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Windows 10 Clock Sync Not Working Fix

Having trouble with your Windows 10 clock sync not working? Here’s how to fix it.

Enable Time Synchronization Task

  • Open Task Scheduler by searching for it in the Windows search bar.
  • Expand the Task Scheduler Library on the left side of the window.
  • Click on the Microsoft folder.
  • Scroll down and select the Windows folder.
  • Find and click on the Time Synchronization task.
  • Right-click on it and choose Enable to activate the task.
  • Close Task Scheduler and restart your computer to apply the changes.

Restart or Start Windows Time Service

To restart or start the Windows Time Service in Windows 10, follow these steps:

1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box.
2. Type “services.msc” and press Enter to open the Services window.
3. Scroll down and locate the “Windows Time” service.
4. Right-click on it and select “Restart” from the context menu to restart the service.
5. If the service is not running, right-click on it and select “Start” to start it.

Once you have restarted or started the Windows Time Service, check if the clock sync issue has been resolved. If not, you may need to troubleshoot further or seek help from an internet forum or Microsoft support.

Remember to also check your firewall settings, antivirus software, and network time protocol settings to ensure they are not interfering with the clock sync process in Windows 10.

Use Command Lines for Time Service and Synchronization

Command Description
w32tm /query /status Displays the current status of the Windows Time service
w32tm /resync Manually triggers a time synchronization with the time server
w32tm /config / /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:YES /update Configures the Windows Time service to sync with the specified time server
w32tm /register Registers the Windows Time service and sets it to start automatically

Switch to a Different Internet Time Server

1. Right-click on the clock in the bottom right corner of your screen.

2. Select “Adjust date/time.”

3. In the window that opens, click on “Internet Time” tab.

4. Click on “Change settings…”

5. Uncheck the box that says “Synchronize with an Internet time server.”

6. Click on the drop-down menu and choose a different time server.

7. Click “Update now” and then “OK.”

8. Close the windows and check if the clock is now syncing properly with the new time server.


How do I fix the clock is out of sync Windows 10?

To fix the clock being out of sync on Windows 10, you can open Settings, go to Time and Language, click on Date and Time, and then select the “Sync Now” button under the “Synchronize your clock” option.

Why is my Windows 10 time synchronization failed?

Your Windows 10 time synchronization may have failed due to issues with the Windows Time Service. Restarting this service can help resolve the problem. Press the Windows key + R, type “services.msc”, press Enter, locate the “Windows Time” service, right-click and select “Restart”. This should restart the service and attempt to sync the date and time again.

Why won’t my PC clock sync?

Your PC clock won’t sync because it may not be set to synchronize with an Internet time server. To fix this, go to the Internet Time tab, click on Change settings, check the box next to Synchronize with an Internet time server, select a different time server from the list, and click Update now to sync your PC clock.

Why does my computer clock not keep correct time?

Your computer clock may not be keeping correct time due to incorrect time zone, date/time settings, or if the “Set time automatically” option is turned off. Make sure to adjust these settings to ensure accurate timekeeping.

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