While it is great to have this functionality in Windows, configuring this time service is painful!
If you want to sync more often than the default, you have to be very comfortable editing the System Registry OR you can use our Atomic Clock Sync program to do the work for you.
Once at the desktop, double-click on the time that is displayed in your Windows taskbar.
In Windows XP, once you click on the time, a small box will open up showing a calendar and the current time as shown in the image below.
Because the system is not connected to the internet, the system time may differ from the real one.
Synchronizing the time with yours is pretty easy and only takes 10 seconds. If the clock was updated to a very distant past or future, the system may have some trouble during a few seconds.
To change the date and time in Windows, you need to be at the Windows Desktop.
If you are in Windows 8, please go to the desktop before continuing with these instructions.
For example, browsers will state that web site certificates are invalid, Windows Update may not work properly, or you may receive alerts that Windows needs to activate again.
A computer's Basic Input-Output System (BIOS) is embedded software on a motherboard.
It is the first software your PC loads so that it can use things like CD drives, mice, and keyboards practically from the moment you turn it on.
W32is the preferred command line tool for configuring, monitoring, or troubleshooting the Windows Time service. To use this tool, you will have to open an elevated command prompt, type W32tm /?
and hit Enter to get the list of all its parameters.