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[aprssig] Windows US Daylight Time Change Screwup Looming

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sun Feb 4 00:40:56 UTC 2007

Ever since Windows 95,  Microsoft Windows has been able to automatically 
adjust the computer system clock for daylight time each spring and fall.  

Effective this year, U.S. Daylight Time will start 3 weeks earlier (1st 
week of March instead of beginning of April), . As a result, the 
automatic time change feature in Windows won't happen until 3 weeks 
after the fact.  As a result, files will be time-stamped with an error 
of one hour for three weeks or more.    

The patches below will fix Windows 2000 or XP to change on the new 
earlier date.

Microsoft HAS offfered a patch for Windows XP but , as part of their 
strategy of coercive forced upgrades, has refused to offer fixes for 
earlier versions  of Windows.  There is no fix for Windows 95 /98/Me, 
but there _is_ a fix for Windows 2000.   Programmers in Europe, outside 
the reach of the US Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DCMA) which makes 
it a criminal offense to reverse-engineer software,  have modified the 
XP patcher to do the same thing for Windows 2000 .     [ Interestingly, 
after the "underground"  2K patch started surfacing, MS suddenly started 
offering a 2K fix to corporate accounts for a mere $5000.00 !!! ]

To apply the daylight time fix to either Windows 2000 or Windows XP, 
click the link below to download the appropriate file.  After 
downloading, locate the file in your download folder and double-click it 
to install. *

Note that these patches immediately reboot the computer after 
installing, no questions asked.  Make sure no other files or documents 
are open or unsaved before you run the patch !!*

Go to:

      < http://wa8lmf.net/miscinfo >    

    * For the Windows 2000 patch, click the link    "2007 Daylight Time
      Fix for Windows 2000"

    * For the Windows XP patch, click the link    "2007 Daylight Time
      Fix for Windows XP"


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