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System Date Reflects Changes Immediately
Article ID: 194078 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q194078
The system date reflects the current values in the Control Panel Date/Time tool. You do not have to click OK or Apply for the system to reflect a new value.
Windows NT 4.0To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
Windows NT 3.1, 3.5, and 3.51To work around this behavior, it is recommended that you synchronize your date with a computer on your network. To do this, type the following command at an MS-DOS command prompt, and then press ENTER:
Alternatively, make sure that any services that record data along with date information are paused or stopped while the date is changed.
net time [\\computername | /domain[:domainname]] [/set]
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.
The system will reflect the current value for the duration of time that the tool is open. If you click Cancel, the system date will revert to its original setting. Any files saved during the time the tool is open with an adjusted date will reflect the adjusted date in the modified field.
For additional information about this issue with Windows 95 or Windows 98, click the article numbers below to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/174229/EN-US/ )Control Panel Date/Time Tool Changes the Date
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237493/EN-US/ )System Date Reflects Changes While Date/Time Tool Is Open
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/189706/EN-US/ )Windows Clock on Taskbar and in Date/Time Tool Loses Time
Article ID: 194078 - Last Review: June 6, 2012 - Revision: 3.0