Your computer clock may be a few seconds or even minutes behind the correct time. Therefore, in Windows 7, the time is automatically synchronized once a week (by default). To change this interval, you need to edit the registry.
Step 1. Click "Start" - "Control Panel" - "Date and Time" (or click on the clock on the taskbar and click "Change Date and Time Settings")
Make sure your computer is set to sync automatically
Step 2. Open the Registry Editor in one of the following ways (if necessary, in the User Account Control window, click "Yes")
- Press Windows + R, type regedit and click OK.
- Click Start, type Regedit in the search bar and press Enter.
Step 3. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ ControlSet001 \ services \ W32Time \ TimeProviders \ NtpClient
Step 4. Right-click on the SpecialPollInterval entry and select Modify from the menu
Step 5. Convert the desired interval to seconds
This can be done using Google or Easysurf.
Step 6. Check "Decimal" and enter the interval (in seconds, no commas)
Then click OK.
Step 7. Close the registry editor
Step 8. Click on the clock on the taskbar, click "Change date and time settings" - "Internet time" - "Change settings" - "Update now"
This will synchronize the clock. Click OK to close the window.
Step 9. The next synchronization will occur at the time interval you specified
- For an ordinary user, it is enough to synchronize the time once a day. If you need accurate time, sync it once an hour. Do not under any circumstances set the sync interval to less than 15 minutes.
- If you are interested in the process, read the information on "Network Time Protocol".
- If synchronization is not working properly, you need to configure the time service. For detailed instructions go to