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  1. Arnab_824 Win User

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows


    How to: Change Internet Time Server in Windows

    How to Change Internet Time Server in Windows


    Your PC's clock is used to record the time whenever you create or modify files on your PC. You can change the clock's time zone[/b].

    You can synchronize your PC's clock with an Internet time server. This means that the clock on your PC is updated to match the clock on the time server, which can help ensure that the clock's time on your PC is accurate. Your clock is typically automatically updated once a week and needs to be connected to the Internet for the synchronization to occur.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the Internet time server (NTP server) used to synchronize your clock in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to change the Internet time server.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Change Internet Time Server in Control Panel
    • Option Two: Change Internet Time Server in Registry Editor




    OPTION ONE [/i] Change Internet Time Server in Control Panel
    1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click/tap on the Date and Time icon.

    2. Click/tap on the Internet Time tab, and click/tap on the Change settings button. (see screenshot below)

    *note If your PC is on a domain, then you will not have an Internet Time tab. Your clock will automatically synchronize with the domain controller instead.

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Check the Synchronize with an Internet time server box. (see screenshot below)

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    4. Select an available Internet time server you want in the drop menu, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    *note If you like, you can type a name of an Internet time server from the list at the Microsoft link below to add and use instead.

    A list of the Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP) time servers that are available on the Internet


    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    5. Click/tap on OK, and close the Control Panel if you like. (see screenshot below)

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] Change Internet Time Server in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. In the right pane, make note of the string value number (ex: "1") for the time server (ex: "time.windows.com") you want to use. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers


    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the Servers key, double click/tap on the (Default) string value to modify it. (see screenshot below)

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    4. Type the string value number (ex: "1") for the time server (ex: "time.windows.com") you want to use from step 2, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    5. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. Make note of the string value number (ex: "1") for the time server (ex: "time.windows.com") you want to use. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\w32time\Parameters


    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    6. In the right pane of the Parameters key, double click/tap on the NtpServer string value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    7. Change the time server (ex: "time.windows.com,0x9") value with the time server (ex: "time.windows.com") you want to use from step 2 without changing the end of the value (ex: "time.windows.com,0x9"), and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]

    8. You can now close Registry Editor.

    9. Either restart the computer to apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Arnab_824, Jul 4, 2018
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  2. John Sarc Win User

    Windows fails to synchronize with internet time - it times out

    Hi,

    You might have a different Date and Time configuration that's why your Windows fails to synchronize with
    Internet Time. To have this checked, try to change the server in your Internet Time Settings by following the steps below:

    • Go to Control Panel > Date and Time.
    • Click on the Internet Time tab: then, click on Change settings.
    • Try to change or choose the Server, tick on the Update now, and click on
      OK.

    Let us know the results after following the resolution provided.
     
    John Sarc, Oct 27, 2019
    #2
  3. tfwul Win User
    Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server in Windows 10  


    With me the Windows time is about 2-3 minutes off.

    I did try to resync
    Control Panel\Clock, Language and Region->Tab Internet Time change settings
    using both time.windows.com and time.nist.gov
    no change

    then w32tm /resync
    then set services.msc windows time->automatic

    still no change.

    didn't go thru the steps of Joanne: would not know where to find this 'SpecialPollInterval'-thing.

    discovered this 'wrong windows time' as I normally set all clocks and my wristwatch to Windows.
    Updated all times when changing from Feb. 29 to march 01 and started missing the news on the radio and tv.

    Will not be using Windows time anymore.


    =

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]



    Change Internet Time Server in Windows [​IMG]
     
    tfwul, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Rhen Pal Win User

    Change Internet Time Server in Windows

    Windows time is wrong

    Hi,

    We suggest that you follow these steps:

    • Press Windows+X and click on
      Control Panel.
    • On the left hand side click on Clock, Language and Region.
    • Click on Change time zone.
    • And then click on the tab Internet Time and click on
      Change settings.
    • Check the box Synchronize with an internet time server
      and also select the option time.windows.com
      from the drop down and click on OK and check if the issue persists.

    Regards.
     
    Rhen Pal, Oct 27, 2019
    #4
  5. firewine Win User
    Windows Internet time server is wrong

    I think the cause of the issue is the faulty Windows Internet time server. Please make Microsoft aware of the issue.

    FYI,

    • It's the first time I encountered the issue.
    • I didn't make any changes to my PC. There was a cumulative update on March 31, but my PC clock was fine afterwards (Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB4015438))
    • I'm not getting an error message. The time is wrong.
     
    firewine, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Consistent change of clock time

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that the time keeps on changing. We will assist you to resolve the issue.

    To assist you better, I would like to know the troubleshooting steps that you have performed.

    I also suggest you to sync the time zone with internet time zone and check if it helps.

    • Click on date and Time from the action bar.
    • Click on Add clocks for different time zone.
    • Click on Internet Time Tab.
    • Change according to your preference.
    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Oct 27, 2019
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