To turn off clock synchronization

If your computer is a member of a domain, your computer clock is probably synchronized automatically by a network time server If your computer is not a member of a domain, your computer's clock is automatically and regularly synchronized by an Internet time server. This procedure provides information on turning off this feature.


Open Date and Time in Control Panel.


Click the Internet Time tab.

The Internet Time tab is not available if your computer is a member of a domain.


Clear the Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server check box.


To open Date and Time, click Start, click Control Panel, click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options, and then click Date and Time

Internet time synchronization updates your clock on a regular basis, but only when you are connected to the Internet. It takes just a moment and should not interfere with your work. If you turn off clock synchronization, you can update the time yourself by double-clicking the clock on the taskbar.

For more information, click Related Topics

Related Topics

Synchronizing your computer clock

Update the time on your computer

Change the way your computer displays the time

Change the clock synchronization server

Change your computer's date

Change your computer's time and time zone

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