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Change Your Daylight Savings Settings in Windows 2000 & Windows XP SP1
Windows 2000 has passed the end of Mainstream Support and will not be receiving any Daylight Savings updates unless you have Extended Hotfix Support. This means your clock will not automatically change itself for Daylight Savings. This applies to Windows XP with Service Pack 1 installed. You can manually adjust the Windows Daylight Savings settings using thetzedit.exe tool. The tzedit.exe tool allows you to create and edit time zone entries for the Date/Time settings in the Control Panel, especially for daylight-saving time. For Windows XP users you can update to Service Pack 2 and not have to worry about it.
To edit a time zone double click tzedit.exe
1. In the Time Zone Editor dialog box, select a time zone and then click Edit.
2. If you want daylight saving time to be automatically enabled for the time zone, check the Automatically Set Daylight Saving Time check box. Then, in the boxes below, set the dates and times on which daylight savings time will stop and start.
3. In the second Abbreviation box, optionally type a name to be used for the time zone when daylight savings time is in effect (for example, Pacific Daylight).
4. In the Daylight Bias box, select the time change from the Standard time for daylight savings time. In most cases this value should stay at the default value of +1:00 hour. This will cause the time to move forward one hour on the DST start day/time and fall back one hour on the DST end day/time.
To make the new Daylight Savings changes take effect
1. Open Control Panel and click the Date/Time icon or double click the click in the taskbar
2. Click the Time Zone tab
3. Select or re-select the time zone you have changed
4. Click Ok
The system clock will be reset to take into account the changes you have made
Download the TZedit tool.
Windows 98 and ME users can download the TZedit tool for Windows 98.
Online Computer Tips has not tested the validity of the Windows 98 version.
Related Computer Tip:
Using the Windows XP Control Panel
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