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Time is NOT on my side

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:sayyes: anybody know of a program/site I can access to automatically update the clock on my workstation and keep it up to date?
I run a time-sensitive procedure and my workstation is +/- seconds to even minutes sometimes and it realy screws things up; recording-wise. :4-thatsba
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You can use the built-in time synchronization for Windows XP. I'll assume you know what i'm talking about. I think it defaults to updating the time every 7 days, but you can change this setting from within the registry. Let's say you want to change it to update the time daily. Open regedit, and go to the following key...

Find the value that says SpecialPollInterval. Now there are 86400 seconds in a day, so double click the key, change the Base to "decimal", and input 86400 as the value. The time should now update daily. You can choose your own time in seconds if you like.
If your clock is minutes out, replacing the CMOS battery should solve it.

Atomic Clock Sync
"This program will reference an atomic clock server to get the current time with the greatest accuracy available and update your PC's information. It can even be set to automatically check the time once a day to keep your PC's time accurate forever."
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