0Alarm Clock LogoKeeping your HTPC clock in sync

I’ve had a long-stand­ing issue with my HTPC where it loses a minute or two every day.  If I leave it switched on for weeks on end, with only standby util­ised, I find that it starts miss­ing the start or end of TV pro­grammes due to hav­ing the wrong time.  I’ve tried modi­fy­ing the win­dows time ser­vice set­tings to make it update reg­u­larly, but this has­n’t worked.  Thanks to an art­icle on Life­Hack­er I recently stumbled upon I’ve now had an accur­ate clock for a couple of weeks.

The simple solu­tion is to use a win­dows sched­uled task.  Rather than repro­duce the art­icle here, I recom­mend fol­low­ing the clear instruc­tions on Life­Hack­er

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