daylight savings time not updating!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by jeff, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. jeff

    jeff Guest

    Hi there, I am using vista ultimate.....this morning daylight savings
    time did not update on my computer, the clock is off! vista reports
    "daylight savings time for this zone is april 1st.......etc etc",
    excuse me?!??! april 1st??? NO, it is now, lol..........funny enough,
    when I try Canada---eastern time zone, that gives the correct
    information, I am in newfoundland, canada.........did microsoft think
    to incorporate our change?!?! LOL........I have also found out that
    other people here have the same problem!!!!

    thanks, any input?

    Jeff
     
    jeff, Mar 11, 2007
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  2. jeff

    john Guest


    the DST2007 patch they issued for XP worked this morning, but the same DST
    patch issued for PocketPC's (Windows Mobile) did not
     
    john, Mar 11, 2007
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  3. jeff

    Frankster Guest

    Vista is reported, by MS, to have the new DST values incorporated. My Vista
    machine updated correctly, no problem.

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Mar 11, 2007
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  4. jeff

    jeff Guest

    yes that is true, it is SUPPOSED to have ALL the dst values, but
    according to many people here in our province, the same thing is
    happening to them as well, like I said, vista is reporting for our
    time zone that dst is on april 1st but of course, we know thats wrong,
    it looks like the programming was not done right for our zone, its
    just not picking it up for some reason?!?!? oh my, wonder if I can use
    the xp patch?!?
     
    jeff, Mar 11, 2007
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  5. jeff

    Frankster Guest

    Yes, after looking at the number of places in the world that do not use DST,
    and the number of places that do use it but decided to stay with the
    original dates, it is complicated. I can believe that MS got one (or more
    wrong). Additionally, I can believe that some locals were very late in
    reporting their intentions to adopt or bypass the new times.

    Anyway... there is a way that virtually anyone can set this manually. And it
    is pretty easy.

    Download TZEDIT.EXE from MS. You can run it and it will allow you to
    manually set the new values using a very good GUI.

    Get it from MS, here...

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/a/58a208b7-7dc7-4bc7-8357-28e29cdac52f/tzedit.exe

    It's pretty slick. You can also use this tool on any system already upgraded
    to confirm the new values are in place.

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Mar 11, 2007
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  6. jeff

    jeff Guest

    omg, thanks!!!! that worked, i had to go in and change the values,
    looks like they were old like i thought!!! weird, imagine the number
    of people who might have to do that, ouch, but thanks!!!!!!
     
    jeff, Mar 11, 2007
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  7. Thanks so much for passing along that link!
     
    Daze N. Knights, Mar 11, 2007
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  8. jeff

    xiowan Guest

    Hi All:
    In anticipation of the problems with re-activating Vista due to
    daylight savings time changes, hundreds of thousands of people have just
    moved to Arizona where there is no daylight savings time! (A true case of
    "out of the frying pan and into the fire!")

    xiowan..........in tucson
     
    xiowan, Mar 11, 2007
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  9. jeff

    DoubleDAZ Guest

    Just thought I'd mention that I keep 2 additional clocks (Eastern & Central)
    on the Sidebar and they both updated correctly. :)

    Cheers, Dave

    Hi All:
    In anticipation of the problems with re-activating Vista due to
    daylight savings time changes, hundreds of thousands of people have just
    moved to Arizona where there is no daylight savings time! (A true case of
    "out of the frying pan and into the fire!")

    xiowan..........in tucson
     
    DoubleDAZ, Mar 11, 2007
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  10. jeff

    HRS Guest

    Same here...WinXP PCs here (Central time zone, US and Canada) updated for DST
    correctly.

    Vista booted showing a time one hour *later* than DST!! I went in and did
    an Internet time synchronziation, which corrected the time. What the heck??
     
    HRS, Mar 12, 2007
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  11. jeff

    Frankster Guest

    Do you dual boot? If so, this can happen.

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Mar 12, 2007
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  12. jeff

    HRS Guest

    No, I have one case with two hard drives, one with WinXP and the other with
    Vista; when in XP, I disable the Vista drive in the BIOS, and vice-versa.
     
    HRS, Mar 12, 2007
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  13. jeff

    Frankster Guest

    The point is that each OS will update to DST ONE TIME. If you boot into a
    different OS, it will update (causing a double update of +2 hours). To fix
    this simply set the time back (assuming you are set to the correct Time Zone
    and your Time Zone offset is set correctly).

    In any event, you can download the MS Tzedit utility to check to see how
    much offset your time zone is configured for here...

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/8/a/58a208b7-7dc7-4bc7-8357-28e29cdac52f/tzedit.exe

    -Frank
     
    Frankster, Mar 12, 2007
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  14. Windows writes the revised time back to the CMOS clock on the
    motherboard so the second OS sees an already updated time, even though
    the other OS is not visible.

    Internet Time Synchronization option ON should correct this but how
    quickly I don't know.
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Mar 12, 2007
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  15. Hugh Wyn Griffith, Mar 12, 2007
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  16. jeff

    HRS Guest

    Yes, that's what I finally realized was going on--each OS moved the BIOS
    clock forward one hour. I did the Internet Time Synchronization right away
    (instead of waiting for the next scheduled update) and that brought the clock
    back to the correct hour.

    Thanks,
    HRS
     
    HRS, Mar 13, 2007
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  17. jeff

    HRS Guest

    (See my post to Hugh below). Thanks for your observations. Simply doing an
    Internet Time Sychronization was sufficient to bring the clock back to the
    correct hour.--HRS
     
    HRS, Mar 13, 2007
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  18. Glad to know that the Internet Synch turned it back to the correct
    time.

    I think I'll wait until after the old date just to see if MS did fix
    things correctly <g>
     
    Hugh Wyn Griffith, Mar 13, 2007
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    tolanbp Guest

    Any word on when Microsoft would grace us with their presence and
    actually fix this DST error for Newfoundland?

    After all I think a WEEK should be sufficient time to do a relatively
    simple patch in what is supposed to be their flagship product.
     
    tolanbp, Mar 18, 2007
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    Dave Guest

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