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Windows 7: Time was ALWAYS 2 minutes slow when internet time sync set to ON

04 Nov 2018   #1
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Time was ALWAYS 2 minutes slow when internet time sync set to ON

I put up with this for years.
I decided to turn off the synchronize time setting, manually set the clock, and now it is consistently about right now.

So why was sync time always slow? It never worked except to delay the time consistently perfectly 2 minutes slow.

The time setting was a constant problem since I record shows using WMC and even with bumping up the WMC setting to start early, it never was right, always dropping a couple of minutes from the front of the recording and picking up at the end a couple minutes of the next show.

I had upgraded the PC to win10 when it was free, but since WMC is not in win 10, I dual boot and always use win 7.
So far nothing better for TV shows exists than WMC.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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04 Nov 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sdowney717,

Update System Specifications

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP > Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!

This tutorial [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] makes doing this very easy => System Info - See Your System Specs.

Thanks.
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04 Nov 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sdowney717,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
I put up with this for years.

I decided to turn off the synchronize time setting, manually set the clock, and now it is consistently about right now.

So why was sync time always slow? It never worked except to delay the time consistently perfectly 2 minutes slow.

The time setting was a constant problem since I record shows using WMC and even with bumping up the WMC setting to start early, it never was right, always dropping a couple of minutes from the front of the recording and picking up at the end a couple minutes of the next show.

I had upgraded the PC to win10 when it was free, but since WMC is not in win 10, I dual boot and always use win 7.

So far nothing better for TV shows exists than WMC.
Have a look at this => Windows Time is always wrong in Win 7.

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

04 Nov 2018   #4
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi sdowney717,



Have a look at this => Windows Time is always wrong in Win 7.

I hope this helps!
Have you another link, this one shows a lot of odd languages.
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04 Nov 2018   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sdowney717,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
Have you another link, this one shows a lot of odd languags.


Sorry about that, I don't know what happened there!

Try this [expand the answers] => Windows Time is always wrong in Win 7.

I hope this helps!
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04 Nov 2018   #6
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Shows two in a list. I don't see how the first one would help, just turns it off?

Trying the second one kb914387 says when run does not apply to this computer.
That is from 2009 so it is too old long since then this os had lots of updates applied, but I also did not see it in the list.

I am using win 7 64 bit ultimate.

The time is still a few seconds behind the real time, so my turning off internet time sync has improved things a lot.
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04 Nov 2018   #7
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi sdowney717,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sdowney717 View Post
Shows two in a list.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Try this [expand the answers] => Windows Time is always wrong in Win 7.
That's why I said expand the answers/replies!

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Nov 2018   #8
sdowney717

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi sdowney717,





That's why I said expand the answers/replies!

I hope this helps!
I did and it seems some people were helped and lots were not.
Lots of other ideas, but I am not impressed, nothing like sitting here for hours trying oddball ideas of other folks.
I have been done that road before. I prefer something definitive. And I dont want to do something that makes the problem worse or makes new problems. I have tried 2 kb updates now and both have said they are not applicable to this computer.

Being off a few seconds I can tolerate, better than it was being off 2 minutes.
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