WinXP - Daylight Savings 2007


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Tecknomage

Thanks to our dumb Congress the dates Daylight Savings start/stop
change in 2007.

So, anyone know if MS is going to have a update/patch/fix to for
Windows Automatic Daylight Savings change in Control Panel, Date/Time
Properties?
 
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Mike Brannigan

Tecknomage said:
Thanks to our dumb Congress the dates Daylight Savings start/stop
change in 2007.

So, anyone know if MS is going to have a update/patch/fix to for
Windows Automatic Daylight Savings change in Control Panel,
Date/Time
Properties?

It is highly likely that this will be done; as a patch was released to
fix the Australian changes to daylight saving time for the 2006
commonwealth games as per
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/912475
 
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Frankster

Sure they will. But it is not Windows you need to worry about. It's all the
admins and users that don't so the update/patch that you need to worry
about. Additionally, you need to worry about all the other applications that
do not provide an update/patch or that the admin/user doesn't realize would
need one, even if they do provide one for download.

-Frank
 
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HeyBub

Frankster said:
Sure they will. But it is not Windows you need to worry about. It's all
the admins and users that don't so the update/patch that you need to worry
about. Additionally, you need to worry about all the other applications
that do not provide an update/patch or that the admin/user doesn't realize
would need one, even if they do provide one for download.

If someone is worrying about whether their computer will be "off" by one
hour - and a year in advance - they've got too much to worry about. Even if
the computer IS off by an hour, it's a self-correcting problem.
 
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Frankster

Even if the computer IS off by an hour, it's a self-correcting problem.

No, sorry, it's not.

-Frank
 
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Tecknomage

If someone is worrying about whether their computer will be "off" by one
hour - and a year in advance - they've got too much to worry about. Even if
the computer IS off by an hour, it's a self-correcting problem.

You are obviously not a Server Administrator. Date/Time stamps on
transactions are a very big thing.
 
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Bill Sharpe

Tecknomage said:
You are obviously not a Server Administrator. Date/Time stamps on
transactions are a very big thing.
I'm not worried about Windows and DST. I'm sure MS will take care of
that before the time changes next year. We have a clock radio that
adjusts the time automatically when DST starts and when it ends. There's
no way to change the dates coded in the clock when DST starts and ends,
so it looks as if we'll have to change the time four times next year --
new start date for DST, old start date for DST(to correct for the clock
"springing ahead" automatically), old end date for DST and new end date
for DST. The first year we had the clock we "sprang ahead" two hours,
once by my adjustment Saturday night and once by the automatic clock
adjustment at 2 am. Ouch!
 
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Frankster

Paul Knudsen said:
YES, sorry it is! Windows XP corrects the time every so often unless
you disable it, or are not connected 24/7.

No, sorry, it will not correct for the upcoming DST changes.

Not without being TOLD when daylight savings time starts/stops. Currently,
the dates embedded into Windows for start/stop of daylight saving's time are
wrong. They will not fix themselves, ever. MS has to provide a patch.

If you are infering that being wrong for only an hour doesn't really
matter... you're wrong on that too.

-Frank
 
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Frankster

Bill Sharpe said:
I'm not worried about Windows and DST. I'm sure MS will take care of that
before the time changes next year. We have a clock radio that adjusts the
time automatically when DST starts and when it ends. There's no way to
change the dates coded in the clock when DST starts and ends, so it looks
as if we'll have to change the time four times next year --
new start date for DST, old start date for DST(to correct for the clock
"springing ahead" automatically), old end date for DST and new end date
for DST. The first year we had the clock we "sprang ahead" two hours, once
by my adjustment Saturday night and once by the automatic clock adjustment
at 2 am. Ouch!

EXACTLY! And don't think for a minute (no pun intended!) that your alarm
clock is the worst of it. Imagine all the equipment out there in time
critical roles (in hospitals, even!), or in remote unattended roles, that
will need IT attention. Can you say "...More business for us...!" Hee
hee...

-Frank (Y2K Revisited!)
 
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Tecknomage

No, sorry, it will not correct for the upcoming DST changes.

Not without being TOLD when daylight savings time starts/stops. Currently,
the dates embedded into Windows for start/stop of daylight saving's time are
wrong. They will not fix themselves, ever. MS has to provide a patch.

If you are infering that being wrong for only an hour doesn't really
matter... you're wrong on that too.


Paul may be referring to Windows using automatic online update of the
time via Atomic Clock Servers (aka Internet Time). WinXP has a tab to
enable this in Date/Time properties. The only question is, will this
built-in feature work for 24hr time changes?

Then there's people like me who use other utilities that do the same
thing (Atomic Clock Server updates) like Chameleon Clock. Chameleon
Clock does allow more than 30min time changes via an option.
 

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