View Full Version : FAQ: Why does my time in Windows keep getting reset to UTC?

November 27th, 2004, 09:23 AM
Ubuntu assumes by default that the system clock is set to UTC. To change this behavior:

sudo gedit /etc/default/rcS

Find the line UTC=yes
Change it to UTC=no

Save the file.

The next time you reboot to Windows, your time will be correct. (Assuming that the time in Ubuntu was correct when you edited the file)

June 20th, 2005, 10:21 AM
Thanks boss, that did the trick!

Neo Anderson
July 10th, 2005, 02:16 AM
ohh..thanks alot... :-)

December 14th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Even with this properly set, I've seen a Kubuntu 5.10 / Windows XP dual-boot system where Windows time was correct but linux was stuck on UTC. The problem was that /etc/timezone was missing; the solution was to make it a symlink to the proper timezone in /usr/share/zoneinfo.

March 18th, 2007, 08:13 PM
Hey Guys but where do i find UTC?????????????????:(