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Windows 7: Time Sync @ Pwr On

28 Dec 2010   #1

Windows XP Home Edition 2002
 
 
Time Sync @ Pwr On

My computer is off most of the time, so the date & time are never right unless I remember to sync them with an outside source. Is there some way to re-sync at power on, or to prompt for re-sync at start up?

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28 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

According to my notes on the subject, run regedit and navigate to:

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient

and change the value of SpecialPollInterval to 15180 to change the frequency of updates to once each day.

That might help since the default frequency is once a week.

You might also look at a program called About Time from arachnoid dot com. Best I recall it not only updates at interval, which you set, but it will also update when you log in.

One or the other should help.
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28 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

If the time and date are constantly incorrect when you start up, this points to a failure of the motherboard battery, a small button cell type CR2032. Check your manual for details on its location and how to replace it.
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