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Windows Time - Windows 8 Service

Maintains date and time synchronization on all clients and servers in the network. If this service is stopped, date and time synchronization will be unavailable. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

This service also exists in Windows 10, 11, 7, Vista and XP.

Startup Type

Windows 8 edition Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1
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Default Properties

Display name:Windows Time
Service name:W32Time
Type:share
Path:%WinDir%\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
File:%WinDir%\system32\w32time.dll
Error control:normal
Object:NT AUTHORITY\LocalService
Privileges:
  • SeAuditPrivilege
  • SeChangeNotifyPrivilege
  • SeCreateGlobalPrivilege
  • SeSystemTimePrivilege

Default Behavior

runsin a shared process. Other services might run in the same process. If Windows Time fails to start, the error is logged. Windows 8 startup proceeds, but a message box is displayed informing you that the W32Time service has failed to start.

Restore Default Startup Type of Windows Time

Automated Restore

1. Select your Windows 8 edition, and then click on the Download button below.

2. Save the RestoreWindowsTimeWindows8.bat file to any folder on your hard drive.

3. Right-click the downloaded batch file and select Run as administrator.

4. Restart the computer.

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