[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.
max at maxsmusicplace.com
Sat Jul 12 20:46:04 EDT 2014
This is what I was looking for. On this computer I only need accuracy
within a few seconds. Thank you to all who suggested alternatives.
Max. K 4 O DS.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ed Palmer" <ed_palmer at sasktel.net>
To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
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Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.
> You don't need an app.
> 1. Right click on the time display in the task bar.
> 2. Select 'Adjust Date/Time'.
> 3. Click on the 'Internet Time' tab.
> 4. Type in any server you want. I suggest 'us.pool.ntp.org'. This gives
> you access to a pool of servers so that if one is down or wrong, the next
> one will correct the error.
> This isn't just for XP. Any program or OS that accesses an NTP server by
> name can do this. If you don't need the kind of precision or tracking
> that a full NTP client provides, using the server pool is probably the
> best way to go.
> On 7/12/2014 5:29 PM, Max Robinson wrote:
>> As some of you no doubt know microshaft has stopped supporting windows
>> XP. As part of this they have ceased to correct windows XP clocks. This
>> seams rather small of them as it can't possibly be any inconvenience to
>> them to continue to provide this service.
>> I have a program on my old 98 box which runs my weather station program.
>> On boot-up it contacts some place and corrects the system clock. I put
>> it on that machine so long ago I don't remember where I got it or who it
>> contacts. Does anyone know of a program I can download that will do the
>> same for my XP box. I have no intention of upgrading until this box
>> becomes absolutely un-operational.
>> Max. K 4 O DS.
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