[time-nuts] Win XP and NIST Time
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat Mar 23 10:25:15 EDT 2013
Recently, my 'puter clock has been resetting back an hour every so often.
The auto-sync to time.NIST.gov is the timeserver it uses.
Does that site change to Daylight time?
Does the Windows time site change to aylight time?
Internally, Windows (like UNIX systems) uses UTC, and that can be kept
correct by e.g. the NTP software:
Windows own timekeeping software is not as robust or accurate. What you see
displayed is determined by your Control Panel settings, and that should be
under your control. Summer/Winter time settings for a particular time zone
are what determines how Windows internal UTC is presented to you.
(If you dual-boot between Windows and UNIX, there are other issues.)
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