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How To Update The Time On Your Computer In Windows XP

Windows XP has build in functionality to update your computer clock automatically when you are connected to the internet. Windows does this regularly by connecting to an Internet time server in the background while you are surfing the Internet etc. But Windows only does this on a weekly basis. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to synchronize your computer clock whenever you like.

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For Windows XP

  1. Go into your Control Panel by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  4. Then click on Settings, then click on the Control Panel icon to open up the Control Panel.
  5. Now, Double click on the Date and Time icon to open up the Date and Time Properties window.
  6. Now click on the Internet Time tab at the top of the screen.
  7. Then click on the Update Now button to allow Windows to Synchronize the time.
  8. Window will inform you of its success in the center of the screen.
  9. Then click on the OK button to close the Date and Time Properties window.
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