May 10 2008

Sync Your Computers Clock to the Internet Via the Command Prompt

clock 2 You can synchronize your computer clock with an 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. but sometimes problems occur and your computer won’t sync, but you can update it manually 1 of 2 ways.

The fast way from the command prompt

  1. Click the Start Orb.
  2. Type cmd in the search box.
  3. Right click cmd.exe in the results under Programs and choose Run as Administrator.
  4. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  5. Type w32tm /resync dialog box and press enter and your done.Time sync 1

Now the slow way.

  1. Right click the clock in the system tray.
  2. Click adjust time and date.
  3. Click the Internet time tab.
  4. Click change settings.
  5. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  6. Select the Time server you want to use.
  7. Click the Update now button.
  8. Click Ok twice. Now your updated.

time sync 2

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    5 Comments on this post


    1. Frank Buchwalder said:

      “… and your done.” This is a common error. Since you mean to say “you are done,” you should use the contraction “you’re” – thus “… and you’re done.”

      I bring it up because your web site is riddled with this “your” for “you’re” confusion.

      August 13th, 2008 at 6:34 pm
    2. Frank Buchwalder said:

      I should’ve added that I’ve just stumbled upon this site and find it very useful. Keep up the good work!

      August 13th, 2008 at 6:36 pm
    3. Kevin said:

      @ Frank, Thanks for visiting, hopefully you can overlook my bad grammar, I’m not a writer as you can tell, just a geek that tries to help out.

      August 13th, 2008 at 6:57 pm
    4. Rozalynde said:

      You are my hero!

      For three days my computer hasn’t been able to do anything… specifying an unknown error… or, rather, not specifying one at all. The lovely command prompt actually gave me a reason. And now I am satisfied.


      November 30th, 2008 at 4:27 pm
    5. Kevin said:

      @ Rozalynde, glad that helped you.

      November 30th, 2008 at 4:42 pm


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