You can synchronize your computer clock with a internet time server. This means that the clock on your computer is updated to match the clock on the time server, which can help ensure that the clock on your computer is accurate. Your clock is typically updated once a week and needs to be connected to the Internet for the synchronization to occur.
This will show you how to synchronize your PC time with the internet time, and how to troubleshoot and solve problems while doing it in Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Do step 2 or 3
below for what you would like to do. 2.
Open the Control Panel (Classic view - Vista) or Control Panel (icons view - Windows 7/8)
, click on the Date and Time
icon, close the Control Panel, and go to step 4
Right click on the clock on the taskbar. (see screenshots below)
A) Click on the Adjust Date/Time button, and go to step 4 below. (see screenshot below)4.
Click on the Internet Time
tab. (see screenshot below) 5.
Click on the Change Settings
If prompted by UEC, click on Continue
(Vista) or Yes
(Windows 7/8). 7. To Turn Automatic Internet Time Synchronization Off or On
A) Uncheck or check Synchronize with an Internet time server, and click on OK. (see screenshot below step 8)8. To Synchronize the Computer Time with the Internet Time
B) If turned off, then go to step 13.
C) Continue on to step 8.
A) Click on the Update now button. (see screenshot below)9.
NOTE: Synchronization must be turned on for this to work in step 7.
You will now see the screenshot below.10.
If you see this in the screenshot below, then click Update now
again to see if it will work this time.
11. To Change the Time Server12.
A) If you still get the error message below, go to step 11.
B) If you get no error message, then go to step 12.
If successful, you will see this in the screenshot below.13.
Click on OK
. (see screenshot above) 14.
Click on OK
. (see screenshot below step 5)