Starting with Windows Vista and on through Windows 7 and 8, you can synchronize your clock with an internet-based server. This will ensure your computer time is always correct. Having the correct time is essential, especially when you want to search for files modified on a specified date; if the date is incorrect, you will have trouble finding your files.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to sync your clock’s time with time.windows.com’s time. This guide also applies to Windows Vista.
Synchronize Your Clock with an Internet-based Time Server
To synchronize your clock, do the following:
- Click the Clock and click Change time and date settings…
- Under the Internet Time tab, click Change Settings
- Check Synchronize time with an Internet time server. I chose to use the default windows.time.com, click Update now, and click OK
Now if, for some reason, your time gets offset, you will maintain a correct time for your system.
Want to add more than one clock in your system tray? Follow this guide: Add multiple clocks in Windows