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Change Internet Time Update Interval
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/23/2005 | Usability Page 2 | Rating:
Change Internet Time Update Interval

Navigate to:

1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\W32Time\Tim eProviders\NtpClient

2. Select "SpecialPollInterval"

3. Change decimal value from 604800 to some other
   value in seconds. EX: 172800 (2 days)

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It does not specify whether the Windows Time service should be restarted or not.
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This article helped me, but shouldn't it be CurrentControlSet, I think so.
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I am using Windows XP and I don't have a file called "NtpClient" :(
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    some people might not recognize that HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE is in the registry
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Works great and easy instructions. Thanks
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Just what I wanted! Search the registry for "SpecialPollInterval" and change the time (in seconds to the value you want. Great for one of my PCs (a Lenovo) which has appalling timekeeping on the internal clock.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Refreshed my memory, but should be CurrentControlSet.
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It is indeed a registry key which needs to change - click Start > Run; then type: REGEDIT followed by Enter to launch the Windows registry editor. Navigation is similar to Windows explorer, but take care what you edit as it is not difficult to disable your system. Novices should backup the registry before making changes. My PC clock is pretty poor at keeping time, so I have it set to update daily - i.e. 86400 seconds. It is wise to have several NTP time servers in your list as they can be unavailable (busy/offline) when you attempt to synchronise.
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    that is exactly what I needed
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Simply explained, accurate info
     
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