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JSI Tip 5598. When you restore a Windows 2000 system to different hardware, or you install from images, the system time does NOT properly synchronize?

The Windows Time service depends on the computers interrupt rate, which obviously can be different on different hardware.

During an install, the Windows Time service stores information in the Adj value Name, a REG_DWORD data type, at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time\Parameters.

When you restore to different hardware, or use an image from different hardware, the Adj data value can contain improper information for the current hardware.

To resolve this issue:

1. Delete the Adj Value Name.

2. Open a CMD prompt and type:

net stop W32Time
net start W32Time

NOTE: See tip 2337 » You get an error when running the W32tm command on a domain controller?

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