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Ask for date on boot (challenge)

Issue An old laptop computer with XP loses date every time it boots. It has no more battery pack so it has to be plugged permanently in to wall. What I already tried Replaced the little button ...
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1answer
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How can I have a script set the time during boot on Intel Mac OSX

My computer's battery is bad, but I don't really want to spend the money to replace it because it still lasts several hours. But when it gets down to about 10%, it sometimes just completely powers ...
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0answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 x32 - Windows 7 Pro x64 dual boot - clock is wrong (UTC)

I have a problem with time when booting windows after linux. The reason is that Ubuntu saves hw clock as UTC but Windows 7 expects it to be saved as localtime. So Windows shows time that is one hour ...
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1answer
290 views

Windows Time not updating after reboot

Yesterday, for the first time, my laptop blackened out and I noticed it's base was pretty heated up. I Googled the cause and came to know that some laptop shuts itself down to prevent damage to the ...
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3answers
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How to know the duration of boot time in win XP

I want to know the duration of boot time in win XP. I tried by looking into the Event Viewer of XP but unable to find any corresponding event ID. Thanks.
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2answers
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Why do people care so much about boot time of an operating system? [closed]

I run both Windows and Linux, and I rarely restart my computer, once a week or a month. I just close the lid to put it to sleep or just press sleep. But whenever I see an operating system being ...
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1answer
654 views

Archlinux boot time

I have Archlinux installed in my netbook. I want to reduce the boot time to less than 10 seconds. Is this possible? Do you have any success in reducing the boot time to a larger extent? I am aware of ...
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1answer
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What's the puporse of the VirtualBox Services?

I have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 11.04 and see the following services in BUM (Boot-Up Manager) Oracle VM VirtualBox (vboxweb-service) VirtualBox linux kernel module (vboxdrv) Oracle VM ...
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7answers
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Show Windows 7 logon time?

On Windows 7 Ultimate, is there a way to see when I logged on into the current session? I want to find out how long I have been at the PC / when I started it up.
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4answers
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BIOS password and hardware clock problems

I have HP 6730b lap top. I've bought it used and installed (Gentoo) linux on it. BIOS is protected with password, and guy I bought it from said "I've tweaked BIOS from Windows program, it never asked ...
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3answers
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Is there a way to get the system boot time?

After you reboot and the system is all loaded up, is there a place that stores the system boot time; meaning the total time it took for the system to boot back up. I would like to compare different ...
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2answers
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Windows 7 systeminfo reporting incorrect System Boot Time?

I work 9-5 and switch my PC off when I leave the office each day. When doing timesheets I need to know what time I got to work, so I usually use cmd > systeminfo for finding the System Boot Time. ...
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Fastest booting desktop linux distro? [closed]

I'm currently running Ubuntu 9.04 on my laptop and I'm very happy with it. But boot times aren't great... So I'd like to have a second distribution on my hard disc that I can boot to quickly check my ...