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Windows 7: How to synchronize my PC clock every 5 minutes

31 May 2012   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
How to synchronize my PC clock every 5 minutes

Hello

My PC clock is drifting and I need to have it in synch with real time. Otherwise, I go 2 or 3 second off after 1 hour

Any know automatic tool to be run in the background?

I'm using Win 7 64

Martin


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31 May 2012   #2
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Do you have your clock set to automatically synchronize? Click the clock (in system tray, lower right corner) > Change date and time settings > Internet Time tab > Change Settings button. From here you can select the synchronization source and do an immediate update.

If this doesn't get you synchronized, you might have a bad CMOS battery. It can affect date/time synchronization.

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31 May 2012   #3
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by marsmimar View Post
Do you have your clock set to automatically synchronize? Click the clock (in system tray, lower right corner) > Change date and time settings > Internet Time tab > Change Settings button. From here you can select the synchronization source and do an immediate update.

If this doesn't get you synchronized, you might have a bad CMOS battery. It can affect date/time synchronization.

CMOS Definition (CMOS Battery)
Hello marsmimar

Yes, PC is set to be synchronize every weekend. I synchronize it everyday, but I'm looking for an automatic way to have it done I don't see any option there to modify the frequency.

I did play with the Task Manager and set a task to synchronize the clock every 5 minutes. I will see tomorrow if the process as kept my clock in synck.

Martin
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31 May 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Martin,

You can use the tutorial below to change the automatic time sync interval, but if you set it to less than every 14400 seconds (4 hours), then your computer is at high risk of getting it's IP address banned by the time server.

Internet Time Synchronization Update Interval - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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