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  1.    29 Sep 2015 #11
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    Did you try and install NetTime ?
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  2.    30 Sep 2015 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    Did you try and install NetTime ?
    Yes. I click on the X, and it closes, it's not even running in the System Tray, but the service is still running. I noticed that even after a few minutes, it still gets ahead. Possibly just when it's in between resync times. I have it set to 15 minutes, the lowest, and still I have problems
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  3.    30 Sep 2015 #13
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Run the computer in safe mode for a while and see if it keeps time then. If so, then you may want to check for malware on your computer. Also check the CMOS battery anyway, just to rule that possibility out. Also make sure all your Windows time settings are correct and even though the external time server may be specified, make sure it is enabled to sync with it.
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  4.    30 Sep 2015 #14
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    My computer is overclocked with XMP settings (my RAM is XMP). Would that have anything to do with a clock that's out of sync?

    Also, how would I check my CMOS battery? Would I just replace it and see what happens or is there a way to test them?
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  5.    30 Sep 2015 #15
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Ottawa, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro

    If it's overclocked out of the component's specifications then results may be unpredictable, I guess.
    Test the battery with a voltmeter or multimeter, or yes, just buy a new one. I doubt they're expensive.
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  6.    01 Oct 2015 #16
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    win 7

    I'm sure this is not it, but I'll toss it out there anyway. Do you have AOL Desktop 9.8 on your computer?
    When I installed AOL 9.8 my desktop clock began to run fast. I reverted back to AOL 9.7 and the problem was fixed. I tried it again and got the same result. Just thought I'd pass it along as you seem to be out of options.
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  7.    01 Oct 2015 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by poolmon View Post
    I'm sure this is not it, but I'll toss it out there anyway. Do you have AOL Desktop 9.8 on your computer?
    When I installed AOL 9.8 my desktop clock began to run fast. I reverted back to AOL 9.7 and the problem was fixed. I tried it again and got the same result. Just thought I'd pass it along as you seem to be out of options.
    Actually, I do have it installed. I'll give it a shot tomorrow and see what happens. Have you contacted AOL about this issue? Could there be another fix other than installing AOL 9.7? When you uninstalled AOL 9.8 and re-installed AOL 9.7, did you run CCleaner or something in between? I doubt everything is completely erased from the registry when you uninstall, well, anything.

    I also had another thought. If you aren't familiar, there is a person or a small group of people that have ported Windows Media Center to Windows 10. Google it. I do not have the latest version installed, but would this also cause any issues? I imagine that WMC interacts with your clock when starting/stopping scheduled recordings.
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  8.    01 Oct 2015 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post
    Have you contacted AOL about this issue? Could there be another fix other than installing AOL 9.7? When you uninstalled AOL 9.8 and re-installed AOL 9.7, did you run CCleaner or something in between? I doubt everything is completely erased from the registry when you uninstall, well, anything.

    I also had another thought. If you aren't familiar, there is a person or a small group of people that have ported Windows Media Center to Windows 10. Google it. I do not have the latest version installed, but would this also cause any issues? I imagine that WMC interacts with your clock when starting/stopping scheduled recordings.
    Actually I'm still on WIN 7, but the new 9.8 AOL Desktop was definitely the problem in my case. I tried reinstalling it again weeks later and got the same result with my clock speeding up.

    When I uninstalled 9.8 from Control Panel the computer went out and found all versions of AOL on my computer (AOL does not delete any prior versions when you update its desktop) and when I checked the remove 9.8 box to uninstalled that version it automatically reverted to the prior 9.7c version. I was up and running with AOL instantly again and my desktop clock was again running fine.

    I emailed AOL and needless to say they were of no help even though I could reproduce the problem. I did post this potential software conflict issue on the WIN 7 forum.

    I have Windows Media Player that came with WIN7. Never had an issue with it or AOL or my clock until I updated AOL to 9.8.

    Let us know how it turns out for you with WIN 10
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  9.    02 Oct 2015 #19
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    @poolmon....

    So I uninstalled AOL 9.8, it said I still had AOL 9.7 on my computer, but it didn't launch after uninstalling AOL 9.8. Do you know where I can download AOL 9.7 from?

    EDIT - I think I found it here - Download AOL Desktop by AOL Inc.

    I'll test it out, but it looks like that even after uninstalling AOL Desktop 9.8, my time is back in sync. AOL Desktop 9.7 I can confirm DOES install on Windows 10.
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  10.    02 Oct 2015 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post
    @poolmon....

    So I uninstalled AOL 9.8, it said I still had AOL 9.7 on my computer, but it didn't launch after uninstalling AOL 9.8. Do you know where I can download AOL 9.7 from?



    EDIT - I think I found it here - Download AOL Desktop by AOL Inc.

    I'll test it out, but it looks like that even after uninstalling AOL Desktop 9.8, my time is back in sync. AOL Desktop 9.7 I can confirm DOES install on Windows 10.
    If your clock works correctly with 9.7 but not 9.8 you may want to email AOL. The more they hear it from us users the more likely they may be to develop a fix. After reinstalling 9.7 I still periodically get reminders from AOL software update that it wants me to put on 9.8. I disabled that notification service until AOL decides to fix the problem. I'm sure a number of others have the problem but have just not noticed it yet since 9.8 is so new.

    Interestingly, I installed 9.8 on a friends computer that I help maintain and her clock was not affected. Another friend installed it on his computer and AOL would not function. All computers (WIN 7) have much the same hardware/software. The only other major software I have on my adversely affected computer that is not on the non-affected one is Fidelity's Active Trader Pro.

    Hope your clock remains stable. Mine has.
    Last edited by poolmon; 02 Oct 2015 at 11:25.
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