Time zone showing incorrectly by 1 hour.


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Phil

Did a Repair reinstall to undo the damages done by SP3.
Now when the CORRECT time zone is selected it shows 1 hour off.
The correct time is set in the BIOS, and the correct time is being set
manually, but as soon as Windows checks the time server it sets the clock
back an hour.

Yes the option to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time is checked.

So what has changed?
What needs to be changed?

Right now the only way to keep the correct time, is to select the WRONG time
zone.
 
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Paul

Phil said:
Did a Repair reinstall to undo the damages done by SP3.
Now when the CORRECT time zone is selected it shows 1 hour off.
The correct time is set in the BIOS, and the correct time is being set
manually, but as soon as Windows checks the time server it sets the clock
back an hour.

Yes the option to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time is checked.

So what has changed?
What needs to be changed?

Right now the only way to keep the correct time, is to select the WRONG time
zone.

There was probably a Windows Update at some point, which updated the
info for when DST changes.

To start, look further down this page, and download a copy of TZEDIT.
It might be easier to start at the bottom of the page and scroll up.

"Method 2: Change the time zone settings on a single computer"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387

Don't use it right away (some of the regulars here can probably suggest
which update your OS actually needs). But if you run TZEDIT.exe, it
will display the current settings being used.

For example, using the download, mine shows

(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time
Start Date/Time Second Sunday of March at 2:00:00 AM
End Date/Time First Sunday of November at 2:00:00 AM

I first used the TZEDIT tool on my Win2K machine a couple years ago, since
Microsoft was no longer pushing out time zone updates for it. I used the tool
to correct the DST rule for my time zone. On this (WinXP) machine, using
Windows Update, I haven't had to do anything. (I'm at SP3.)

After updating with TZEDIT, you change the time zone setting twice
(Eastern --> Pacific --> Eastern), as a means of forcing the OS to
reread the policy value and transfer it to the currently used
settings. The TZEDIT tool updates the database of values, but the
Date/Time is responsible for copying an item from the database,
into the current settings values.

So at least you can start by having a peek at the value with the
tool. It's just as likely though, that a Windows Update will also
be trying to update those registry values, via some update.

Paul
 
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Daave

Phil said:
Did a Repair reinstall to undo the damages done by SP3.
Now when the CORRECT time zone is selected it shows 1 hour off.
The correct time is set in the BIOS, and the correct time is being set
manually, but as soon as Windows checks the time server it sets the
clock
back an hour.

Yes the option to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time is
checked.

So what has changed?

The date for DST changed. It's a few weeks earlier now.
What needs to be changed?

My guess is you need to go to Windows Update and be current with your
Critical Update patches.
 
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John

Phil said:
Did a Repair reinstall to undo the damages done by SP3.
Now when the CORRECT time zone is selected it shows 1 hour off.
The correct time is set in the BIOS, and the correct time is being set
manually, but as soon as Windows checks the time server it sets the clock
back an hour.

That's because SP3 is no longer there. SP3 includes a fix to adjust DST to
start 3 weeks earlier. This year DST begins on March 8, 2009.
Yes the option to automatically adjust for Daylight Savings Time is
checked.

That does not matter because you no longer have DST patch. Your system
"think" that DST begins on March 29, 2009. If you leave it alone, your
system clock will be correct after March 29, 2009, 2:00 a.m. However, you'll
have a problem again in October 2009.
So what has changed?

If you've been asleep the past few years, daylight saving time (DST) was
revised by many countries (if I'm not mistaken) in 2007.
What needs to be changed?

If you don't want SP3, install DST patch.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...A3-846C-4F7F-8791-CD9943CE0893&displaylang=en
 
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PA Bear [MS MVP]

Have you gotten the machine fully patched at Windows Update since doing the
Repair Install?

What supposed "damages" did SP3 do? Had you just tried to install SP3
or....?
 

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