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Windows 7: Has anyone been having date/time inaccuracy lately?

16 Apr 2018   #1
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 
Has anyone been having date/time inaccuracy lately?

For two days my time has been changing. The system is set to automatically adjust the time using 'time.windows.com'. Is that the correct website to use? Thanks in advance.


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16 Apr 2018   #2
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

What can I say? I've never found the windows time thingy worth two cents. I have it shut OFF on my PC.

If you set your system time off of a known good source, it should not change, and if it does you may need to change your CMOS battery on your motherboard.

Good Luck!
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16 Apr 2018   #3
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

maybe it's the battery as you say I'll see if I can get one from Bestbuy, I guess. Thanks for the reply.
Bestbuy has not batteries, lol.
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16 Apr 2018   #4
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

The CMOS battery is the most likely cause. This battery is usually a 2032 3 volt Lithium button battery & they are readily available.

I use the "time.windows.com" & it has always kept my computer on time.
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16 Apr 2018   #5
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

I took the battery out and checked the voltage and it was about 3.2, so seems okay. So maybe time.windows.com is wrong??
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16 Apr 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Have you checked to see if your location is set correctly?. The wrong location will change the clock setting as internet time is set by your location.
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17 Apr 2018   #7
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Well today after booting the time was correct. I'll have to watch it for a while. I did set the time location to a gov one, so maybe that helped. I also took the battery out and checked it with a volt meter. It was fine. I am hoping it was re-seating the battery that fixed my problem. I will keep you guys up to date for a day or so to see how things go and if all is okay I will mark the post solved.
I appreciate the replies.
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17 Apr 2018   #8
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Time sincronization in Windows is mostly broken. Even while the NTP server may be operating well, Windows (as far as I remember) only uses it only a week by default, so during that week you may be getting out of date gradually if you have a poor CMOS battery. If that happens again I would suggest looking for a better NTP client instead of the broken built-in one. That together with changing the battery would solve the problem in the long run.
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18 Apr 2018   #9
McSeven

W7 Prof 64 bit
 
 

Well, haven't had any issues yet since I changed the date/time source.
Thanks to all.
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