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    Certificate errors

    One of my customers was getting a lot of certificate errors whenever she would try to go on certain web sites.

    The fix was easy -- I had recently replaced her CMOS battery, and the clock/calendar was way off. I set the clock/calendar to the correct time and date, and the problem disappeared.

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    Windows should have updated the time automatically, possibly from time.windows.com. Was the time service (Windows Time) running - it runs once a week?

    cheers, Paul

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    I don't know what the schedule was for the refresh on the time, but it was set to time.nist.gov. I changed it to windows time and did a manual refresh, which eliminated the certificate error.

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    I always use (country_code).pool.ntp.org.
    http://www.pool.ntp.org/en/

    cheers, Paul

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    This is interesting. I have the same problem with certificates, they appear to relate to graphics for the offending page as I've viewed the certificate and updated them which causes the A/M graphics to appear (sometimes!). I'm running Firefox 29.0.1 and my clock is set correctly! Any more ideas anyone?

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    Certificate problems are usually related to not updating the root certificates. Can you supply details of a certificate that doesn't work?

    cheers, Paul

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    Thank you for that info Paul. Because of that I have downloaded and installed a certificate update for my Win7 64bit setup. I will see how it progresses and will get back again if it doesn't resolve.

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