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How to Start/Stop Windows Time service

Service name: W32Time

Display name: Windows Time


Description:

Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization
will be unavaible. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop Windows Time service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\W32Time and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1

When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0

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