To clarify what Fruit Bat /\0/\ has said, every time you switch on your PC it will not have retained the settings which Fruit Bat /\0/\ has mentioned and they will have to be auto-detected or entered manually but your PC will work, to avoid problems with timestamping, wndows updates etc you will need to enter the correct date and time, a new CMOS battery is not expensive, it is easily replaced and will save a lot of hassle.
Thanks. Strangely, my computer clock is now accurate. I have a new computer. But I am a bit pushed for time. So I awant to continue with this one until I need to cHange. I just want to be sure that I will not lose any work.
It will. As long as you keep the mains lead attached to the computer and mains socket switch is in the on position. With the computer switched off, the mains lead will supply a trickle charge to the computer and keep the settings intact.
turn off the mains socket and you lose all the settings immediately.