How can I solve that I am the only W10 computer in the room that shows a 3-4 min delay (vs http://www.time.gov/, mobiles and the rest of PCs). It is not a configuration problem, even when I synchronize to time.gov it successfully syncs but maintaining the delay.

After reading I would say this could be caused because I usually don't turn off the computer. But still, this is frustrating and I am also curious about how is that something so simple is so apparently unsolvable.

  • Is your machine on a domain?
    – Narzard
    Jun 28 '16 at 13:49
  • No, I do a normal login with a W10 account. W8 computers do use Novell but that's not the case for me or any of the other PCs in the same room Jun 28 '16 at 13:55
  • Did you mean that you sync with time-a.nist.gov and not time.gov? time.gov is not a valid ntp server. Type w32tm /stripchart /computer:time-a.nist.gov then try w32tm /stripchart /computer:time.gov in command prompt. You'll see that time.gov fails. Perhaps try using a different ntp server? Maybe their service is down if you have used it before.
    – Narzard
    Jun 28 '16 at 14:06
  • Yes, and I've done again with your address and as before 3 min of delay (but the message is that it's successfully sync'ed) Jun 28 '16 at 14:32
  • Indeed, if I try w32tm /stripchart /computer:time-a.nist.gov it also fails, it gives error: 0x80070584, the same error than if I type the second batch of commands Jun 28 '16 at 14:33

Set the time in your BIOS.

Start PC (or in your case, restart) > (either Delete, F8 or ESC key. Try more if they don't work) > look for System Time

Then set the time to the current time.

  • Yes, but that's workarounding the problem. I can live with a 3 min delay, it's just that I want to understand why is this happening Jun 28 '16 at 13:54

This fixed it for me. I also had similar problems with my computers. in cmd line:

w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:tic.ntp.telstra.net,0×8, /syncfromflags:manual /update

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