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My PC use Windows XP Professional. It automatically changes the date to 22 January 2004. I have replaced the CMos battery, but still the same. I manually adjust the date, but after a few minutes the date is back to 22 January 2004.  I have recently updated Windows and have also installed malcious Malware remover from microsoft. It detected nothing. I have copied a few music files from my PC to my notebook laptop via  my flash stick and now my laptop also changes the date to 22 january 2004. It causes problems with my mail being sent and received as being 3 years old and with security certificates when visiting web sites , etc. Please help me.

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Check your bios and set the correct date there also. If this does not solve your problem check for a virus by running a scan with your antivirus program. If you do not have an AV Software Program check out this one which is very good


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Change the CMOS battery Jim. It's located on the motherboard in a Desktop computer.

The battery is about the size between a US nickle, and a quarter. Has CR2032 on it.
You can go to stores that sell watch batteries, and ask for a CR2032 battery.

Unplug your computer from the surge protector before you do.

More info for identification of the battery,

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