How to change time sync - time interval in windows

The date time of your PC (specific for windows) sync with one of the listed NTP server.

This time sync happens every 7 days and with by default.

Time sync - Internet time

You can also manually sync or update your time.

To do that:

Click on your system time > "Change date time settings" > "Internet Time" tab > "Change settings and click on Update now to sync.

Time sync manually

You can also resync time from command prompt by using command line utility called w32tm:

cmd> w32tm /resync

Command line time sync

The default time to automatically sync time with any NTP server is 604800 seconds which is 7 days if you convert.

You can change this settings by making edits to REGISTRY using regedit.

Warning: Always backup your current registry state before making any changes.

The key to change the auto time sync - time interval settings is located at:


The key type is DWORD and default value is 604800 (decimal) and 0x00093a80 (hexadecimal) - key name is SpecialPollInterval, change the value to 86400 to auto time sync every day.

Change time interval - auto time sync