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Windows 7: Why can I NOT connect to windows.time.com ??

17 Aug 2014   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
Why can I NOT connect to windows.time.com ??

clock is wrong
service is started
hit "update now" on "Internet Time" tab in clock settings - timeout.

So I go to browser, enter windows.time.com and get timeout - on any/all browsers.

why is this? i have win 7 x64 home prem, all up to date....

no errors in the windows log

thanks for some guidance


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17 Aug 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Mine times out, too, but it sets the time correctly when I do it. Does your time set correctly?
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17 Aug 2014   #3
georgeks

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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17 Aug 2014   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Third Party Software

Are you running PeerBlock or some third party firewall? Both can interfere with connection to time servers.

Check your system clock: Accurate Time

Try running TimeSync and use a few different time servers.

Try Atomic to check for any problems with the time service:

Atomic Clock Sync Information from worldtimeserver.com
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17 Aug 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I have had problems with windows.time.com.
time.nist.gov works well.

You can't expect to connect to any of these time servers with a browser.
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17 Aug 2014   #6
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Ditto. Change the time server in the drop-down menu to time.nist.gov. I suspect MS servers are pretty busy this time of the month.
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18 Aug 2014   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

A couple of things come to mind.

If your motherboard bios battery is weak and the time in your bios is far off you will not be able to set and keep the time close enough to be able to sync to the online time.

If your time in Windows 7 is far off the sync will not work. Set Windows time, date ect. close to actual and the try sync with internet time.
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18 Aug 2014   #8
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

battery has no effect on ability to connect to a time server.

finally punted "windows" in favor of another clock site; time.nist.gov - it worked/works.
thanks all
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