Please somebody help me to change the timezone

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by MrSlartybartfast, Feb 28, 2007.

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    Please can someone give me instructions on how to edit the registry so I can
    adjust my clock for daylight savings time. I have installed the patch but it
    has stopped working. Here is a link to a screenshot showing where I have
    reinstalled the patch but still cannot set daylight savings time.
    http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/7/2/28/f_daylightsavm_6c67a78.jpg
    I know there is a way to manually edit the registry to do this but I have
    been searching the Microsoft website for days and cannot find the
    instructions.
    Please help me because I don't have much hair left to pull out.



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    MrSlartybartfast, Feb 28, 2007
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  2. Richard G. Harper, Feb 28, 2007
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  3. MrSlartybartfast

    Nita Klew Guest

    Couldn't you also just use one of the other GMT +8 timezones, one that does
    observe daylight savings time?

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    Nita Klew, Feb 28, 2007
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    Hi Richard G. Harper,

    Thankyou for your quick reply. I have already tried to uninstall the patch.
    I have reinstalled and uninstalled several times but it does not matter
    which I do I cannot have daylight savings working. I have added another
    screenshot which shows the patch uninstalled but still not able to have
    daylight savings.
    http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/7/2/28/f_daylightsavm_7752195.jpg
    http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/7/2/28/f_daylightsavm_6c67a78.jpg


    A quick background. When I installed Vista on the 3rd Feb, daylight savings
    was not an option. After some searches I downloaded a patch from Microsoft
    and am able to change to daylight savings. On 25th February the patch
    stopped working even though daylight savings does not finish until the 25th
    March. The patch has stopped working and I need to reenable it for another
    month. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall and have been searching for
    several days trying to get it reenabled.

    Please, I know there is a way to edit the registry and change this but I
    cannot find it on the Microsoft website. Does anybody know how to navigate
    the site to find the instructions.


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    MrSlartybartfast, Feb 28, 2007
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    Hi Nita Klew,

    A good suggestion but the only other GMT+8 timezone which has daylight
    savings is " Irkutsk, Ulaan Bataar" which is in the northern hemishere (i
    think) and goes backwards the opposite way. The major problem is Daylight
    Savings will not be permanent in Western Australia as the majority of the
    population does not want it (as per the last 3 referendums). Our "democarcy"
    says the politicians will keep bringing in trials until it is voted in.
    Therefore I will have to manually change this maybe six times over the next
    three years and would like to find out how to do it.

    Thankyou for the good suggestion.



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    MrSlartybartfast, Feb 28, 2007
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    Eran Guest

    Download tzedit.exe from Microsoft.
    After you run it and modify your time zone, you need to go to the clock,
    change to a different time zone, click apply, then change back to correct
    time zone and click ok. Otherwise it won't change. Maybe you should try this
    before tzedit.

    Eran


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    Hi Richard G. Harper,

    Thankyou for your quick reply. I have already tried to uninstall the patch.
    I have reinstalled and uninstalled several times but it does not matter
    which I do I cannot have daylight savings working. I have added another
    screenshot which shows the patch uninstalled but still not able to have
    daylight savings.
    http://img01.picoodle.com/img/img01/7/2/28/f_daylightsavm_7752195.jpg
    http://img02.picoodle.com/img/img02/7/2/28/f_daylightsavm_6c67a78.jpg


    A quick background. When I installed Vista on the 3rd Feb, daylight savings
    was not an option. After some searches I downloaded a patch from Microsoft
    and am able to change to daylight savings. On 25th February the patch
    stopped working even though daylight savings does not finish until the 25th
    March. The patch has stopped working and I need to reenable it for another
    month. I tried to uninstall it and reinstall and have been searching for
    several days trying to get it reenabled.

    Please, I know there is a way to edit the registry and change this but I
    cannot find it on the Microsoft website. Does anybody know how to navigate
    the site to find the instructions.


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    Eran, Feb 28, 2007
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    Hi Eran,

    Your post helped me to fix the problem. When I searched for tzedit I needed
    Vista Resoucrce Kit which I couldn't find but anyway when you said to change
    to a different time zone was the right thing. Here's what I did,
    1) uninstall patch
    2) change to GMT+5
    3) install patch
    4) change to GMT+8
    5) Give praise to Eran.

    The finsh date was already correct (March 25th) so I imagine it was Windows
    update or something which maybe caused it to stop working but I'm just
    guessing. I still think I will need to find out how to change it manually
    but at least now I have about 9months to find out how.

    Thankyou very much, I now pronounce you of legend status. All hail Legend
    Eran.

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    :) :) :) : )



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    MrSlartybartfast, Mar 1, 2007
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    Eran Guest

    Your very welcome.

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

    Don't forget to change and revert back the time zone after using it.

    Eran



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    Hi Eran,

    Your post helped me to fix the problem. When I searched for tzedit I needed
    Vista Resoucrce Kit which I couldn't find but anyway when you said to change
    to a different time zone was the right thing. Here's what I did,
    1) uninstall patch
    2) change to GMT+5
    3) install patch
    4) change to GMT+8
    5) Give praise to Eran.

    The finsh date was already correct (March 25th) so I imagine it was Windows
    update or something which maybe caused it to stop working but I'm just
    guessing. I still think I will need to find out how to change it manually
    but at least now I have about 9months to find out how.

    Thankyou very much, I now pronounce you of legend status. All hail Legend
    Eran.

    :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
    :) :) :) : )



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    Eran, Mar 1, 2007
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  9. Just wanting to follow up because I found the cause of the problem. I am
    running a dual boot and needed to revert to XP to run some tasks. I found
    this is what caused the clock to change. I had the patch installed on Vista
    but not on XP. I found this out because just recently I needed to boot to XP
    again and noticed that the clock changed one hour again. Anyway, I now have
    the patch installed on both installations and there is no problem. So after
    all the drama, all that I needed to do was to manually change the time. LOL
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    MrSlartybartfast, May 18, 2007
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