Windows 7 – How to sync the time

It’s a fact – for whatever reason most computers don’t keep the time perfectly and at times completely forget what time it is. This can leave you with a computer that won’t connect to a work network or allow you to access https website.

Fortunately Windows 7 allows you to sync the time on your computer over the Internet. There are two ways this can be done.

How to sync the time using the GUI

  1. Right-click on the time at the bottom right of your screen
  2. Click on ‘Adjust date/time’

  3. Click on the ‘Internet Time’ tab (note: this option is NOT available for computers which are joined to a Windows Domain – if you do not have this option you will need to use the command line below)
  4. Click on the ‘Change Settings’ button
  5. If the UAC prompt appears, click ‘Yes’
  6. Click ‘Update now’ to tell the computer to start the sync

How to sync the time using the command line

Note: This is the only way to manually sync the time for computers which are joined to a Windows Domain.

  1. Open the Command tool and enter in the following command

w32tm /resync

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