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    I have Win XP SP3. It automatically updated yesterday as I was doing work on the pc. Everything seemed to go smoothly as usual - in fact I wasn't aware it was happening until I got the reboot warning. I let it reboot and then I got a Windows Security warning that my virus protection might be out of date. My Norton Internet Security icon on the taskbar was flashing red. The NIS system page said I needed to do a live update - which I did and I also did a basic virus scan. The update and scan were fine but NIS continued to indicate a problem. Rebooted. Same warnings persisted. Contacted Norton and was advised to uninstall and reinstall NIS using a version they gave me access to on the web, which I did. Problem continued to persist.

    This morning, when checking email, I noticed the date stamp on a message I sent out just now was marked as May 1 on my Outlook Express sent folder directory. I checked the pc's date setting and lo and behold it said May 1. I set it back to April 1 and rebooted. BINGO - no warning from Windows Security and a green light on the NIS icon.

    I can only assume that there was some glitch in the MS update that caused the date switch.

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    Possibly you got bitten by the IE rollup patch (which was out of band). Looks like something messed with the time-date stamps, and I betcha it was one of the March MS updates. Woody Leonhard advises not to install any of them right now. And none of the April MS Updates either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Munro View Post
    I can only assume that there was some glitch in the MS update that caused the date switch.
    It may be that there was a glitch in a patch.

    You should also consider that the battery on your motherboard may be going out if the PC is more than a couple years old. If you continue to have problems with the time particularly when you re-boot you ought to install a new battery.

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