Boot Camp Jacks Up My System Time in OS X
August 24, 2006 1:51 PM   Subscribe

On my Macbook, every time I switch to Windows (using Boot Camp), the system time (though not the date) gets jacked up in OS X. This doesn't happen to Windows whenever I switch to OS X. Any ideas?
posted by JPowers to Technology (7 answers total)
Funny I'm having the opposite problem. Windows time is always off 4 hours.
posted by Numenorian at 1:54 PM on August 24, 2006

Get Boot Camp 1.1 which supposedly fixes it. It was released last week.
posted by xil at 1:58 PM on August 24, 2006

If I upgrade to Boot Camp 1.1, will I have to re-install Windows? If so, screw that. I can live with a broken clock.
posted by JPowers at 2:13 PM on August 24, 2006

No, you don't. The sidebar on Apple's page says:
You don't need to partition your hard drive again (unless you want to change its size) or reinstall your Macintosh and Windows software or documents, but it's very important to update the Boot Camp Assistant software, create a new Macintosh Drivers for Windows CD and install the updated software it contains on Windows XP. Complete instructions are provided.
posted by xil at 2:27 PM on August 24, 2006

My guess is that Windows expects the *hardware clock* to be on DST, and Unix expects to do that offset itself.
posted by baylink at 2:43 PM on August 24, 2006

Another, simpler option to try...
posted by boscord at 5:29 PM on August 24, 2006

For those keeping score at home...

I upgraded to Boot Camp 1.1, and now both OSs can't keep the correct time.

I'm trying this next.
posted by JPowers at 8:34 PM on August 27, 2006

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