Daylight Saving Time 2007 (DST2007)
In 2005, a change to Daylight Saving Time was passed to make the start date three weeks earlier (March 11 instead of April 1) and make the end date one wee later (November 4 instead of October 28). This change affects computers, cellular and digital phones, consumer devices like VCRs, etc.
As of the date of this article, Microsoft is only supporting Windows XP service pack 2 (SP2) and later. (NOTE: as of 4/2014, Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP. For security purposes, you should be on a later version of Windows.) If you’ve been getting updates from Microsoft, chances are you are updated. If not, or if you have an older operating system, you can apply a free patch from intelliadmin:
- For Windows NT/2000/XP/2003: http://www.intelliadmin.com/DaylightSavingFix.exe
- For Windows 98/Me: http://www.intelliadmin.com/DaylightSavingFix98.exe
- Windows Vista already has the required change, and needs no patch.
- Apply the patch (if you already have the Microsoft patch, don’t worry — they can happily co-exist, and it doesn’t hurt to apply the intelliadmin patch)
- Reboot your machine
- Change the date and time (or even better, install an atomic timesync client like the free one from AnalogX: http://www.analogx.com/CONTENTS/download/network/ats.htm — just make sure to click the button that says ”enabled” so it can change your system time automatically, and change the ‘seconds to check’ to 86400, which is once per every 24 hours.)
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