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    AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    I finally made the plunge to Windows 98, I used to run a program I think called Nest ? What ever the name it would link
    so how like an atomic clock does and get the updated time via the national standard time signal, Is there still a program
    out there like that for xp. I also ran up on a program INSTOICO.EXE, it would allow me to start an installation, but I did not
    know what it was for and quit out of the program ? I did try Allchars from Win95 and it still seems to work grate !
    I also lost all the VB programs attached to my MS Word & Excel, because I had to reinstall, all my labor on custom buttons :-(
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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    XP handles keeping the clock in sync with an atomic clock internally. No need for a third-party add-in. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Windows installer handles all the installations now.
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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    >> I finally made the plunge to Windows 98...

    I'm guessing that as you are posting in XP, that is a typo!


    Open up your Date and Time properties, and you will probably see just the two tabs. Wait for about 10 seconds (don't ask me why) and the third tab - Internet Time - appears.
    Does that give you what you want? It works well here!

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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    Doesn't that get setup by default Leif ??
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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    And if you search The Lounge you'll find that free software abounds, IF you don't like the "controls" that the XP built-in provides. One example: <post:=466,165>post 466,165</post:>

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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    I thought not. This is on XP Pro, and I generally install without networking initially from a pre-SP corporate-licence CD (if that has any effect), but I seem to recall generally having to select it.

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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    I've installe both XP Pro & Home on more than a few systems and have never gone in and selected the option and all those installations seemed to keep time correctly. I just assumed that it was set by default. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Edited by Doc to add... I just checked. From here I got the following:
    "Windows Time Service is installed by default on all computers running Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP. Windows Time Service uses Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is independent of time zone. Time zone information is stored in the computer's registry and is added to the system time just before it is displayed to the user.
    By default, Windows Time Service starts automatically on computers running Windows XP. In a domain, time synchronization takes place when Windows Time Service turns on during system startup and periodically while the system is running. In the default configuration, the Net Logon service looks for a domain controller that can authenticate and synchronize time with the client. When a domain controller is found, the client sends a request for time and waits for a reply from the domain controller. This communication is an exchange of Network Time Protocol (NTP) packets intended to calculate the time offset and round-trip delay between the two computers."
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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    I just thought I'd throw in here that one of the things that some folks object to is that the XP time check, according to the Help info, only happens once each week. Many folks want to check their clocks more often than that.

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    Re: AutomaticClockupdate (windows xp)

    But the update period can be changed - see <post:=527,886>post 527,886</post:>.

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