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    Default Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    For the past couple days (that I've noticed), the time on my computer keeps changing. It skips forward around an hour. Yesterday I synced the clock with time.windows.com, but then today it showed 5:54pm, when the real time (after another sync) was 5:08pm. I don't think it would be the cmos battery, would it? I figure if it was the battery, then the time and date would've been reset to 0:00 at 01/01/2000 or whatever, right?
    The motherboard is an Asus M4N98TD - EVO, running Windows 7. I thought it could be a virus but AVG 2011 is picking anything up.
    Any ideas? I'll keep an eye on it in the meantime, if it does it again then I'll know if it's going forward an exact number of minutes, or if it's just random.
    In the clock settings, the option to notify me whenever the clock changes is enabled, but I haven't been getting any notifications.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    Got your regional setting correct ?

    Yes it could also possibly be a CMOS battery going flat, while they should out last the PC, sometimes they do go flat.

    OR maybe its impatient , day light saving starts this coming weekend
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    I was about to say, sounds like a day light saving issue.

    Umm abit off topic when typing this i accidentally added a incorrectly spelt word to the dictionary, how do I remove it

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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    i accidentally added a incorrectly spelt word to the dictionary
    OMG the spelling police will be after you now

    if you are using Firefox here you go
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    +1 for regional settings. Mine were wrong and my iPod showed the time in the US instead. Every time I changed it, it would go back to US after connecting to the internet.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    regional settings are fine, daylight settings are fine
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    Something to check/ try -- start the PC and go into the BIOS, make sure the time/date is correct there as well. Have had it in the past the BIOS time/date is different to the actual clock time/date in the OS and its caused problems.

    Other than that the next thing I'd try is a new CMOS battery about $3, then rest the BIOS again correctly.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    Are you booting another OS like Linux for example?

    Some versions default to a different timezone and can do funny things.
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    i did just install ubuntu as dual boot, installed from within windows... i'll boot it up now then back into windows and see if the clock has changed... other than that it hasnt changed since my first post
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    Default Re: Windows 7 time keeps going forward almost 1 hour

    ok just rebooted to ubuntu, time was correct, rebooted back into windows, time was wrong again.
    So it's definitly ubuntu doing it, is there a simple fix or would it be easier to just uninstall ubuntu?
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