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Synchronizing Time on Computer - XP


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DonnaB

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Hello,

A couple questions, if I may.....

If you synchronize the time on a computer via Control Panel > Date and Time, will that correct the time displayed in the Bios as well?

Under the Internet Time tab there are 3 Servers to choose from:

time.windows.com
time.nist.gov
time-a.nist.gov

Does it matter which Server is chosen?

Thank you,

Donna :)
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Wolfeymole

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Well I only have time.windows.com in my tab Donna but then again I've never really looked before.
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Yes it will automatically change your BIOS time

As for where you get the time from I think it is just a matter of choice since all will work and the default is windows.com (I wonder why haha)
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Thank you gentlemen,

@ Wolfeymole,

Which version of XP do you have installed? I have XP Pro booted up, though I also have an XP Home Edition, I do not have an extra monitor to connect it to so I can verify this next question.

Is there no drop down arrow to the right of time.windows.com for you to choose another time server?

Just wondering if it due to the version of XP.

@ Alzeimer,

As for where you get the time from I think it is just a matter of choice since all will work and the default is windows.com (I wonder why haha)


Hm. Matter of choice. I am wondering that as well. I know it is important to have time and date synchronized for the purpose of receiving WU's (please correct me if I am wrong), so wouldn't it be best to synchronize with time.windows.com?

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http://www.tldp.org/...-HOWTO/ntp.html

Go there if you wanna read on how to have Accurate Global Time Synchronization for your computers
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I don't have XP Donna as I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate.
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Ahhh. Okey doke Wolfey :thumbsup:

Thank you for the link Alzeimer. Very educational reading! :happy:

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Hey Donna,
I never got consistent results from any of those that come stock with Windows, I have been using the pool.ntp.org servers ever since the US naval observatory discouraged us from using their time servers.

For you and me it would be:
us.pool.ntp.org but I suppose you could also use north-america.pool.ntp.org







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Hm. Matter of choice. I am wondering that as well. I know it is important to have time and date synchronized for the purpose of receiving WU's (please correct me if I am wrong), so wouldn't it be best to synchronize with time.windows.com?

Its better to synchronize from a server near your location to get faster results.

In my country we have a Governmental Institution responsible for the Legal Hour and they provide ntp servers we can use.
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