How do I set my internet time check interval

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Cyborg-HAF, Jul 19, 2013.

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    Cyborg-HAF Guest

    In my old Windows XP 32-bi I used Atom Time a shareware
    program to keep my Computer's time up to date. I use my computer's
    clock to set all my clocks when power failure loses clocks time
    settings. I now run Windows 7 64-Bit and Atom Time won't work in this
    OS. I have my setting for Internet Time to check for proper time but
    there is no setting in Time And Date settings to get a more than once
    every 10 days that I used to set for once a day in XP. Is there any
    setting in Window 7 64-bit to set a more often interval for automatic
    checks of time accuracy?
     
    Cyborg-HAF, Jul 19, 2013
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Cyborg.

    My Win8 64-bit has no way (that I've found) to program the updates, but you
    can do it manually on demand, as you probably know. Just click the clock in
    the corner of the desktop, then "Change time and date settings" | Internet
    Time | Change Settings | Update Now. That's what I do after a power
    failure. I set my wristwatch to the exact time from the Internet, then I
    walk around the house resetting all the clocks, TV, microwave, etc., to
    match the watch. (And I'm glad that most of our clocks are battery-powered
    or have capacitors to remember the time for a few hours - or minutes, at
    least.)

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP (2002-2010)
    Windows Live Mail 2012 (Build 16.4.3508.0205) in Win8 Pro


    "Cyborg-HAF" wrote in message

    In my old Windows XP 32-bi I used Atom Time a shareware
    program to keep my Computer's time up to date. I use my computer's
    clock to set all my clocks when power failure loses clocks time
    settings. I now run Windows 7 64-Bit and Atom Time won't work in this
    OS. I have my setting for Internet Time to check for proper time but
    there is no setting in Time And Date settings to get a more than once
    every 10 days that I used to set for once a day in XP. Is there any
    setting in Window 7 64-bit to set a more often interval for automatic
    checks of time accuracy?
     
    R. C. White, Jul 19, 2013
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    Cyborg-HAF Guest

    I do it that way now, but was looking for some way to make
    automatic. I guess I'll Google Searcy Atom Time to see if they a
    64-bit compatable version available.
    Herb
     
    Cyborg-HAF, Jul 19, 2013
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  4. <http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/dealing-with-windows-vista-time-sync-problems/>
    indicates (for Windows Vista) that there's a registry setting that
    normally represents 7 days counted in seconds.

    <http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5028>
    instead recommends using something called "TimeSyncTool" instead of
    having the time server checked by Windows.

    <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2638243> appears to be Microsoft's
    advice - something about setting a minimum and maximum interval
    between polls instead being a better idea.

    Or, play with the "w32tm" command and see what happens. I wouldn't...
     
    Robert Carnegie, Jul 19, 2013
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    Jabberwocky Guest


    I managed to achieve an update every day by modifying the task under
    Task Scheduler. It was simple enough to change the interval to one
    day.
     
    Jabberwocky, Jul 19, 2013
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    Dave Warren Guest

    In the last episode of <>,
    Check the Windows Task Scheduler, there's a ForceSynchronizeTime task,
    you can add triggers to it to kick off a time sync when Windows starts.

    Your system really shouldn't be drifting once booted, but if it is, add
    additional triggers as needed, or look into tweaking W32tm to be a bit
    more aggressive.
     
    Dave Warren, Jul 20, 2013
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    Rich. Guest

    Install Dimension 4, it's a fully configurable Windows time setting program,
    and it's free.
    http://www.thinkman.com/dimension4/default.htm
     
    Rich., Jul 20, 2013
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    miso Guest

    Windows time is not very accurate.

    Set up NTP using Meinberg. It is free: Don't fall into the trap that setting the clock more often means more
    accuracy. You really have to work at getting accurate time. Just use the
    default settings at first. The default should easily get you accurate to
    under 30ms RMS. With tweaking, maybe 10ms RMS.

    In theory, NTP is not effected by ping time. Jitter is another story,
    though some people say it doesn't matter either. So if you want to go
    one step beyond the defaults, you can find a NTP server that is close to
    you and has consistent ping time. There are several NTP server lists on
    the internet, easily found with a search. Besides a repeatable ping
    time, I also look at how many hops it takes to get to the NTP server.
    (Yes I know this won't be a consistent number, so don't lecture me how
    the internet works.) You can run tracert to see the hops. I use some
    server farms near my house for the NTP servers. Depending where you
    live, you may have a university nearby that has a NTP server.

    If you really want to tune your clock, go to this website and set up the
    monitoring programs.
     
    miso, Jul 20, 2013
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