[time-nuts] Win XP and NIST Time

J. Forster jfor at quikus.com
Sat Mar 23 10:27:32 EDT 2013

I think the date for the DST time change were altered some years ago,
hence the Win SW messes up. I keep the 'puter clock on local time for
convenience, and switch because eBay does. I am only concerned with
roughly accurate local time.




> 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?
> Tjanks,
> -John
> ===========================
> John,
> Internally, Windows (like UNIX systems) uses UTC, and that can be kept
> correct by e.g. the NTP software:
>   http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html
> 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.)
> Cheers,
> David
> --
> SatSignal Software - Quality software written to your requirements
> Web: http://www.satsignal.eu
> Email: david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
> _______________________________________________
> time-nuts mailing list -- time-nuts at febo.com
> To unsubscribe, go to
> https://www.febo.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/time-nuts
> and follow the instructions there.

More information about the time-nuts mailing list