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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 4:08:02 PM

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I accidentally changed the date in Windows XP to a future date. Now when I
try to change it back to the correct date, I can't. I can only change it to a
future date, not a past date. It's currently 13 June 2005, and the computer
says it's 16 June 2011. It applies to the time as well, I can't change it to
an earlier time. When I try to change the date or time, and then click
'Apply', it'll automatically go to the future date. I tried changing the date
in 'C Prompt', but it doesn't work. Please help.

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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 4:21:02 PM

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Re-insert your Windows XP CD and choose the option to "repair", not to
reinstall.
This should clear up your problem and allow you to change your date as needed.

"illusive" wrote:

> I accidentally changed the date in Windows XP to a future date. Now when I
> try to change it back to the correct date, I can't. I can only change it to a
> future date, not a past date. It's currently 13 June 2005, and the computer
> says it's 16 June 2011. It applies to the time as well, I can't change it to
> an earlier time. When I try to change the date or time, and then click
> 'Apply', it'll automatically go to the future date. I tried changing the date
> in 'C Prompt', but it doesn't work. Please help.
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 4:31:03 PM

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Thanks for the reply.
I tried doing that, but the CD tells me that the XP that I have in my
computer currently is newer than the one in the CD.
What do I do?



"gregran" wrote:

> Re-insert your Windows XP CD and choose the option to "repair", not to
> reinstall.
> This should clear up your problem and allow you to change your date as needed.
>
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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 7:06:24 PM

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illusive wrote:
> I accidentally changed the date in Windows XP to a future date. Now
> when I try to change it back to the correct date, I can't. I can only
> change it to a future date, not a past date. It's currently 13 June
> 2005, and the computer says it's 16 June 2011. It applies to the time
> as well, I can't change it to an earlier time. When I try to change
> the date or time, and then click 'Apply', it'll automatically go to
> the future date. I tried changing the date in 'C Prompt', but it
> doesn't work. Please help.

gregran wrote:
> Re-insert your Windows XP CD and choose the option to "repair", not
> to reinstall.
> This should clear up your problem and allow you to change your date
> as needed.

illusive wrote:
> Thanks for the reply.
> I tried doing that, but the CD tells me that the XP that I have in my
> computer currently is newer than the one in the CD.
> What do I do?

First - can you reboot, go into your system BIOS and change the date and
time at the hardware level?

Secondly - If you perform a repair install, your installation media (CD)
needs to really be the same service pack level as your currently installed
system. You will likely need to create a new CD from the old one with SP2
slipstreamed/integrated into it. Something like "AutoStreamer" would assist
you in making this new CD from the old one.

Create a SP2 Slipstreamed Windows XP CD with Autostreamer
http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html

Perform a Repair installation
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341

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MS-MVP
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Anonymous
June 12, 2005 8:06:08 PM

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Bonjour *illusive* :

> I accidentally changed the date in Windows XP to a future date. Now when I
> try to change it back to the correct date, I can't. I can only change it to a
> future date, not a past date. It's currently 13 June 2005, and the computer
> says it's 16 June 2011. It applies to the time as well, I can't change it to
> an earlier time. When I try to change the date or time, and then click
> 'Apply', it'll automatically go to the future date. I tried changing the date
> in 'C Prompt', but it doesn't work. Please help.

Start the Windows clock service :
Start | Run | services.msc
locate this service , right click, properties, start it

Adjust date and time with the context menu in systray
or in the control panel and synchronize the system clock.

Most of the time the default NTP server are unavailable...
(too busy or off line...)

Set the NTP server to that one:
ptbtime1.ptb.de

The ip is :
192.53.103.103

You must allow svchost to access the remote port 123 of this server
UDP protocol in and out ...

Then synchronize the clock.

Let us know.

:) 
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«My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
http://climenole.serendipia.net
Soon on www.msmvps.com
Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 1:24:45 AM

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"illusive" <illusive@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I accidentally changed the date in Windows XP to a future date. Now when I
>try to change it back to the correct date, I can't. I can only change it to a
>future date, not a past date. It's currently 13 June 2005, and the computer
>says it's 16 June 2011. It applies to the time as well, I can't change it to
>an earlier time. When I try to change the date or time, and then click
>'Apply', it'll automatically go to the future date. I tried changing the date
>in 'C Prompt', but it doesn't work. Please help.

Try changing the date from the Safe Mode.
"A Description of the Safe Boot Mode Options in Windows XP"
(http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315222)

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Anonymous
June 13, 2005 2:26:02 AM

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I tried changing it in the Safe mode.
It's the same, it automatically changes it back to the 2011 date.



"Thorsten Matzner" wrote:

> Try changing the date from the Safe Mode.
> "A Description of the Safe Boot Mode Options in Windows XP"
> (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=315222)
>
> --
> (tm)
> ICQ: 192649233
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 2:27:03 AM

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This didn't work.
But thanks anyway.



"Claude LaFrenière" wrote:
>
> Start the Windows clock service :
> Start | Run | services.msc
> locate this service , right click, properties, start it
>
> Adjust date and time with the context menu in systray
> or in the control panel and synchronize the system clock.
>
> Most of the time the default NTP server are unavailable...
> (too busy or off line...)
>
> Set the NTP server to that one:
> ptbtime1.ptb.de
>
> The ip is :
> 192.53.103.103
>
> You must allow svchost to access the remote port 123 of this server
> UDP protocol in and out ...
>
> Then synchronize the clock.
>
> Let us know.
>
> :) 
> --
> Claude LaFrenière [MVP] :-)
>
> «My Principal Design Was To Inform, Not To Amuse Thee.»
> Lemuel Gulliver, The Travels (IV:12)
> http://climenole.serendipia.net
> Soon on www.msmvps.com
> Bientôt sur www.msmvps.com
>
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 3:56:02 AM

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I rebooted and went to setup when I switched on my computer.
There seems to be no 'Date change/ setting' at setup.

"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> First - can you reboot, go into your system BIOS and change the date and
> time at the hardware level?
>
> Secondly - If you perform a repair install, your installation media (CD)
> needs to really be the same service pack level as your currently installed
> system. You will likely need to create a new CD from the old one with SP2
> slipstreamed/integrated into it. Something like "AutoStreamer" would assist
> you in making this new CD from the old one.
>
> Create a SP2 Slipstreamed Windows XP CD with Autostreamer
> http://www.autopatcher.com/autostreamer.html
>
> Perform a Repair installation
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 13, 2005 6:05:43 AM

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Shenan Stanley wrote:
> First - can you reboot, go into your system BIOS and change the date
> and time at the hardware level?

illusive wrote:
> I rebooted and went to setup when I switched on my computer.
> There seems to be no 'Date change/ setting' at setup.

All System BIOSes have a setting for Time and Date - they keep your system
clock.

This is NOT in Windows.. This is before any OS is loaded.. If you turn off
your computer and turn it back on - press ESC on any "advertisement" screen
(Some HPs, etc have boot screens that hide the BIOS entry keystroke
requirement) and press the key(s) it says to to enter the BIOS (DEL, F1, F2,
etc..) - somewhere in there is a System Time and System Date setting.

In the main or system setup screen you should be able to see the date and
time. Using your arrow keys navigate to the date and change the date. Once
highlighted on the month, day, or year press your arrow keys or your page up
/ page down keys to change the date.

These steps may vary for your BIOS, additional help, information, and
simulations can be found on our BIOS help page. You can also change the date
and time by following the steps for your Operating System below.

What computer system/motherboard do you have?

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Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
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