Daylight Savings Time Update for Windows 2000

Submitted by jroos on Sun, 02/04/2007 - 00:27

The United States government has changed the start and end dates for Daylight Savings Time as part of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The theory is energy will be saved by starting earlier and ending later. Of course our computers don't know that yet. Unless you fix it, your computer's clock will be off by an hour when you wake up on March 11th.

If you have a computer running Windows XP or later you'll be fine if you just go get the patch for your OS from Microsoft. If you have Windows 2000 you have to do it the hard way, unless you have Extended Hotfix Support. Windows 2000 is no longer supported by Microsoft, but they do provide a long knowledge base article to tell you how to do it yourself.

Fear no more. I needed to simplify the process so it can be repeated on hundreds of machines. I've wrapped it all up in one self-extracting zip file and I'm sharing it with you. DSTUpdate.exe was created with ZipGenius and if you want to check my work feel free to look inside and check it out.

Hmm, seems to be working now.

Submitted by David Duncan (not verified) on Tue, 02/27/2007 - 16:24.

Hmm, seems to be working now. I was running a remote desktop at the time and that must have created a glitch. Got the file THANKS!

Hi, thanks for the info. I

Submitted by David Duncan (not verified) on Tue, 02/27/2007 - 16:21.

Hi, thanks for the info. I tried to download your DSTUpdate.exe program but it links to a HTML page rather than an executable file. Any chance you could email me the file? Much appreciated.

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