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1answer
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Make computer lock itself after 30 minutes of continued usage

I would like a family computer to lock itself after 30 to 60 minutes of usage, mainly so only my wife can unlock it for those minutes just by entering the password. Is this possible? (I know of how to ...
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1answer
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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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4answers
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Windows 7 time keeps changing by itself

As the title suggests windows time keeps changing in random times, with random amounts. It sometimes happens every minute, sometimes it is good for hours. If I go hit synchronize with Internet time, ...
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2answers
562 views

How to setup robust Windows time synchronization?

I have an incorrect time on my Windows machine. I'm not sure how to specify the proper timezone and setup an NTP synchronization. When i'm using a dualboot configuration with Linux (Ubuntu) my time is ...
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0answers
51 views

Windows 7 Short Date vs Long Date in intl.cpl

2 part question here: Hi I am curious if someone knows 1) what the short vs long time/date are used for in the Region and Language > Formats > Additional Settings besides the clock that displays in ...
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1answer
320 views

Windows Time clock going twice the speed

The computer is custom build, no pre-installed windows. I had windows 7 about a year ago, and had this problem then I went to windows 8, everything was fine but I decided to come back to win7 and the ...
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1answer
433 views

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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0answers
752 views

Getting clock / time info from a Win 7 PC to an Arduino

Assume I connect a microcontroller board (like an Arduino) to a Win 7 PC via USB. Is there anything in the USB communication protocol that contains host clock data? In other words, can I sync the ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
872 views

Windows 7 - clock stops keeping time

I have quite a toughie I am battling with. We are administering a bunch of "digital signage PCs", and I have a curious problem where the clock would seem to just stop ticking. I have RSS feeds, ...
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0answers
438 views

Windows 7 set to UTC RTC forcibly changes time

I really want to make Windows 7 understand that RTC in using UTC instead of local time. I found a solution, except for it does not play well with time synchronization. I have: Modified the registry ...
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0answers
80 views

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 ...
2
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0answers
182 views

Changing windows 7 time to military time only on additional clocks

I'd like to have my timezone (central) stay at the short time AM/PM format, but I'd like to have an additional clock that would be a different time zone show a military time. I can change the windows ...
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1answer
487 views

What are the steps in getting a Windows XP PC to time sync with a Windows 7 PC?

I have one PC running Windows XP Professional on a workgroup and another PC running Windows 7 Professional. I want the XP machine to be in time sync with the Windows 7 PC. I have disabled the ...
1
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1answer
369 views

Is there a way to display time / clock on the Windows 7 logon / login screen?

Seems like a simple thing to ask, right? Show the system time (date is optional) on the login (logon) screen in Windows 7. Yet Win7 doesn't seem to be able to do that using just the default software ...
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1answer
660 views

Windows Live Mail throwing Error ID 0x80048820 while Updating my E-Mail Account

What Happened : I just switched on my PC in morning and I got CMOS diskette error(Dell Inspiron 530S), it just activates the floppy drive, so I switched it off from the BIOS in the next restart. ...
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1answer
178 views

Run Audio Devices at same time win7

Is it possible to have Spotify output audio from one sound card and a game output from another sound card at the same time?
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2answers
132 views

Time adjusted 4 hours in advance by unknown reason

In my previous post, I mentioned I was hit by a complete data loss on a ntfs partition shared by Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04, for some unclear reason. A strange thing happened at the same time is that ...
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2answers
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How do I reset the time on my computer without turning it on?

Alright, so today, I did something very stupid: Do an experiment on my computer without backing it up. So I saw that the calendar in Windows could only go up to 12/31/2999 (or something like that). ...
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0answers
327 views

Can't connect to Apple Time Capsule in home network using Home Plugs from Win 7 Machine

I have the following home network setup with subnet 255.255.255.0 but recently moved my time capsule to a different location when I added a third Home Plug and can no longer ping or map a network ...
2
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2answers
821 views

Timezone in Windows and Linux

On the same machine I am using Win 7 and Debian Linux (KDE). I have issues with the timezone settings. Both systems are set to London time, but the clock in Windows (before it gets adjusted over the ...
2
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2answers
4k views

Wrong time update when rebooting Archlinux - Windows 7

I've been using archlinux for a while but as the only SO in a hard drive. Today I decided to make a dual boot between windows 7 and archlinux, everything works fine but I have the following problem: ...
2
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1answer
2k views

Can you display milliseconds in the time/date on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I need to time some things, thought it would be nice to do this... Or maybe a better question: Can the date/time format in the Windows task bar be changed?
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3answers
7k views

Change the date time format in Skype chat

Where do I change the setting in Skype on Windows 7 for how time is formatted? While the time is shown as 11:14 PM on Skype I would rather it display as 23:14.
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1answer
5k views

How to Get Standalone Windows 7 Cannot Sync Time (NTP)

I am trying to get my Windows 7 Professional Machine to sync time correctly. This laptop is not a member of any domain. If I try to go to the clock settings, Internet Time tab, and click on "Update ...
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1answer
8k views

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 ...
2
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3answers
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Time on WIndows 7 Incorrect - set by network

My computer is connected to a domain. The time is consistently wrong, in fact it seems to be going fast. I try setting the time correctly but within the hour it's changed back. I am pretty sure it ...
3
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2answers
13k views

Synchronize Internet Time in a Windows script?

Is there a way I can synchronize the system clock with an Internet Time server (i.e: time.nist.gov) via command-line? Preferably, this should be something executable via BAT or PowerShell script. ...
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6answers
5k views

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 ...
20
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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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2answers
216 views

Incremental writtes will increase my pen-drive life time?

I was just wondering myself if, when i need to rewrite something into my pen drive, if I delete the old file and replace it with the new one, am I reducing the pen drive's life time because Im ...
0
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1answer
496 views

Software for displaying multiple time zones

I need software that could display multiple time zones as I need them. Windows 7 displays 2 time zones but I need more. The software that I need should be freeware first, if not then payable I need a ...
6
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4answers
5k views

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 ...
0
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2answers
291 views

How long since last keyboard/mouse action?

I imagine an OS must keep track of when the last user input (keyboard or mouse use, for example) was, or of how long it's been since the last user input, in order to know when to run a screensaver. ...
5
votes
1answer
774 views

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 ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Windows 7 time issues

My current time in Windows7 is set to UTC +8 (Kuala Lumper). For some reason, the time is always 8 hours ahead. Curiously though, my applications seem to be using the 'right time' that is it is not 8 ...
11
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9answers
13k views

Automatically change time based on current location

I often move between 2 time zones, and expect my Windows 7 laptop to somehow automatically change the system time, being spoiled by the same feature on my cell phone. I always assumed that desktop ...
2
votes
3answers
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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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

The system time has changed kernel-general, off by one day

Random events showing in event log. The system time changes to tomorrow, and then corrects about 10-15 seconds later. Causing all sorts of temproary havoc w/ VPN, Outlook, etc. Any thoughts?
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0answers
314 views

Delete on windows vista and seven — discovery process

I've recently encountered a problem. Using svn at work I needed to clear some space. As you may know svn directories are full of sub-directories and files. So the delete process begins with a step ...
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1answer
274 views

Serial GPS as time source on Windows 7?

How do I use GPS device connected over serial port as a time source in Windows 7? I have a GPS receiver on my mobile phone which sends data using Bluetooth serial link in NMEA format to computer.
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1answer
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Can I Set My Computer's Clock Display To 24-Hour Format? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can the Windows clock be configured to display a 24-hour-based time? The title pretty much says it here. I'm just wondering, is it possible to switch my Windows 7 ...
3
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2answers
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System Time is Wrong in Windows 7 after dual booting Ubuntu

After installing Ubuntu, the time in my Windows 7 is wrong on start up. Even after updating the time in the Internet Time Settings manually, it still reverts back to the incorrect time after a while. ...
1
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2answers
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Automatic insertion of current date and time in alphabetic form

I often find myself typing the current date and time on several documents, forms, etc. Is there any lightweight application that would allow me to automatically insert (or copy to the clipboard) the ...
2
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1answer
227 views

What causes the computer to lose its time?

Are there problems associated with the computer having to lose its time? How do I solve it? The time I'm referring to is the one that is found on the lower-right corner of the screen.
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0answers
327 views

Login time on Windows 7

If I enter the wrong password, it rejects the password immediately but on entering the right password it takes a longer time to validate it. One the first login, this is possibly due to the startup ...
3
votes
2answers
7k views

Windows 7: System clock 2 hours behind on every boot

Windows 7: My time is always two hours behind the actual time. I've changed the time, but, whenever I restart it, goes back to the incorrect time, 2 hours behind the actual time. I'm on (UTC+02:00) ...
5
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5answers
8k views

How to show date with clock when Windows 7 taskbar is vertical?

On widescreen Windows 7 desktops, I prefer a vertical taskbar with small icons. However, this appears to remove the date from the clock display. Here's what it looks like, missing the date. How ...
0
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1answer
569 views

Windows computer keeps updating to UTC time

I have a new Dell computer running Windows 7 x64 (and no other OS). I live in Mountain Time, as my computer is aware (it says Mountain Time in the Date and Time window, from right-clicking on the ...
1
vote
1answer
954 views

How can I always display the remaining battery time on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I want to have the remaining time always visible, and not to have to click/hover to see it. Is it possible only with some gadget? If so, which one would you recommend?