[aprssig] Windows US Daylight Time Change Screwup Looming

Stephen H. Smith wa8lmf2 at aol.com
Sat Feb 3 18:59:49 CST 2007

ve4jw at mts.net wrote:
> 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.

YES.   Actually it also fixes several problems elsewhere in the world. 
(The Windows registry provides for specifying time zone offsets and 
daylight begin/end dates individually for each time zone of the world 
that you can select in the Control Panel.)


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