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Date and Time will not stay current

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My date and time is always behind.   Even though I change to reflect the current date and time - the next time I log in it will be several days ago and the wrong time.
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3 possible solutions:

1. Check if your timezone is set correctly (in control panel > date and time).

2. Reboot your computer (instead of shutdown) and check if it's also wrong. If not, the CMOS battery is empty. This battery is located at your computer's motherboard. You can get a new one at every computer store for around $5

3. Use an application like NetTime or something else (google: "ntp client") to sync time at every startup.
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Yes, the time zone is set correctly in control panel.      Being a novice - I would have no idea how to install a battery in the motherboard.       Can you expand on the third option?
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You can download NetTime here: http://nettime.sourceforge.net/ and also some explanation on what it does.

Besides, replacing the motherboard battery is'nt that hard. Just open your computer's casing (2 or 4 screws on the back side) and you would see it directly. It will look somewhat like the picture i attached.
To do it in a few easy steps:
 - Shutdown the computer
 - De-attach the powercable (you can leave all other cables in place if you want)
 - Open the computer case by 2 or 4 screws on the backside (sometimes also a click-to-open system)
 - Look for the CMOS / BIOS battery, see my attached picture
 - Press the 'clip' on the battery holder with a nail or a screwdrewer, this will make the battery fall out of it. Rember what side was down, usually this is the + side (the smaller side)
 - Get a new one at a computer store, there's only one type. Not every computer store has one but the ones that even assemble pc's as-you-like-them should defenitly have those batteries for around $5
 - Click it in, usually + side down
 - Close your computer case
 - Connect power cable and start the computer

Now the date and time will be wrong, but when set correctly it will be stored in the CMOS before the computer shuts down, thus, making sure it's allright at the next bootup.
battery.jpg
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