Those of you who rely on your Windows clock to inform you of meetings, other appointments or maybe to schedule tv recordings in media center have probably realised that it’s not very accurate, typically incorrect by a few minutes. This might not sound like much, but if this means missing the beginning or end of your recorded tv programmes it can be very annoying.
The reason this occurs is because the default time server Windows uses to synchronize the time is not accurate. Fixing this is easy through replacing the default time server with an alternative time server. There are dozens available, but I find pool.ntp.org the most reliable and accurate. To change your Windows Clock to synschronize with pool.ntp.org:
- Right click your clock on the taskbar and click on Adjust date/time
- Click on the internet time tab and then the Change settings button
- In the server field remove the default entry and enter pool.ntp.org
- Hit Update now and you should get a confirmation saying that Windows has updated the time
- Click Ok twice