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# 41615 20-Sep-2009 08:14
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Hi all!

Please help regarding the following situation:
- CMOS battery is dead
- new battery cannot be installed as the elastic metal tab keeping it in place is broken

I am after an automatic way to sync both time and DATE at startup.
I found various freeware software to sync the time, provided the date is OK. If the date is not OK, then some of them cannot sync the time. Some other do sync the time disregarding the date.

Is there any way to automatically update BOTH date and time at startup, even by means of a batch file, to fix this?

Not having correct date creates all sorts of problems, most annoying being the security certificates from various sites. Manually setting the date and time at startup is one way, but I really hope it can be done in a more "ellegant" way.

Thank you.

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  # 262692 9-Oct-2009 11:50
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Hi Aucklander,

See the following link
This is a batch file that sets the date and time.

With regards to running it create a scheduled task within XP or under Task scheduler in Vista create a new task and under the trigger action it to run at startup. This will run the batch file before the user account is logged in.

Let me know how you get on


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  # 262713 9-Oct-2009 12:46
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Hot glue the new battery in place?

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