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Old June 27th 16, 08:55 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Tim Slattery[_2_]
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My wife told me that the clock was off by over an hour on her Win8.1
desktop. I brought up the clock setting window (click on the clock). I
set the time correctly, and clicked the box to make it sync with an
Internet time source (the domain name was already filled in).

Then I got a message saying that the Windows time service was not
running, and I should start it. Why in the world would this service
not be running? And how do I start it?

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Old June 27th 16, 09:07 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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On 27/06/2016 20:55, Tim Slattery wrote:
My wife told me that the clock was off by over an hour on her Win8.1
desktop. I brought up the clock setting window (click on the clock). I
set the time correctly, and clicked the box to make it sync with an
Internet time source (the domain name was already filled in).

Then I got a message saying that the Windows time service was not
running, and I should start it. Why in the world would this service
not be running? And how do I start it?


On my machine it is stopped as well but the system time is always right.

In your case you may want to check if the timezone is set correctly. If
it is exactly one hour then it must be that you haven't set the system
to adjust for day-light-savings-time or BST/GMT for UK citizens.

Check the timezone first to see if it is correct.



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Old June 27th 16, 11:26 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Keith Nuttle
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Default Time service not running

On 6/27/2016 3:55 PM, Tim Slattery wrote:
My wife told me that the clock was off by over an hour on her Win8.1
desktop. I brought up the clock setting window (click on the clock). I
set the time correctly, and clicked the box to make it sync with an
Internet time source (the domain name was already filled in).

Then I got a message saying that the Windows time service was not
running, and I should start it. Why in the world would this service
not be running? And how do I start it?

Windows 10. It is similar in Windows 8.1 and Windows XP as I remember

I have found that what ever reason I have to change time servers
occasionally.

To do this go go the Control Panel, Clock, Language and Region, Date
and Time.

In the Tab: Internet Time, Change Settings

In the window that pops there is a Server Window.

You have the selection of several time servers.

time.windows.com This is the default time server for the Windows install.

I use

time.nist.gov

This is the Universal time server for the US which many institutions use
when they need absolutely correct time use ie Astronomy, ect.

I use the same time server for my Router/Modem. If the router/modem's
time gets out of sync with the computer you can have internet problems.

While you in the Date and Time you can check to insure the time zone has
not been changed, and the Daylight Saving Time has been checked.


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Old June 28th 16, 12:33 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Paul
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Default Time service not running

Tim Slattery wrote:
My wife told me that the clock was off by over an hour on her Win8.1
desktop. I brought up the clock setting window (click on the clock). I
set the time correctly, and clicked the box to make it sync with an
Internet time source (the domain name was already filled in).

Then I got a message saying that the Windows time service was not
running, and I should start it. Why in the world would this service
not be running? And how do I start it?


The service on my Windows 8.1, is set to manual start.
Which means either prompting from the dialog to update
the time, must be starting it. Or maybe something is in
Task Scheduler to kick it off every once in a while.

https://s32.postimg.org/dsiazzz0l/W32_Time.gif

The service has no dependencies.

There is supposed to be a troubleshooter for this, but
it's not in the Control Panel : Troubleshooter entry that
I could see.

And while I could find an article that claims some people
get permission errors, there was no resolution in that article
for a permission error problem.

That only leaves pages like this. And this doesn't appear
to be nearly enough. As it doesn't address debugging Firewall
settings.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

net stop w32time
w32tm /unregister
w32tm /register
net start w32time

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Old June 29th 16, 04:17 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Brian Gregory
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Default Time service not running

On 27/06/2016 20:55, Tim Slattery wrote:
My wife told me that the clock was off by over an hour on her Win8.1
desktop. I brought up the clock setting window (click on the clock). I
set the time correctly, and clicked the box to make it sync with an
Internet time source (the domain name was already filled in).

Then I got a message saying that the Windows time service was not
running, and I should start it. Why in the world would this service
not be running? And how do I start it?


I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.
https://www.meinbergglobal.com/english/sw/ntp.htm

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Old June 29th 16, 04:22 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
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Default Time service not running

On 29/06/2016 04:17, Brian Gregory wrote:

I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.


You must doing something really life-threatening surgeries on your
computer to be so stupid to be accurate within a nano-second!!!! One
minute here or one minute there doesn't make any difference in my line
of business and I still charge my clients by units of 15 minutes a time.





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Old June 29th 16, 02:20 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Keith Nuttle
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Default Time service not running

On 6/28/2016 11:22 PM, Good Guy wrote:
On 29/06/2016 04:17, Brian Gregory wrote:

I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.


You must doing something really life-threatening surgeries on your
computer to be so stupid to be accurate within a nano-second!!!! One
minute here or one minute there doesn't make any difference in my line
of business and I still charge my clients by units of 15 minutes a time.





--

Windows 10


The correct time is essential for the operations of the internet, as
time is part of the internet connect protocol as I understand. When
the time on the computer becomes different from the time on the ISP,
errors will be created. (From experience I do know that when the ISP
and Computer time are different you have internet problems.)

Therefore you must use a reliable and accurate time server like
time.nist.gov

I am retired and for my personal schedule the time in months is
sufficient to keep me on schedule. ;-)
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Old June 29th 16, 05:35 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Char Jackson
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Default Time service not running

On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:20:17 -0400, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

The correct time is essential for the operations of the internet,


No.

as
time is part of the internet connect protocol as I understand.


No.

When
the time on the computer becomes different from the time on the ISP,
errors will be created.


No.

(From experience I do know that when the ISP
and Computer time are different you have internet problems.)


No.

Therefore you must use a reliable and accurate time server like
time.nist.gov


No, there's no 'must' about it.

I am retired and for my personal schedule the time in months is
sufficient to keep me on schedule. ;-)


That's probably correct, although everything else was wrong. ;-)

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Old June 29th 16, 06:08 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Good Guy[_2_]
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On 29/06/2016 14:20, Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 6/28/2016 11:22 PM, Good Guy wrote:
On 29/06/2016 04:17, Brian Gregory wrote:

I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.


You must doing something really life-threatening surgeries on your
computer to be so stupid to be accurate within a nano-second!!!! One
minute here or one minute there doesn't make any difference in my line
of business and I still charge my clients by units of 15 minutes a time.





--

Windows 10


The correct time is essential for the operations of the internet, as
time is part of the internet connect protocol as I understand. When
the time on the computer becomes different from the time on the ISP,
errors will be created. (From experience I do know that when the ISP
and Computer time are different you have internet problems.)

Therefore you must use a reliable and accurate time server like
time.nist.gov

I am retired and for my personal schedule the time in months is
sufficient to keep me on schedule. ;-)


Don't talk rubbish. Internet uses its own time system and never relies
on computers to give it correct time. On any netwrok system servers
provide the time for any transactions. When I access any service in
USA, the time logged on their system is their time not the time on my
computer. Time on computer can be anything you want. Try sending an
email using web based UI (after you changed the computer time) such as
Hotmail or Google and see what time it has.



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Old June 29th 16, 08:17 PM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Keith Nuttle
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Default Time service not running

On 6/29/2016 1:08 PM, Good Guy wrote:
On 29/06/2016 14:20, Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 6/28/2016 11:22 PM, Good Guy wrote:
On 29/06/2016 04:17, Brian Gregory wrote:

I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.






--

Windows 10


https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1129.pdf

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Old June 30th 16, 12:14 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Brian Gregory
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On 29/06/2016 17:35, Char Jackson wrote:
On Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:20:17 -0400, Keith Nuttle
wrote:

The correct time is essential for the operations of the internet,


No.

as
time is part of the internet connect protocol as I understand.


No.

When
the time on the computer becomes different from the time on the ISP,
errors will be created.


No.

(From experience I do know that when the ISP
and Computer time are different you have internet problems.)


No.

Therefore you must use a reliable and accurate time server like
time.nist.gov


No, there's no 'must' about it.

I am retired and for my personal schedule the time in months is
sufficient to keep me on schedule. ;-)


That's probably correct, although everything else was wrong. ;-)


Agreed.

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Old June 30th 16, 12:15 AM posted to alt.comp.os.windows-8
Brian Gregory
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Default Time service not running

On 29/06/2016 14:20, Keith Nuttle wrote:
On 6/28/2016 11:22 PM, Good Guy wrote:
On 29/06/2016 04:17, Brian Gregory wrote:

I always install this reliable accurate time service on my Windows PCs
and turn off Microsoft's botched one.


You must doing something really life-threatening surgeries on your
computer to be so stupid to be accurate within a nano-second!!!! One
minute here or one minute there doesn't make any difference in my line
of business and I still charge my clients by units of 15 minutes a time.





--

Windows 10


The correct time is essential for the operations of the internet, as
time is part of the internet connect protocol as I understand. When
the time on the computer becomes different from the time on the ISP,
errors will be created. (From experience I do know that when the ISP
and Computer time are different you have internet problems.)

Therefore you must use a reliable and accurate time server like
time.nist.gov

I am retired and for my personal schedule the time in months is
sufficient to keep me on schedule. ;-)


Please don't respond to the trolls.

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To email me please remove all the letter vee from my email address.
 




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