1. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
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    windows 10
       01 Jul 2015 #1

    changing time clock update


    Just as the title states where can I find in the registry the keys to edit to change how often and what server(s) the automatic time update updates my computers clock? I cant seem to recall where to find that. I thought i remembered where it was but when i searched the registry for it I did not find it. Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jul 2015 #2

    Your clock should be synced to your PC and not a server.
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  3. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
       01 Jul 2015 #3

    I realize that bunny; but; there must be a way to change what server(s) the clock syncs to and how often; isnt there? I know there was a way to do that in previous versions of windows like 7 and so forth; but where in the registry can you find it in this one?
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  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jul 2015 #4

    Matt Siegel said: View Post
    I realize that bunny; but; there must be a way to change what server(s) the clock syncs to and how often; isnt there? I know there was a way to do that in previous versions of windows like 7 and so forth; but where in the registry can you find it in this one?
    I have no idea but generally the time on your OS is from the time on your motherboard clock and that doesn't come from a server.

    This might help:
    Sync the clock on Windows 7 to the time server more frequently - Super User
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  5. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Jul 2015 #5

    To change the server, go to Control Panel, then click on Date And Time, then click on Internet Time, from there you can change the server it syncs with. This doesn't change how often though, but you can tell it to sync immediately.

    There is a scheduled task for time synchronization, but it doesn't look like the OS us using it.
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  6.    01 Jul 2015 #6

    See these instructions for changing the registry for internet time poll frequency.

    Instructions from Vista days but still same even in Win 10.
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  7. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Jul 2015 #7

    cbwilsha said: View Post
    See these instructions for changing the registry for internet time poll frequency.

    Instructions from Vista days but still same even in Win 10.
    thanks for the post..
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  8. Joined : Jun 2014
    Posts : 4,440
    Windows 10 Pro
       01 Jul 2015 #8

    BunnyJ said: View Post
    Your clock should be synced to your PC and not a server.
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    I'm synced to time.windows.com
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  9. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
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       01 Jul 2015 #9

    On Windows 10, it's:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers]
    @="1"
    "1"="time.windows.com"
    "2"="time.nist.gov"
    On Windows 8.1 there are more:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\DateTime\Servers]
    @="5"
    "1"="time.windows.com"
    "3"="time-nw.nist.gov"
    "5"="time-b.nist.gov"
    "2"="time.nist.gov"
    "4"="time-a.nist.gov"
    I believe the @= identifies the current server used.

    I exported the key from 8.1 and imported into 10 and now have the same time servers available. Just changed mine to time-a.nist.gov.
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  10. Joined : Feb 2014
    Scottsdale, AZ USA, 85254
    Posts : 315
    windows 10
       01 Jul 2015 #10

    Thanks everyone! issue solved!
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