I need a batch file to set the internet time

November 28, 2010 at 17:57:39
Specs: Windows 7
I guess my internal battery is dead and when I turn off my computer and turn it back on, it says that it is like June 2006 or something....I am wondering if there is a way update the time with the internet time setting on startup...maybe with a batch file or something like that...Thanks

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November 29, 2010 at 07:46:37
There are various free programs around to synchronise your time. You could therefore put a shortcut to one of these in Startup.

Wouldn't it be better to replace the battery or is that tricky?

How to know you are getting old 4:
You can't find anything you like on "the wireless"

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November 29, 2010 at 07:50:10
Yeah...replacing the battery would be the correct thing to do....but I just hate opening up laptops....it scares me haha

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November 29, 2010 at 08:15:14
I use this old thing on my W98 machine.

My W98 used to gradually gain time when I used it a lot and nowadays it loses.
Can't remember much about setting it up but (whatever I did) I now just run the exe file and it sorts out the time by going online but remains in the taskbar. A shortcut to the exe file in Startup would make it start with Windows.

I see it says "it will only work on Windows Vista by disabling some of its security features" so I would have thought you could do the same on Win7. I don't see why it should conflict with the inbuilt clock update feature in Win7 but if need be you could disable that.

There might be something better around than that ancient program but obviously the problem is that there is normally no need for it these days. Perhaps my earlier confidence in finding such a program was therefore a bit optimistic LOL.

This might have possibilities (not so ancient):
I also wonder if you could start it with scheduled tasks somehow......

Sorry, no definitive answer but maybe some food for thought.

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November 29, 2010 at 13:17:25
Set up NTP. About as simple as using your router's ip address in some field.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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