Time is an element of the overall measurement system of for space. Time can refer to the time it is now, according to timing devices, the interval between two events, the duration of an event, or the sequence of events.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

18
votes
7answers
25k views

Windows 7 - display date using small icons

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 and need the date displayed with the time. This works, but only if I use large icons in the taskbar settings which is quite ugly. Any ideas how to display the time ...
9
votes
4answers
2k views

Is there any software or hardware which lets you stop, slow down, speed up or even reverse time?

Obviously I'm talking about time in terms of the PC clock rather than real time. We were testing an application we've developed at work by setting the clock forward and back to simulate different ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
202 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
1k 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?
8
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
18k views

I get “An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with [name of time server].” when trying to automatically synchronise PC time

Prompted by the answers to this question I decided to give the Windows built in time synchronisation another go. However, no matter what time server I use I get this error: "An error occurred while ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

How to find out total running time of system and hard disk?

I have a sony laptop with windows 7. I bought it four years ago and i have used it with vista, ubuntu and leopard also. How to find out the total on time of the system since i bought it? Any way to ...
183
votes
2answers
4k views

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). ...
22
votes
8answers
33k views

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.
9
votes
1answer
7k views

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. ...
7
votes
2answers
1k views

Bash Run command for certain time?

I am making bash script for my use. How can i run a command for certain time, like 20 second and terminate command? I tried a lot of solutions but nothing works, I also tried timeout command with no ...
12
votes
9answers
15k 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 ...
6
votes
4answers
5k views

Timezone conversion by command line

I know about http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html I can't figure out how to query http://www.google.com in a sane natural format like "5pm BST in PST". Or do I have to write such an ...
14
votes
3answers
209k views

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. (I'm working on ...
8
votes
2answers
10k views

In Windows 7, how to show day name in system tray clock?

Without installing third-party software, how do I display the day in the clock in the lower-right system tray clock in Windows 7. For example: "Tuesday" (in addition to normal time and date ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

How to increase frequency of time server synchronisations?

I have a that PC (Windows XP SP3) keeps losing time whereby it ends up being about 5 mins slow per day from all the other PCs and clocks about the place. Is there a way to increase frequency of ...
5
votes
2answers
14k 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. ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

System clock runs behind

The system clock of my PC (not a laptop) runs behind. What could be the cause?
5
votes
4answers
24k views

How to calculate hours and minutes between two time periods?

I’m working on a very simple time sheet for my work in Excel 2007, but I have run into trouble about calculate the hours and minutes between two time periods. I have a field: timestart which could be ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How is time measured in computer systems?

Something I have been puzzled about is this: how exactly does a computer regulate and tell time? For example: if I were to write a program that did this: Do 2+2 then wait 5 seconds How does the ...
3
votes
5answers
2k views

Why does the clock in the notification area freeze?

I have noticed a bug in the Windows Vista taskbar clock (not the gadget one, the regular good old taskbar time). Sometimes, not that often, the clock display freezes and sticks to e.g. "7.41". And ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

Stop Ubuntu From Automatically Updating the Time

I just need to set the date temporarily. I run this date 051918002010.00 and it sticks for just 5 seconds or so. Then it syncs with the time server. I have tried: ps aux | grep ntp but there is ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Syncing your clock from command line

I manage a bunch of kiosk style PCs and I have noticed that my test machines have their time drifting a bit. I'm curious, does anyone know of an freeware time syncing application that can easily be ...
6
votes
4answers
6k 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 ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

a freeware software to limit my kids time on the PC [closed]

I am looking for a freeware software that will set a schedule and a time limit for the amount of time my kids are able to use the PC. Anyone have any recommendations?
2
votes
2answers
9k views

Calculating a duration in excel from date and time

I have 2 columns in excel, each column includes a date and a time in the following format: 'dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm'. One is a start date/time, the other is an end date/time. The end date/time could be ...
1
vote
1answer
422 views

Estimated Time Left and Total File Size not showing up in Download

I am downloading Orcad Capture Lite software package from this official link. I am using the Download Acceleration Plus software, even after over 350MB of the file has downloaded, I am still not able ...
1
vote
2answers
903 views

Ubuntu time issues

I am having a tough time getting my Ubuntu Virtual Machine to display the proper time. It is on an ESXi server and the version is 8.10 LTS it came with a virtual appliance for Opsview. I have ...
1
vote
1answer
15k views

Where is the Daylight saving time setting in Windows 7?

I can't find how to disable the Daylight saving time option in windows7 !
-1
votes
2answers
143 views

Excel how to divide a time period into equal time periods

I would like to find a way of dividing a period of time into 4 hourly time zones. I.e. if a piece of equipment is unavailable from 0900hrs to 1700 hrs that is 8 hours but I need to show this in 4 ...