Changing the NTP update interval on Windows 10 / 8 / 7

Open the registry editor and browse to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\Services \W32Time\TimeProviders\NtpClient

Select - SpecialPollInterval

The default decimal value will be 604800 seconds - 7 days. Change this to whatever value you wish. So for example, setting this to 3600 will force the NTP service to perform an update every hour.

This article was updated on October 3, 2021