The Date & Time application on your Windows PC goes far beyond just displaying the date and time. There are many Windows services that require correct date and time settings, such as Windows Update, without which you would miss some very important updates in time, or you might miss a download of the Windows Store application in time.
Microsoft has long since introduced an automatic clock synchronization service that allows the Windows operating system to manage date and time settings in tune with the time zone. This helped avoid problems with Windows services resulting from the date and time settings. Microsoft also recommends that users synchronize their time settings using time.windows.com, which is an online server.
So, when time.windows.com synchronization fails with the Windows operating system, the message “An error occurred while synchronizing Windows“Problem on your Windows PC. It is clearly the hourly service that is affected and has stopped working for some reason.
However, it is a fairly common problem and can be easily fixed. Let's see how.
How to synchronize time settings with Time.Windows.Com
Before trying any solution, make sure you have synchronized your time settings with the online server time.windows.com. Here's how to do it.
Step 1: press the Tasto Windows + R together on the keyboard to open the file Run command.
Step 2: A Run command search box, type control panel and press Log in to open the file Home control panel window.
Step 3: A Home control panel window, go to Seen from option and set it to Category by clicking on the drop-down menu next to it.
Then scroll down to find Clock and region. Left click to open it.
4 phase: A Clock and region window, on the right side of the pane, click Date and time.
Step 5: Then in the dialog box, under the file Date and time tab, click Change date and time.
Step 6: Now select the file Internet time tab and press Change settings button.
Step 7: A Internet time settings dialog box, check the box next to Synchronize with an Internet time server.
Now click Update now button next to server.
print ok to save the changes. You will come back to Date and time the dialog box. press the ok again here to finally save your changes and exit.
Once Windows has finished syncing with the online server time.windows.com, things should be fine, but if you still get an error message "An error occurred while synchronizing Windows“On your Windows PC, you should proceed with the following solutions.
Method 1: Starting the Windows Time Service
Step 1: press the Windows + R keyboard keys together to open the file Run command.
Step 2: A Run command search field, type services.msc.
Hit ok to open the file Supervisor window.
Step 3: A Supervisor window, go to the right side of the panel. Now under the Your name column, find Windows time.
4 phase: Double click on Windows time service to open your Property the dialog box. Under the general tab, go to Start type and enter it Automatic.
Step 5: Now go to Status of the service and see if it already works. Otherwise, click Home to start the service.
press the To apply and then him ok to save changes and exit.
Now you can proceed with the Windows update or download an application from the Microsoft Store. If you keep seeing the error, you can try the second method.
Method 2: Using Command Prompt
Step 1: Navigate to Home and in the search box, type Symbol of the system.
Step 2: Now, right click on the result and select Run as administrator run Symbol of the system with administrator rights.
Step 3: A Symbol of the system (administrator mode), execute the following commands one by one and press Log in after each command:
This will stop the Windows Time service, cancel it, re-register it and start the service again.
You can restart your computer and the error should go away. You can easily update your Windows or download an application from the Windows Store.