How to fix Windows Time service not running on Windows 10

Windows time service is a utility that helps your Windows 10 and internet synchronize when you’re switching between different time zones. But this service does crash sometimes, and you end up receiving the wrong time on your computers. Here are some solutions to this issue, so make sure you read until the end.

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Solutions to Windows Time service, not running:

Using command prompt

To fix this, you can use the command prompt and resolve the issue

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • The command prompt window will open run it as admin
  • Then type in the following command

net stop w32time




  • Let the command run and restart your PC

Set your Windows time to automatic:

  • Press the Windows key + R key
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear type services.msc.
  • Now click OK
  • In the service, window head over to Windows Time and open it
  • Now you’ve to set the startup type to automatic and click the start button
  • Finally, click apply

Run an SFC and DSIM scan:

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • The command prompt window will open click on the run an administrator.
  • Now type in the following command.


  • Then press Enter
  • After SFC is scanned, type in the DSIM command mentioned below.

DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

  • After the command runs, restart your PC

Using different time server:

  • Open the control panel and then head over to date and time
  • Next, go to the internet time and click on change settings
  • Then choose as the server and click update now
  • Click ok and save changes

More solutions:

  • Force Windows to sync the time service
  • Use sc triggerinfo command
  • Check motherboard
  • Check if local time service is working

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