Windows 10: Should Windows time be set to manual or automatic?

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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #11

    Automatic is the default setting.
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #12

    Hi,
    Often region needs to be set manually MS thinks I live in central Pacific time zone instead of central Canada lol
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  3.    17 May 2018 #13

    I think in 8.1 it was manual.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    Automatic is the default setting.
    The default for which?

    Settings > Time & Language > Date & time > Set the time automatically
    or..
    Services: Windows Time, W32Time, Startup type

    It got a bit confused along the way. At first we all thought the OP was asking about Settings, but turns out they wanted to know about Services. The latter, it seems is determined by the 'set time automatically' switch in Settings, and is Disabled for 'off' and Manual for 'on'.

    The default for the Settings is probably 'on', or 'automatic' as you say. I wouldn't know without trying a clean install (not that I'm about to try :))
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  5.    17 May 2018 #15

    Bree said: View Post
    The default for which?

    Settings > Time & Language > Date & time > Set the time automatically
    or..
    Services: Windows Time, W32Time, Startup type

    It got a bit confused along the way. At first we all thought the OP was asking about Settings, but turns out they wanted to know about Services. The latter, it seems is determined by the 'set time automatically' switch in Settings, and is Disabled for 'off' and Manual for 'on'.

    The default for the Settings is probably 'on', or 'automatic' as you say. I wouldn't know without trying a clean install (not that I'm about to try :))

    Bree you're absolutely right. As Shawn says the "Set the time automatically" is by default to ON in Settings > Time & Language > Date & time > Set the time automatically

    When this setting is set to ON, the Windows Time service is set to Manual (trigger start).

    Now going to the OP's question: In Date & Time, put the "Set the time automatically" to ON and let the Windows Time service to its default: Manual (trigger start)
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #16

    Sorry Bree,

    It's turned on by default for Settings > Time & Language > Date & time > Set time automatically.
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  7.    17 May 2018 #17

    Bree said: View Post

    The default for the Settings is probably 'on', or 'automatic' as you say. I wouldn't know without trying a clean install (not that I'm about to try :))
    ...and @Bree, please don't clean install over this!!!!
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       17 May 2018 #18

    ddelo said: View Post
    ...and @Bree, please don't clean install over this!!!!
    I do have a test machine for that purpose :)
    But it's probably overkill just to satisfy myself as to which way is 'default' for this one. I'm not (quite) that obsessive...

    Yes Brink, we all got confused as to precisely what the OP was asking, but I think we got there in the end
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  9.    17 May 2018 #19

    Bree said: View Post
    I do have a test machine for that purpose :)
    But it's probably overkill just to answer which way is 'default' for this one. I'm not (quite) that obsessive...
    By "test machine", you mean that damn Toshiba with no available BIOS update ...? :)
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  10. Bree's Avatar
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       17 May 2018 #20

    ddelo said: View Post
    By "test machine", you mean that damn Toshiba with no available BIOS update ...? :)
    What? No - that's my 'daily machine'

    The test machine is a venerable Samsung, System Two below.
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