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      • #2389935
        Michael Austin
        AskWoody Plus

        When I left my PC desktop last night (9-14), it’s clock showed the correct Pacific time. From a cold boot this morning (9-15) the computer had defaulted to Eastern time.

        In my Windows 10 ‘Date & time’, ‘Current date and time’ settings, I noticed that there are two radio buttons for ‘Set time zone automatically’.

        I turned off the second of the two, and set the ‘Time zone’ to Pacific. That change corrected the time to Pacific.

        Might someone seeing this provide an idea why there are two ‘Set time zone automatically’ radio buttons, and why un-checking the second one corrected the time zone?

        Merci.

        W10-time

         

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      • #2389943
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        Interesting. Last night I was setting up a new laptop for someone and I experienced the same 3 hours offness that got fixed when I fiddled with the “set time zone”.  I just put it down to oddities of the setup. I could be that time.windows.com had a hiccup last night. In serverland we NEVER use time.windows.com and instead point our time sync to https://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi one of those servers.

        https://www.windowscentral.com/how-manage-time-servers-windows-10

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

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        • #2389947
          Michael Austin
          AskWoody Plus

          Merci, Susan. I’d a feeling someone else might have noticed it. It has been around 9 human years since I had to keep an eye peeled on the mixed-OS LAN I built and maintained. And back then the Windows time server was always reliable. Thanks for the links and I’ll look at them 😀

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        • #2390276
          wavy
          AskWoody Plus

          That link has old instructions, the control panel icon would be “date and time” >> internet time >> change settings
          I thought this was accessible via the time clock in the notification panel (or what ever they call it today) ⏲😜

          🍻

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          • #2390277
            b
            AskWoody MVP

            That’s what it says. But Step 2 Clock, Language, and Region only applies if you start from the default Category view in Control Panel.

            Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1263 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

      • #2389944
        b
        AskWoody MVP

        In my Windows 10 ‘Date & time’, ‘Current date and time’ settings, I noticed that there are two radio buttons for ‘Set time zone automatically’.

        The two switches are labeled differently, because time and time zone are different things.

        Automatic time zone is set from your IP address. Do you use a VPN?

        Windows does try to set the time zone based on the location of the device, but without a GPS that location is based more on heuristics, e.g. the IP address on the internet being used.

        Configuring time zones

        Windows 10 Pro version 21H2 build 19044.1263 + Microsoft 365 (group ASAP)

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      • #2389948
        Michael Austin
        AskWoody Plus

        Velly helpful, b. I didn’t know those things. I seldom use a VPN and it was off during the symptoms.

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      • #2390065
        BATcher
        AskWoody_MVP

        I have occasionally found a one-hour effect like that described when dual-booting Windows 10 and a Linux distro on one PC, but Windows automatically restores the correct UK time fairly rapidly.

        I believe it happens (to my PCs) only when Linux is working on GMT/UTC and Windows on British Summer Time.  {Your Experience May Vary}

        BATcher

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