Clock/TZ Annoyance

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Am I imagining it, or has Vista introduced a bug that wasn't present in
    previous versions of Windows?

    When asked to configure the clock during post-setup setup, setting the
    time zone causes Vista to alter the time by the amount of the TZ change.
    Since the clock is invariably set to local time already, this immediately
    puts it out by the TZ difference. Previous versions of Windows don't do
    this.

    Another minor annoyance is that post-setup setup doesn't inherit the
    regional settings that have been selected during setup. It asks for the
    locale a second time.
     
    Steve Foster [SBS MVP], Jul 10, 2006
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    BurrWalnut Guest

    This has happened to me as well (London region).
     
    BurrWalnut, Jul 10, 2006
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    BurrWalnut Guest

    This has happened to me as well (London region).
     
    BurrWalnut, Jul 10, 2006
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  4. This is a known issue and is changed in later builds.
     
    Colin Barnhorst, Jul 10, 2006
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    Chad Harris Guest

    Steve--

    Of couse you should bug it by whatever mechanisms you have. I'd imagine
    they may pay closer attention to an MVP. Sometimes they process bugs
    efficiently and many times they don't.

    See:

    Windows Vista Bug Reports: An Analysis
    http://www.longhornblogs.com/robert/archive/2006/07/05/Windows_Vista_Bug_Analysis.aspx

    If you do a search you'll see some posts from Colin Barnhorst and others who
    are tracking the clock problems in Vista with a lot more diligence than I am
    and you can get a feel for the bugs that I think Colin remarked very
    recently still exist. If I remember correctly, Colin finds some clock bugs
    in both Beta 2 and 5456.5. Theoretically, MSFT announced that with the
    interim build 5456.5 the system clock will not be changed when setting the
    time zone.

    I remember this post from Colin on July 5: "At least, according the the
    release notes. I think I just saw it happen in spite of that."

    As an MVP, I suppose you have access not only to MVP newsgroups, but any
    build of anything MSFT throws out, any feedback mechanism and maybe a
    hotline to the often disconnected tin ears at Redmond Vista.

    Also if you are using Beta 2, there is some mention of Clock problems
    here--and you may see some in the Beta 2 release notes and see the links
    below:

    Known issues in Windows Vista Beta 2
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/920928

    Immediately after you upgrade to Windows Vista Beta 2
    . The system clock may display an incorrect time, date, and time zone.

    Symptom
    The system clock may display the wrong time after you select the time
    zone during Setup.

    Resolution
    To reset the time, follow these steps: 1. Click the clock in the
    notification area.
    2. Click Date and Time Settings.
    3. Use Change Time Zone and Change Date and Time to set the
    correct date and time.

    You also might want to search the msdn or technet blogs with a
    term like "vista clock."

    New in Windows Vista: updates to clock and calendar
    http://blogs.msdn.com/michkap/archive/2005/12/21/506427.aspx

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Jul 11, 2006
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