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Is there any way to use Windows 8 with time in UTC in BIOS? I know there is a way to do it in Windows 7 (in this question: Does Windows 7 support UTC as BIOS time?), but this solution makes my system unbootable.

Windows expects the bios clock to be set to local time by default. In Windows 7 and before, there was a registry hack to change this behavior so that it could expect UTC – is there an equivalent in Windows 8?

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What do you mean "breaks down your system" that statement doesn't make any sense. –  Ramhound Oct 3 '12 at 11:02
    
It crashed my system at next boot. Sorry for my english. –  Roren Oct 3 '12 at 11:29
    
I think the answer will be similar to your previous post: superuser.com/questions/185773/… –  SEARAS Oct 28 '12 at 12:03
    
What exactly happens? –  pratnala Oct 28 '12 at 12:07
    
possible duplicate - superuser.com/questions/494432/… –  houbysoft Oct 29 '12 at 22:03
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Yes. Just follow these steps:

  1. Open regedit.

  2. Navigate to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation

  3. Right-click in the white area and select New --> DWORD (32-bit Value)

  4. Name the key RealTimeIsUniversal.

  5. Double-click on it and set its value to 1.

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