Hi @GregLK .For the clock keep changing, 1.Pls make sure that the set time automatically is enable and your area corresponds to your time zone (refer to below pic).2. If you check the Windows system date and time as the initial value. Turn off the power and disconnect the D/C for 10 minutes. If the date and time are still the initial values, the RTC battery may be no power. 3. If only the date and time cannot be updated automatically, you can try to press reset key to reset your minipc.
When the PC is powered off, the time stalls-out; and when powered back on to Windows 10 Professional, it then keeps time from the last time that the unit was powered off. For example...
I powered-off the unit on Friday evening at 9:08 PM...
When I powered on Monday morning, Windows 10 kept on keeping time from Friday's date and 9:09 PM until I go in to the "Date and time settings" to click the "Sync now" button under the "Synchronize your clock" section.
ALSO, *sometimes* -- NOT ALL THE TIME -- even when Windows is running, the clock will slow down and lose time for hours. Frankly, the symptoms seem to be worse than I realized.
Please advise. What the heck is going on?
Also, What is "RTC"? Also, I am asking HOW TO REPLACE THE RTC BATTERY? Do I need to send the Mini-PC to you? Or, buy a battery and do it myself? (...IF I NEED TO DO THIS.)
As well, in your earlier post, you say: "If only the date and time cannot be updated automatically, you can try to press reset key to reset your minipc." What does it mean to PRESS RESET KEY TO RESET ... MINIPC? What is the RESET KEY?
When the computer is turned on, does the time remain at the time of the last shutdown? You can try this method:
Press "WIN + X" --- "Computer Management" --- "Services and Applications"-"Services", find the system service named "Windows Time" in the list, and then double-click the service to open After the properties of this service, please select "Automatic" in the "Startup Type" item of the service properties, start this service, and then restart the computer.
Thank for the additional detail. I am a semi-tech guy these days... I've never been an engineer, but I've been director of a web-media firm and, back in the day, I was a network admin. So I appreciate enough detail to get issues handled.
...That being said: I am flummoxed and relieved at the same time... All of a sudden, Windows 10 is keeping time all the time. I didn't get to do anything particular about it. I'm like W.T.%$#?! So... Maybe there was a Windows update... Maybe a software or driver update... Maybe a conflict got resolved.