Incorrect Time Display

IT Support Forum Forums Windows Windows 8 Troubleshooting Incorrect Time Display

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  • #502


    Can someone please help me figure out why my computer is displaying the wrong time?

    I’ve just set up a new computer for the first time with Windows 8.1. On install I chose the relevant time zone (UTC +12:00 Auckland, Wellington).

    I have noticed that upon completion of the installation, my clock is now showing 1:07PM when the time is actually 2:11PM (an hour slow). Because it is showing an hour difference I suspected it could be a daylight saving issue.

    What I’ve done to try and fix the problem:
    I went into Control Panel/Date and Time and verified the Time Zone was correct according to what I first entered it. It is definitely still (UTC+12:00) Auckland, Wellington. It is set to go forward on the 28th of September for Daylight Savings.
    I also checked the Internet Time, it set to automatically synchronize server. However just to make sure I updated this manually but the time is still wrong.

    I know I could change the time manually, but I’m hesitating to do that because I want to know exactly why the clock display is wrong in the first place. It seems like a simple problem but I’ve checked all the usual places and I can’t see anything wrong.

    Your help to fix the problem would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • #503


    It was probably just wrong in the BIOS when it arrived. Just change the clock to the correct time and you’ll be fine 🙂

    If it’s a domain joined computer you’ll need it to be within 5 minutes of the domain controllers time, otherwise it won’t sync the time with the domain controller.

    • #504


      I have already manually changed it. 🙂
      I was obviously looking for complicated fix for a simple problem.
      Thank you.

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