Windows time not updating xp

19-Sep-2017 00:51

This page explains how to make the Windows network time (NTP) client synchronize its time more often than the default once per week.This was tested on Windows 7 but should work with Windows XP and above.(If you want to test it manually, note that the command requires administrator rights and that the service may need to be started.) It's easy to set up a scheduled task which ensures the Windows Time service is available and then runs W32/resync once a day, or as often as you like: The task will have two actions. The first action does the same as the original Synchronize Time task and ensures the Windows Time service is running.The second action makes the actual time sync happen.Despite the apparent awfulness of PC clocks, Windows doesn't provide any user-facing options to change the clock-sync frequency below once a week.I've seen suggestions that you change the existing Synchronize Time scheduled task so that it runs more often. I tried making that task run once a day and my clocks still drifted.I don't know about your machines but both my desktop and my HTPC have terrible clocks.They seem to drift by about five minutes each week and that messes up things like scheduled TV recordings or stating that it is o'clock on IRC when it's not.

Well the error message is : An error occurred while Windows was synchronizing with time.Set the task to start only if a network connection is available.To test that the task actually works, manually mess up your clock's time and then right-click the task and select Run. (After doing that, it seems normal for the task's status to remaing "Running" even though it only runs for a brief moment.As far as I can tell, the registry value changes how often the time service wants to sync but only applies when time service is actually running.

When the time service runs is controlled by the Windows Task Scheduler, not the registry value, and (at least on Windows 7) when the service runs it exits immediately after performing any required work.Task Scheduler doesn't seem to update the status very well and you have to hit F5.) If the task doesn't seem to work, double-check everything is set up as shown above.You should also check the Date and Time control panel to ensure it is set to synchronize time via the Internet.Set the first action to start a program, which is %windir%\system32\with arguments start w32time task_started Set the second action to start a program, which is %windir%\system32\w32with argument /resync Turn off the setting which makes the task only run on AC power.