My computer does not keep correct time


  1. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Version 1709 as of 01-21-218
       #1

    My computer does not keep correct time


    Where do I post if I am having trouble with keeping the correct time on my Dell OptiPlex 745 PC with Windows 10 (1607)?
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  2. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10
       #2

    Its either your cmos battery died and needs a new one or you have a connection to the wrong time server which will reset it when you connect
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  3. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Version 1709 as of 01-21-218
    Thread Starter
       #3

    @Samuria

    Its either your cmos battery died and needs a new one or you have a connection to the wrong time server which will reset it when you connect.
    I know how to change the CMOS Battery, and I've got a new one. I'll wait, though, until I find out about the Time Server.

    How can I check to know if I am connected to the wrong time server?

    Thanks for the DNS figures you gave me yesterday. I put them in. A couple of other things were done at about the same time (Windows Updates, for example), so it's difficult to say to what extent they helped. However, I have been able to access the Internet successfully since adding the new DNS figures.
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  4. Posts : 61,876
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Hello Writer, :)

    You would just need to make sure that you use a time server for your region. The ones in the tutorial below are fine since you're in Florida.

    Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    In addition, check to make sure that the time set in your BIOS/UEFI is correct as well as in Windows 10.
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  5. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Version 1709 as of 01-21-218
    Thread Starter
       #5

    @Brink

    You would just need to make sure that you use a time server for your region. The ones in the tutorial below are fine since you're in Florida.

    Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials

    In addition, check to make sure that the time set in your BIOS/UEFI is correct as well as in Windows 10.
    I set the computer to synchronize with a server as per Option One in the Tutorial; it reset the time automatically. Thanks for the tip.

    Question: Is there some way to access the BIOS Time Settings without restarting the computer and tapping on F-2 to get the Setup Page?

    Question 2: Is there a separate time-clock in Windows 10 other than that coming from the server?
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  6. Posts : 61,876
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    I'm afraid that the BIOS time can only be set when you have booted into your BIOS/UEFI settings.

    The tutorials below can help show you how to check and set your time and time zone in Windows 10.

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  7. Posts : 163
    Windows 10 Version 1709 as of 01-21-218
    Thread Starter
       #7

    @Brink

    I'm afraid that the BIOS time can only be set when you have booted into your BIOS/UEFI settings.

    The tutorials below can help show you how to check and set your time and time zone in Windows 10.

    Change Time in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    Change Time Zone in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
    I was able to set all of the clocks: Server, BIOS, & in Windows 10.

    Thanks for all of the tips.
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  8. Posts : 61,876
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    You're most welcome. I'm glad we could help. :)
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