'Automatically adjust clock for DST' is missing


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If I double-click the time on my Win XP Pro machine, and then select the
"Time Zone" tab, the option to adjust the clock for DST is not there.
("automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes"). Why has it
disappeared, and how can I bring it back? Thanks for reading.
 
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Mike Easter said:
Do you think your question is of such burning importance that you need to crosspost it to 3 different groups?

It's called casting a wide net to catch a bigger audience.
There are a few timezones such as Arizona time and your current +11 setting which do not have/use daylight time, so that option is
removed when you set for those time zones. If you select a timezone offset which actually *has* daylight time, then the feature
will reappear.

I've tried setting different zones but it never re-appears.
If you select a +10 setting, for example, you will see the option reappear.

No, it didn't.
 
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richard

If I double-click the time on my Win XP Pro machine, and then select the
"Time Zone" tab, the option to adjust the clock for DST is not there.
("automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes"). Why has it
disappeared, and how can I bring it back? Thanks for reading.

Now I'm just being curious. Does australia use DST?
What would happen if you set the time zone say to US Eastern?
I'll bet it becomes available.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

From your post's headers: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180

Check in at http://update.microsoft.com/microsoftupdate & install the scores
of updates the computer needs. Follow all prompts & reboot. Any different
now?

What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
What third-party firewall (if any)?

Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
it)?

Do you use Registry cleaners?
 
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Andy said:
Had the OP bothered to mention which timezone he was in, it may have
been useful information.

It's all solved now. The problem was the city set for the timezone does
not have DST at all, which is why the option doesn't appear. Also, I did
not mention the timezone I am in because (a) it's not my PC with the
problem, and (b) it didn't occur to me to be relevant anyway. I was
posting on behalf of someone else, and was getting them to replicate
your responses.

Thanks to all who replied. And believe me, the in-fighting in some of
the reponses are what makes Usenet so adorably wonderful. :) Out.
 
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VanguardLH

a said:
It's called casting a wide net to catch a bigger audience.

No, it's called shotgunning (for the effect you note). It also means you
haven't a clue where to post so you just scatter it everywhere. If you are
unwilling to find and decide on an appropriate newsgroup, why would anyone
else give any more consideration to your post than you did?

Different posters have different thresholds as to what they consider
EXCESSIVE cross-posting. My threshold is at 4; however, I simply kill file
anyone posting to 4, or more, groups so I wouldn't see their posts to notify
them that shotgunning means their post is unimportant because THEY decided
it was unimportant (by not employing any initiative of their own to pick a
valid newsgroup). Some users' threshold is down at 3, and some even down to
2 (i.e., they don't believe cross-posting is ever applicable). The more
newsgroups you add, the more likely that your post is off-topic to some of
them. There are some newsgroups that are duplicates of each other, like
microsoft.public.outlook and microsoft.public.outlook.general, so including
both of them is okay.

The more groups you add, the more likely your post is off-topic or will
irritate other posters due to your excessive cross-posting. Once you get 4,
or more, groups listed, it becomes very likely that they are UNRELATED
groups. My recollection of netiquette is that 4 groups, or more, is
considered excessive. It might be more than 4 groups but my experience
shows that when they reach 4 then one of the groups is unrelated to the
others (of course, not always true but a typical experience).
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

The computer you used to post here is still not fully patched at Microsoft
Update!
 
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Kadaitcha Man

Andy, ye pale-faced foul knave, what a caterwauling do you keep here, ye
clamoured:
Please don't top-post here.

Please **** right off and die, slowly, horribly and painfully.
 
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Bert Hyman

In news:[email protected] "a said:
If I double-click the time on my Win XP Pro machine, and then select
the "Time Zone" tab, the option to adjust the clock for DST is not
there. ("automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes"). Why
has it disappeared, and how can I bring it back? Thanks for reading.

That checkbox comes and goes depending on what timezone you select.

When yours (GMT+11, apparently) is selected, the checkbox is gone; pick
another timezone and it will come back.
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Top-posting is default behavior in MS newsreaders and is the accepted
convention when posting in MS public newsgroups.

PS: Bite me!
 
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Carmel

Top-posting is default behavior in MS newsreaders and is the accepted
convention when posting in MS public newsgroups.

Yes, it is the default behavior of the 'newsreader' being employed in
the MS newsgroups. That simply goes to show how poorly Microsoft
conforms to accepted RFC specifications. Is it any wonder that Microsoft
is continually losing market share to FOSS which does conform to
accepted standards.

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John John - MVP

Who are you to be telling others what to do 'here'? You don't know the
difference between a 'forum' and a Usenet group and you're here trying
to be the newsgroup cop...

The only thing worse than top posting are the ones who have nothing
better to do than complain about it. When in Rome do as Romans do, in
these groups folks post where they want and others don't nitpick about it.

John
 
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