Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Daylight Saving Time (DST) 2007

In case you haven't heard, Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts 3 weeks early and ends 1 week later this year to comply with the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

DST will start March 11 and end November 4 which is 4 weeks longer than previous years. Unless updates are applied to your computer, your OS computer's clock may be incorrect during the 4 weeks. You will also need to update MS Outlook.

If your computer is running Windows follow these steps to determine the version you have:

Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
In Control Panel, double-click System.
Click the General tab. The name of the current version of your Windows software is displayed on this tab.

Follow the steps below based on your version:

Windows XP sp2
If you are running Windows XP sp2 then go Windows Update and choose Express update.

Windows XP sp1 or plain Windows XP
You will need to update to sp2. Go to Windows Update and choose Express update. Install sp2 and do another Express update.

Windows NT or 2000 created a patch for you.
NOTE: that this is not a Microsoft patch.
DOUBLE NOTE: This patch will work on all versions of XP and 2003 in case you don't want to install service packs.

Windows 98 or ME created a patch for you. NOTE that this is not a Microsoft patch.

If you have Windows 95 you will have to manually adjust your clock.
NOTE: Don't you think it is time to upgrade your computer?
DOUBLE NOTE: You really should get a new computer that is from this decade.

Microsoft has this site to help

If you have an Apple go to this site and follow instructions to update

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