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How to enable Internet Time Synchronization in Windows 7

Description: This article outlines the process of configuring Windows 7 to automatically synchronize its time settings with those of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. (NIST)

  1. Click on the Clock located in the System Tray.
  2. Click on the Change date and time settings Link.
    Windows 7 System Tray, Date and Time
  3. Click on the Internet Time Tab.
  4. Click on the Change settings Button.
    Windows 7 Date and Time Settings
  5. Check the Synchronize with an Internet time server Option.
  6. Type time.nist.gov into the Server: Field.
    Windows 7 Internet Time Settings
  7. Click on the Update now Button.
  8. Click on the OK Button.
    Windows 7 Internet Time Settings
  9. Click on the OK Button to complete the process.
    OK to Save Changes