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Daylight savings issues in windows, possibly related to NTP sync

We have an app deployed to information kiosks across a number of sites, where employees of our client can log in and sign-on/off their shifts and view timesheets etc. Approaching every daylight ...
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How is CPU time measured on Windows?

I am currently creating a program which identifies processes which are hung/out-of-control, and using an entire CPU core. The program then terminates them, so the CPU usage can be kept under control. ...
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Windows Event Log SystemTime format

The follwing timestamp was created during an Windows Security Log TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2013-10-07T07:31:09.122037600Z In this timestamp I can't understand what 122037600Z part means? Do ...
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A Windows clock to show both UTC and local time?

I'm working on windows 7 x64 and searching for a way for a setting, or replacement app of, the tray clock (on the taskbar corner) to display both UTC (or GMT) and my local time. Cause: I read log ...
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Measure a process' run time in Windows and Linux

I'm writing a program that performs certain optimizations on an executable file and am looking for a way to measure the time the executable took to run. I've been using a script that measures the ...
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How to connect to time server behind corporate firewall/proxy server?

I am setting up an internal web server at big company and we recently changed proxy servers companywide. So time sync won't work. Tried all of the W2008 defaults, tried resetting the time service... ...
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Linux, Unix, Windows… Is access/modify time relative to system time?

I have searched, but can't find the right terminology. For example, if today was Friday, and a file was modified on Wednesday, then when I change the system time to Saturday, does the file's mtime ...
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dual booted pc: windows 7 clock becomes wrong after booting linux

I have dual booted pc, i always do that, this time though, i have installed crunchbang, after booting linux, windows 7 clock becomes wrong, it goes back 3 hours. i tried to fix it and it stays fixed ...
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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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Time and display is not working properly

My time and calendar is always wrong. I don't know how to do it anymore. I tried everything from changing time zone to checking out the services.msc etc etc but after a while again the time seems to ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Need a script to calculate batch file execution time

I need a script that I can call/include from another batch file (.bat) that can calculate the amount of time it takes to execute the first batch file. The script would be used for automation on both ...
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Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time

Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time. Say 1 year into the past. If I wanted to run the windows XP images provided by Microsoft from here. ...
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Automatically sync windows time more often than default

I have a few PCs that are losing time, and I'd like windows to synch them more often with the internet time. I think the windows default attempts to update only once per day, and does not update if ...
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1answer
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Windows 8 w32tm clock drift correction

I am running Windows 8 (no virtualization, X79 + i7-3820), and have separate Linux NTP server in my local network. Linux NTP is typically within 1ms of true time. I've set Windows 8 to synchronize ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between “stop the task if it runs longer than” inside Trigger and under Settings tab?

When I schedule a task in Windows Task Scheduler, I can set "stop the task if it runs longer than" inside task trigger or inside Settings tab. If I set it inside the trigger it does not automatically ...
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Monitoring the wall time of a process on windows?

Windows Task Manager has the ability to show the current CPU time of any given running process on windows, is there any way (not necessarily through Task Manager) to get the current wall time of a ...
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1answer
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What is the difference between elapsed and processed time when using timeit.exe on Windows?

I am using the timeit command which is provided as part of the Windows 2003 Resource Kit to measure the time it takes to execute particular tasks. Attached is the output of a process I was running ...
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Can Internet time synchronization on a virtual machine correct the time on its management OS?

If there is a virtual machine running on Hyper-V and it is set to synchronize clock with an Internet time service, will this also correct the hardware clock on the management OS which is hosting this ...
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Error occurred during NTP sync on Windows Server 2008 R2

I have two Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard servers. The first can correctly sync its time with the default NTP server time.windows.com, but the second cannot. The error displayed is: An error ...
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Does it matter which NTP time server do I choose in Windows?

When enabling Windows to set system time via Internet, I'm presented with the following dialog: Does it matter which time server I choose? How would I know if one was "better" than the others?
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How can I check a system's current NTP configuration?

I need to verify the current NTP configuration on some Windows systems. Ideally, I'd like to be able to do this via command line instead of navigating through configuration screens (especially since ...
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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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How do I decode the “Faulting application start time” in a Windows event log entry?

An app I was running crashed and I wanted to know when it happened, so I opened up the Windows event viewer and looked for an entry. I found the entry, and then noticed one of the details of the ...
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1answer
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How to synchronize clocks for computers that are not online?

I have some computers that run Windows 7 embedded and are connected to each other by a switch, but are not connected to a larger network or the internet. After a few weeks, the clocks drift and it is ...
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What is starting date for real time clock? [closed]

Windows uses January 1, 1601 as starting date. What does Real time clock use? If it uses different starting date, does Windows convert its timestamp(because it uses its date and time) into its own? ...
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1answer
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How can I access a more accurate time in a command prompt

I am running a batch script to retrieve information from a device. Tieing this up with a separate log file requires accuracy greater than the minute accuracy I can get using time /t. This question ...
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How to prevent Windows 7 from reading the BIOS time?

I'm using the "Time Limit" feature of Windows Live Family safety. I've placed a time restriction on my computer from 12 AM to 4 AM. However if someone changes the BIOS time, the Windows time will be ...
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How to force 'shutdown' at predefined time, in administrator account?

I want to force a Windows7 Professional home pc, single administrator account, to shut down every day at a predefined time (e.g., 10pm). I want to make it cumbersome for the user to interfere with the ...
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1answer
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Computer clock drifts on standby. Can I make Windows synchronize time on every wakeup?

My Dell Vostro 1720 laptop's clock drifts when waking from standby mode (even by five minutes sometimes). This is really annoying and sometimes dangerous. I tried decreasing the Windows time sync ...
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Can't synchronize time, Windows 7

Ok, I finally installed Windows 7, clean install. Time synchronization does not work. Clicking "Update now" gives message: Unable to start the Windows Time service. Please try again later. I use ...
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1answer
466 views

Sync Windows' system time to a time server, but advance by 10 minutes from the time server's time

Is there a software or a way to configure Windows 7 such that I could sync the time to a time server, but have my system's clock advanced by 10 minutes from the time server's time? E.g. When ...
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3answers
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Why does Windows require a correct date, to perform Internet Time synchronization?

I ran into this recently, when booting a VM that hadn't been turned on in awhile. I'm guessing the system came up from a saved state, as I typically don't shut my VMs completely down. When the ...
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Time an hour out on dual boot

I'm currently having some bother with a dual boot box running Windows XP and Fedora. Whenever I reboot into the other operating system, the time is an hour out - when going from Fedora to Windows, ...
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Can the Windows clock be configured to display a 24-hour-based time?

Is it possible to make the windows clock display its time in a 24-hour format instead of the default 12-hour format? There doesn't appear to be any way to do this via the UI, but I'm wondering if ...
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2answers
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System time is off in Fedora

I have a desktop PC with Fedora, Ubuntu and Windows installed and grub used for multibooting. But time in Fedora is always 5 hours behind. If I change the time in Fedora, then Windows and Ubuntu will ...
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If you optimize your PC should you expect faster website load times?

Let's say that you recently ran one of those PC optimizer programs. I think it's fair to expect faster boot times, and faster application load times. But, is it fair to think that your websites should ...
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Computer on Windows Domain not accepting daylight savings time

my computer is on a domain with about 30 other computers and mine is the only one that hasnt rolled forward to daylight savings time. i have rebooted and all that. Does anyone have any suggestions? ...
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Time changes when using two OSs

I have a dual boot machine. Ubuntu and Windows Vista. After rebooting from Ubuntu to Vista, i see that the time has changed in Vista and vice versa. Why does this happen?? The time zones on both the ...
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Where is the Daylight saving time setting in Windows 7?

I can't find how to disable the Daylight saving time option in windows7 !
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Windows port of /usr/bin/time?

Is there a clean windows port / version of the usr/bin/time command in Linux (program to time the execution of a process)?
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Easiest way to time a command line tool

What is the easiest/quickest way to time a command line tool? It doesn't have to be super accurate (+/- seconds is okay) since I expect this to take minutes or even 1 hour+. And writing a batch file ...