Fix incorrect time on Windows 10 clock [Solved]

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Catherine Le Nevez
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September 2, 2020 For karan

A known issue that bothers many is the wrong time on the Windows 10 clock. While it might go unnoticed most of the time, we need to understand that the Windows clock represents system time and any discrepancy with it would cause a error. On the system and web browser. For instance. Errors showing missing certificates would occur in web browsers, indicating that the site's certificates have not been updated. However, the fact would be that the system clock would be set in the past or in the future so that certificates are not recognized.



Cause

We cannot reduce the cause to a single cause, as the problems can be many.

However, we may try the following solutions step by step and hope it solves the problem.

Solution 1: change the sync server

We can synchronize the system clock with a different time server, if the system is connected to the Internet.

1] Press Win + R to open the file Run window and type the command timedate.cpl and click OK.

2] Select the file Internet time tab and then

3] click Change settings.

4] Check the box next to Synchronize with an Internet time server.

5] Select time.nist.gov from the Server drop-down menu.

6] Click Update now twice for synchronize the configuration.

Note: Make sure Synchronize with an Internet time server It is checked. If it is not selected, check.

7] Select all right to save the settings.


8] Now press Tasto Windows + I. to open the settings. Now go to Time and language and make sure your time zone is correct.


9] If not, turn off automatically sets the time zone and then choose your correct one time zone.

Solution 2: Check the service now window

In case the Windows time service stops or is not set to automatic, the system will not update the time by itself. Therefore, we need to make sure it is up and running.

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window. you write services.msc and press Enter to open the Services window.

2] Scroll through the list to find the file Windows time Service. Check if its status is Running.

3] Right click on the service and select Properties.

4] Change the file Start type to Automatic and click Start if it is not running.

As an additional step, open the Login tab in the same window and verify that the radio button should be selected under Local System Account and that the Allow service to interact with desktop box is checked.

Solution 3: Record the Windows time again using the command prompt

1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command cmd. Press CTRL + SHIFT + Enter to open the PROMPT COMMANDS window with administrator rights.


2] Type the following commands one by one in the command prompt window and press Enter:

w32tm /unregister w32tm /register w32tm /resync

3] If you are not logged in as a system administrator, you can use the time / net domain command instead of.

Solution 4: Registry-level fix

Note: Make a backup copy of your system data before attempting to fix the log level.


1] Press Win + R to open the Run window and type the command regedit. Press Enter and the Registry Editor window will open.

2] Go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlTimeZoneInformation

3] In the right pane, right-click anywhere in the blank space and choose the DWORD (32-bit) value if you have a 32-bit system and the QWORD (64-bit) value if you have has a 64-bit system. .

4] I would ask for the name of the security. Write it as RealTimeIsUniversal and press Enter. The value would emerge as a new entry in the right pane.

5] Right-click on RealTimeIsUniversal value and select Modify.

6] Change the data value of the value to 1.

7] Now change the time zone as indicated in Solution 1.

I hope this helps!

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