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Last Updated April 22, 2006
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Added 2/14/02
“A nice, free computer time synch program that works on stand-alone computers or over a network. An oldie, but goodie. Have not tested it on Win XP however, as it already has a built-in time synch, of course.” By Paul Lutus. (Recommended by MS-MVP Jon Kennedy)
Atomic Clock Sync
Added 6/2/02
For all Windows versions. “If the clock on your computer is anything like mine it either rapidly loses or gains time. This free utility runs in your system tray and pings an atomic clock server automatically every day and adjusts your system clock if it differs by more than 15 seconds. You can also manually ping the clock whenever you want. It automatically adjusts for daylight saving. The download site itself is a mine of information about time around the world. I live in Sydney, Australia and my son lives in New York. I set up a Favorite to automatically display NY time to help with phone calls.” By World Time Server. (Recommended by Dr. J.D. Collins)
Mr. E.’s Note: Though listed as “for all Windows versions,” this perhaps shouldn’t be used with Windows XP, which already has this capability built in.
Added 3/25/03
For 9x/NT/2K (XP?). “I highly recommend NetTime. The nice thing about it is that it will automatically check 140 or so servers, find those that are working, pick the ‘best’ five for you, update your time automatically at your designated interval by comparing all five and has provision for updating other computers on a local net. You can use it to either automatically set the time in your tray or to do so manually. I tried out a number of time set programs, and this is far-and-away the best.” By Graham. (Recommended by James R. Byrd)
Added 4/26/02
For all Windows versions. “The NIST Internet Time Service allows users to synchronize computer clocks via the Internet. The time information provided by the service is directly traceable to UTC(NIST). The service responds to time requests from any Internet client in several formats including the DAYTIME, TIME, and NTP protocols.” Author not specified. (Recommended by Bob Erkamp)
Mr. E.’s Note: Though listed as “for all Windows versions,” this probably shouldn’t be used with Windows XP, which already has this capability built in. (5/14/02)
Updated 4/22/06
For 9x/NT/2K/XP. “Enhanced taskbar clock. Loads in the system tray instead of the standard Windows clock, adding additional features such as showing the date in addition to the time and popup calendar. This is one general toy I like a lot (and install on every computer I use).” By Dale Nurden. (Recommended by MS-MVP Bill James)

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