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Windows 7: Can't sync windows clock / tried a solution and now not an admin

13 Oct 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Can't sync windows clock / tried a solution and now not an admin


On my computer, the clock was out of sync. I went in and it said there had been an error syncing. I clicked to manually sync then - it said error. I changed the site it was syncing with - error. I restarted, I waited a week (in case it would sort itself out with the regular sync), error.

I googled and found this thread:

Windows clock going out of time, sync errors

I followed the instructions provided by Sir George in the 2nd post:

>> At the elevated command prompt (with administrator privileges), type the following command

>> 1. Type "w32tm /debug /disable" and press 'Enter' (net stop w32time gave an Error 5 Access denied response!)

>> 2. Type "w32tm /unregister" and press 'Enter' (without using the first command the second did not work!)

>> you should get the response " W32Time successfully unregistered"

>> 3. Type "w32tm /register" and press 'Enter'

>> you should get the response "W32Time successfully registered"

>> 4. Type "net start w32time" and press 'Enter'

>> you should get the response "The windows Time Service is starting. The windows time service was started successfully"

Step 1 said it ran successfully. Step 2 said access denied. And, yes, I was running as administrator.

And now when I go into "Change Settings" in "Internet Tab", it says Unable to continue - you don't have the permissions, which is what happened to the user in the thread I was looking at but I hadn't read all the way down to see that problem

I am an administrator, I am able to access everything else as an administrator, it's only this specific button. Any thoughts/ideas?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

Well, unfortunately; the one quirk it seems windows 7 has; is unless you change the security policies and make your exact user name of the administrator group; then upon installation; even if you are a administrator; windows will still restrict your ability to perform certain functions within windows. To alieviate this; you need to go into control panel; the system and security category, then go to administrative tools. And from there you should be able to make your exact user name a member of the administrators group. Ive had to do this exact thing myself in order to perform certain functions. Give this a shot; then try and run the commands to sync your clock and see if they work. If not, post back and we can take it from there.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Hey Matt,

That plus a few restarts worked to let me regain admin access and then (after another restart) to sync the clock.

I also think it fell into the category of asking someone for help fixed it

My System SpecsSystem Spec


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