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changing Windows XP time sync

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    Windows XP is set to check the time server every week, but that is not good enough for some people, myself included. I found this registry tweak to be of use. Before you start, make a backup of the registry so it's there in case you mess up your computer.

    Run regedit, and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters, and create a new key. Entitle it "Period", and make it be REG_DWORD type. Set the string value to one of the below options:
     
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    What I meant by "x=x" is that the number you put in is the number of times a day it checks for time. I didn't like the way that the source explained it, so I put it that way. Apologies for the confusion.

    To each his own. I don't like to download new tools if I can do the same thing just as well or better with existing tools. I suppose some people aren't comfortable editing the registry, but if you are, why have a program do it for you, when you can do it yourself? :cool:
     
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    Maybe because it's much easier?
     
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