Windows 10: pc cant keep right time Solved

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  1.    12 Nov 2017 #1

    pc cant keep right time

    I have set time over and over. every day its off by hours.
    does anyone believe me?
    also where is the time server synchronize page?
    came downstairs, it was recording tv thinking its 10pm and its 5pm, pc is always online with verizon fios.

    Some where is a selection to choose time servers.

    Notice how far off the hours are? The minutes were ok.
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  2. Posts : 9,009
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       12 Nov 2017 #2

    Hi sdowney717

    If your PC is losing time I would be checking / replacing CMOS battery.

    To sync to internet time, I see my red circle on your screen print.

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  3.    12 Nov 2017 #3

    Check your BIOS time? That might be the culprit.
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  4.    12 Nov 2017 #4

    As stated, boot into Setup (Bios) on the Main Page set your time and date. Save and Exit. If after several hours or a reboot the time is not current, then change your CMOS battery.
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  5.    12 Nov 2017 #5

    No need to replace the battery right away. Just check the time first as replacing the battery also resets the BIOS. If there are any customized BIOS settings there they will be lost. Yeah, you can load optimized defaults, but that won't get your customized settings back.

    Just check/adjust the time first and monitor. If you continue to lose time, then replace the CMOS battery.
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  6.    12 Nov 2017 #6

    Ok, I can replace the battery, it is quite old.
    But still I thought windows would check the time more often so as this would not be noticed.
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    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 18.3 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM
       12 Nov 2017 #7

    Linux vs Windows Time

    Are you sure the issue isn't related to the "Linux vs Windows Time" problem?

    For example:
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  8. Posts : 19,400
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       12 Nov 2017 #8

    1) Create a bootabable Ubuntu flash drive:
    Ubuntu tutorials
    2) Open the website: - exact time, any time zone
    3) By design it will display the difference between the computer's time and the real time in your location.
    4) If Ubuntu keeps accurate time then the problems lies with the Windows operating system.
    5) If Ubuntu also has problems keeping accurate time then look for a hardware problem.

    It may take a clean install to fix the time if it is the Windows operating system as an in place upgrade repair failed to fix the time problem on a relatively new notebook.
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  9.    13 Nov 2017 #9

    sdowney717 said: View Post
    Ok, I can replace the battery, it is quite old.
    But still I thought windows would check the time more often so as this would not be noticed.
    If you change that battery you'll need to reset the BIOS. If not, either the system either won't boot, or won't function properly.

    To "reset" the BIOS just find "Load Optimized defaults" or something very to that and enable it. Again, changing that battery is going to reset the BIOS.

    Good luck.
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  10. Posts : 19,400
    windows 10 professional version 1607 build 14393.969 64 bit
       13 Nov 2017 #10

    Sometimes there can be failure to boot after resetting the bios.
    By default changing the CMOS battery is resetting the bios.

    1) So please make sure your files are backed up.
    2) Please make a backup image with Macrium:
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free:
    Macrium Software | Your Image is Everything
    Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

    3) And please create a brand new restore point.

    How to Clear Your Computers CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings:
    How to Clear Your Computers CMOS to Reset BIOS Settings

    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow:
    3 Ways to Reset Your BIOS - wikiHow
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