[time-nuts] Setting Windows XP clock.

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Sat Jul 12 21:11:13 EDT 2014

What did Microsoft actually do?  Possibly Windows XP was set by default to
use some time servers at Microsoft and those servers were shut down.  If so
all you need to do is change the configuration file to use public "Pool"

But is this what happened?  Did Microsoft actually have NTP servers that
were specific to XP?  That seems really odd if they did.

I'm also pretty sure the XP uses "SNTP" for "Simple NTP".  You could
convert to "NTP" and have a more accurate clock.    NTP continuously
adjusts your clock where as SNTP simply sets it once.

The source of all things to do with NTP is http://www.ntp.org Notice there
is a "download" link that takes you to the standard distribution and also
to builds of the standard by third parties.  Some of these builds are for

But as I said above if al they did was take a server off line, just use a
public one.  Or better, three to five public servers.

On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 4:29 PM, Max Robinson <max at maxsmusicplace.com>

> 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.
> Regards.
> Max.  K 4 O DS.
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Chris Albertson
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