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Does Windows 8 Know What Time It Is?

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    DCMonkey

    With Automatic DST adjustment switched on, the Metro side of Windows 8 seems to think it's 12:35 PM. when it is actually 11:35 AM PST. The desktop taskbar clock gets it right.

    lol

     

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    JohnAskew

    Does the Metro side think today is Nov. 4th?

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    DCMonkey

    , JohnAskew wrote

    Does the Metro side think today is Nov. 4th?

    Nope. It has the date right.

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    JohnAskew

    I guess the Metro side is a bit ahead of it's time?

    Expressionless

     

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    cbae

    The "Metro" clock that shows up with the charms bar shows the same time as the taskbar clock. What is this Metro clock to which you are referring?

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    DCMonkey

    , cbae wrote

    The "Metro" clock that shows up with the charms bar shows the same time as the taskbar. What is this Metro clock to which you are referring?

    I'm referring to the charms bar clock. It is one hour ahead if I enable automatic DST adjustment in the metro settings pane (which was the default).

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    cbae

    , DCMonkey wrote

    *snip*

    I'm referring to the charms bar clock. It is one hour ahead if I enable automatic DST adjustment in the metro settings pane (which was the default).

    I have DST enabled, and my clock is fine.

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    cbae

    I changed the DST settings independently in both the taskbar clock as well as in the Metro control panel, and they are both always in sync and the clocks always reflect the same time.

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    bondsbw

    DC... it is still Windows, after all.  Try a reboot if it's bothering you too much.

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    DCMonkey

    , bondsbw wrote

    DC... it is still Windows, after all.  Try a reboot if it's bothering you too much.

    Yeah, that'll probably actually work too. This was fresh from first boot after the install. But I didn't have time to try it because I thought I was going to be late for an appointment Smiley

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    OrigamiCar

    , DCMonkey wrote

    With Automatic DST adjustment switched on, the Metro side of Windows 8 seems to think it's 12:35 PM. when it is actually 11:35 AM PST. The desktop taskbar clock gets it right.

    lol

     

    Yeah - my desktop at home is doing that as well. My time zone settings are for Central US which is correct and auto sync to time.windows.com, but the clock is always 5 hours ahead on each reboot.

    If I go to time settings > Internet time and click the 'update' button it brings the clock back to the correct time, but next time I boot up, it's 5 hours out again. Not sure what is going on.

    My Windows 8 desktop at work isn't doing this, just my home machine....

    Very strange.

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    DCMonkey

    So, rebooting didn't work, but when I went to check settings for the desktop taskbar, the screen went blank for a second and then the time was off by an hour there too. I set it back and now both are in sync, even after rebooting a second time.

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