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[aprssig] Windows US Daylight Time Change Screwup Looming

Richard Holder ve4jw at mts.net
Sun Feb 4 00:49:50 UTC 2007


Does this patch also change the time of the change in the fall??



At 06:40 PM 03/02/2007, you wrote:
>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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