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Published on 01.26.06 by Brent Trahan

Synchronize Windows Clock With Time Server

Learn how to synchronize your clock with the NIST time server in Windows XP.

Did you know that you can synchronize your clock on Windows XP with the Windows or NIST time server? These time servers hold the official US time.

In most cases your clock is being synchronized with the Windows time server by default. To check and see if this is the case with your computer double-click your clock and click on the Internet Time tab. You should see a window similar to the one below.

Make sure Automatically synchronize with a time server is checked off. Next to server is the time server your computer will use to synchronize its time. By default the Windows time server is selected. You can change it to the NIST time server which is the official US time server. It’s up to you.

You can synchronize your clock right now by clicking Update Now next to the time server.

If your time is off check to make sure you have selected the right time zone you are in. You can do that by clicking the Time Zone tab and checking it out there.

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