Clock sync on Win 7 64 bit

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by bighog, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. bighog

    bighog Guest

    Atomic clock download works fine in XP 32 bit, always has.

    Atomic clock in Win 7 64 bit will not sync..........any workarounds?

    In the box with XP the clock will sync 50 seconds before the clock in 7.

    Surely there must be a way to get the computer clock in 7 64 bit to display the correct time.
     
  2. Roark

    Roark

    Install Windows XP 64 bit.
     
  3. vikana

    vikana Moderator

    I just updated mine on Friday - here is what I did

    1. change the time server from time.microsoft.com to one of the nist time servers

    2. change the following registry key

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient
    (SpecialPollInterval)

    where the value is in seconds, so 3600 is hourly.

    The microsoft time server is the biggest culprit; on my systems it's off by at least 15 seconds consistently. Nist is in perfect alignment with IB's server time.
     
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