Windows 10 Time Wrong Issue [Solved]

Sophie Luo, in Technical Tips Tags: PC performanceWindows 10

Step 1: Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server

Step 2: Check Windows Time Service

Step 3: Re-register Windows Time Service

Step 4: Check PC Battery and/or Update BIOS

Step 1: Synchronize Clock with an Internet Time Server

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and then choose Control Panel. 

2) Choose View by:Large icons, and then choose Date and Time

3) Navigate to Internet Time tab and then select Change settings…

Note: If you DO NOT see the Internet Time option, please refer to the instructions here

4) Tick the box for Synchronize with an Internet time server. Then choose time.nist.gov from the drop-down box and click Update now.  

If an error occurs, click Update now again to see if the time can be successfully synchronized. 

5) When the clock is successfully synchronized, click OK to save the change. 

 

Step 2: Check Windows Time Service

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and R at the same time, then type in services.msc and hit Enter

2) Press W key on your keyboard to fasten locate Windows Time category. 

3) Right click it and choose Properties

4) Change the Startup type to Automatic. Then click Apply and OK to save the change. 

Also check the Service status of Windows Time. If needed, select the Start button to get it started. 

Step 3: Re-register Windows Time Service

If you DO NOT see the Internet Time tab on the window, please follow the instructions below:

1) On your keyboard, press Windows key and X at the same time, then select Windows PowerShell (Admin). In some builds of Windows 10, you need to choose Command Prompt (Admin) accordingly. 

2) In the new opened window, type in the following command and hit Enter if you are logged in as the administrator: 

w32tm /resync

Type in the following demand if you are not logged in as the administrator and hit Enter:

net time /domain

Step 4: Check PC Battery and/or Update BIOS

If you have done the above procedures and the time is always wrong, then you may need to consider whether it is caused by corrupted battery. Time and Date settings are stored in BIOS, so if your battery is at fault somehow, your BIOS will not be able to properly stored the settings, which makes it futile to change the settings again and again. 

You can go to your BIOS and check if the time there is correct. If the time is not correct in your BIOS either, then you need to replace your battery. You may need to seek support from your manufacturer for further assistance. 

In some other cases, this problem could be caused by outdated BIOS. Please note that updating BIOS is a highly advanced procedure and that you need to be fully aware of the consequences of faulty updated BIOS before you choose to do so. You need to go to the manufacturer support website of your PC for more detailed information and support. 

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