Windows 10: Windows 10 clock running slow

Discus and support Windows 10 clock running slow in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have a PC which I bought as a Windows 10–ready system, with Windows 7 installed. In due course I upgraded to Windows 10. The BIOS is UEFI, but it is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SteveCase, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. SteveCase Win User

    Windows 10 clock running slow


    I have a PC which I bought as a Windows 10–ready system, with Windows 7 installed. In due course I upgraded to Windows 10. The BIOS is UEFI, but it is operating in legacy mode. I recently discovered that the Windows clock is running slow (i.e. gradually falls further and further behind real time until the next re-sync with an NTP server). It could have been like this for ages without me noticing. The rate at which it falls behind varies from one day to the next but, typically, it loses a second or two over an hour. If I re-sync manually with an NTP server it can sometimes be slightly behind even immediately afterwards. I am confident this is not a motherboard hardware or CMOS battery issue because if I boot up into the BIOS setting screen, the time shown is accurate and it stays that way. It therefore appears that the problem lies within Windows. Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    SteveCase, Oct 30, 2018
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  2. ChrisPascoe Win User

    Clock Running Slow ~ System Tray Clock running slow !

    Hi <

    In the last two days the System Tray Clock on my Dell PC has been running slow , it seems to be running progressively slow , that is the longer it is running the greater the inaccuracy , resetting the clock manually or automatically does just that , but
    it soon becomes apparent the speed of the clock is not accurate. As a guide in the last ten minutes the PC Clock has advanced three minutes.

    The PC is running Windows 10 .

    Just checked ...when I send an email it is correctly timed (that is NOT using the time displayed on system tray clock)

    Any help correcting this would be welcome!

    Windows 10 clock running slow :)
     
    ChrisPascoe, Oct 30, 2018
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  3. RobloxPro300090 Win User
    Clock running slow and Minecraft gets impacted with this on Windows 10

    Old title: Clock running slow

    Last night I was playing Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta, and all of a sudden, it started to slow down not because of the framerate or any background programs. It was today I figured out it was my clock running slow, and I want to see if there are any
    solutions other than replacing battery running the clock in my system.

    Clock running slow and Minecraft gets impacted on Windows 10
     
    RobloxPro300090, Oct 30, 2018
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  4. ChrisPascoe Win User

    Windows 10 clock running slow

    Clock Running Slow ~ System Tray Clock running slow !

    Hi Anju,

    Thank you so much for engaging on this problem, in answer to your questions:-


    • Have you made any changes to the system prior to the issue? A: The only change I am aware of was adding the 'Pinterest' app .

    • Have you installed all pending updates? A: All updates have been added .

    • Did you experience this issue on a local account or a Microsoft account? A: I do not understand this question, but my guess is a Microsoft Account as I am not aware of a Local Account

    • Have you replaced the CMOS battery in your computer? A: No, the computer is less than 2 years old.
    I am not sure how to implement this advice ; "I suggest you to sign out from the current user account, restart the pc and login to the Admin account or the Microsoft account to test if that helps with
    this issue."

    I have conducted the System File Check procedure , no issues were discovered.

    I will look at trying the other advised procedures.

    When I started the PC today , the clock immediately displayed the correct (local) time , but it was running slow immediately, so in twenty minutes the clock was 15 minutes behind time.

    I have noticed that some other display issues seem slow , for example, drop down menus are slower to 'open/drop down' and when using the backspace key to delete text , it is slower at switching from one press /one backspace to continuous backspace when the
    key is held down, if that makes sense!

    The Task manager processes screen (to the inexpert) does not seem to show any slow processing / heavy demand. I have done Disk Clean -Up and checked for defragmentation (not required).

    Thanks for your help on this!

    Chris
     
    ChrisPascoe, Oct 30, 2018
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