Apart from Windows time service (time.windows.com), you can also use any one of the time servers, maintained by the NIST, to get the accurate time and date.
To change the time server setting, click on the window will pop up. The default Time zone is based on the location of your IP address.
The windows time service was started successfully" msg.
It is frequently wrong by a few seconds towards the end of the week, so I did some investigations and I set up a daily schedule task for the following actions using the instructions here Make Windows synchronize time more often %windir%\system32\start w32time task_started %windir%\system32\w32/resync I set it to run daily, but noticed the it wasn't updating my clock. Didn't update clock, but Windows Date and Time window~Internet Time says that thesynchronisation was successful at either my sheduled time or whatever time I run the shedule task manually, but the clock is still wrong.
Incidentally, I have the same sheduled task running on my W7 32 bit machine and it works OK.
That would seem to do the trick, but how can I get it re-started? Internet Speed ADSL2 @14Mbps downstream & Cat6 Gigabit Ethernet Antivirus NOD32 Browser Opera Other Info Silicon Dust HD Homerun Dual FTA (Ethernet) TV Tuners, Dray Tek Vigor 2850Vn router and 8x HP Gigabit Switch.
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If your computer is connected with the Internet, it automatically synchronizes the local computer time with the Windows time service.