue to research.

    Thanks tons lehnerus!
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  9.    25 Oct 2016 #9

    ThaHypnotoad said: View Post
    Excellent information lehnerus! I do in fact have ubuntu 16.04 installed on both machines. Now that you mention it this issue only started happening when I installed 16.04 (clean install) I'll get back to you if I can reproduce the issue either by simply booting into my linux partition, or by doing something in there. If not I'll continue to research.

    Thanks tons lehnerus!
    Linux uses UTC and sets it in bios while it remembers your time zone , while windows does it the other way round - thus Windows gets outta sync - but anyway, you can set the "Network time" off in Ubuntu and still sync with time.foo
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  10. Posts : 3,850
    Mac OS Sierra
       25 Oct 2016 #10

    Superfly said: View Post
    Linux uses UTC and sets it in bios while it remembers your time zone , while windows does it the other way round - thus Windows gets outta sync - but anyway, you can set the "Network time" off in Ubuntu and still sync with time.foo
    The easy way is to go into /etc/default/rcS and cange UTC = yes to UTC = no.

    There is a third party time sync TSR that you can run in Windows to use as a bandaid, if you forget to go into the Bios when using tools like Clonezilla to clone a drive.
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