XP Daylight Saving Time


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Daz

I live in the UK, where the clocks go forward by 1 hour on the last Sunday
in March. A few weeks after the change I noticed the my PC was showing an
hour slow. In Date and Time Properties I have ticked the box "Automatically
adjust clock for daylight saving changes." but it was still one hour slow. I
have had no previous problems with this for the many years that I have been
using this installation of XP. My BIOS is reading the correct date and time.

I have had to manually change the time to correct it.

Does anyone know if this could be connected with the XP patch that was
issued to correct the fact that some countries, including the USA, have made
recent changes to their DST date?

Daz
 
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Joan Archer

No problems here and I'm in the UK as well, the only one that I had to do
anything to was the WinME machine I have on my network and of course when
switching that one on I had to click OK on the dialog box that told me it
had changed the time and do I agree to let it. <g>
Joan
 
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Big Al

The patch was for US changes and I would think if your timezone /
country were set right, it would ignore it on your pc.
 
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Daz

Thanks for your reply. I have checked, and I have all of the latest updates.
Just now waiting for SP3.

Daz
 
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Ken Blake, MVP

I live in the UK, where the clocks go forward by 1 hour on the last Sunday
in March. A few weeks after the change I noticed the my PC was showing an
hour slow. In Date and Time Properties I have ticked the box "Automatically
adjust clock for daylight saving changes." but it was still one hour slow. I
have had no previous problems with this for the many years that I have been
using this installation of XP. My BIOS is reading the correct date and time.

I have had to manually change the time to correct it.


Have you checked that your time zone is set correctly?
 
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Daz

Well you won't believe this. I set my clock back to the GMT setting (i.e.
summer time minus 1hr) and then updated the clock suing the time.windows.com
server, and bingo it put it forward the 1hr for the DST change.

The problem seems to be fixed. Thanks to all who responded to my post.

Daz

Unknown said:
Have you tried another time server? If not, try tock.usno.navy.mil
 
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Unknown

You may still want to change your time server. I seem to remember the time
server you use has the same problem every year.
 
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John K.Eason

*From:* "Daz" <[email protected]>

Well you won't believe this. I set my clock back to the GMT setting
(i.e. summer time minus 1hr) and then updated the clock suing the
time.windows.com server, and bingo it put it forward the 1hr for
the DST change.

The problem seems to be fixed. Thanks to all who responded to my
post.

Daz

Being in the UK, I use uk.pool.ntp.org . Never had a problem with it.

Regards
John ([email protected]) Remove the obvious to reply...
 

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