This article was previously published under Q237493
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When you change the time or date values in the Date/Time tool in Control Panel, your computer reflects the changes before you click Apply or OK.
The system clock on a Windows 95-based computer may experience acumulative loss of time.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
Date Time Version Size File name Platform ---------------------------------------------------------------- 7/9/99 12:38:02PM 4.00.952 48,640 Timedate.cpl Windows 95 6/28/99 01:02:32PM 4.10.223 37,888 Timedate.cpl Windows 98
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
The computer reflects the current value when the Date/Time tool is open. If you click Cancel, the date and time changes to the original settings. If you save any files while the tool is open and you have changed the date, the files use that date for the modified field.For additional information about this issue with Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
174229 Control Panel Date/Time Tool Changes the Date