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Saving you from Daylight Saving Time bugs

February 22, 2007

Daylight Saving Time is coming up. Is your computer ready for the new jump weekend?

clockdstYes, thanks to the U.S. Energy Act of 2005, the starting point for Daylight Saving Time (DST) is now the second Sunday of March, instead of the first Sunday of April. It ends the first Sunday of November, a week later as well.

Most computers and “smart devices” take into account the DST change automatically, but using the OLD DATES. So, if you haven’t updated your PC software or operating system lately, now would be a good time.

Here are some directions to help you out, thanks to links from the Baltimore Sun:

  • Apple’s instructions for DST modifications
  • DST Modifications for Blackberry devices
  • DST patches for Palm devices
  • Download of Microsoft Time Zone editor (tzedit.exe) for earlier Windows releases
  • Microsoft’s Instructions for Windows XP/ Windows 2000 and mobile devices
  • Directions for using Microsoft Time Zone Editor
  • It shouldn’t be as bad as the Y2K bug, but has the potential to make things difficult. Be prepared for the hour “jump ahead.

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    One Comment
    1. February 23, 2007 5:13 pm

      Oh boy! Another excuse to be late!

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