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    Daylight savings time (XP)

    Where is the check box for adjusting for daylight savings time? It is supposed to be on the Time Zone tab of Date and Time, but on both my computers I do not find it
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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    It depends on the time zone you have set. The check box will only appear if the selected time zone has DST (according to the internal list provided by Microsoft). For instance, (GMT-5:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) has the check box, but (GMT-5:00) Bogota, Lima, Quito hasn't.

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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    Have a look at Daylight Savings Time in the USA (where I think you're located]. Also maybe at DST transitions for the second half of 2003.

    I spent many happy geeky hours looking into this matter when Windows XP came out.
    The information is held in the values under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionTime Zones
    ... and there's LOTS of it. You can interpret it using Jerry Schulman's Tip 0398.

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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    Here is where my is and I am in the Pacific time zone

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    See hans's post above as to why by me, it is NOT there.

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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    Believe it or not Microsoft has a tool for editing Time Zones that allows you to add Daylight savings to existing time zones or even make your own new ones. It is called "Time Zone Editor" and there are different flavors for 98 or NT/XP. I found it on http://www.timeutilities.com , and it is extremely easy to use. No need to mess with registry.
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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    Strictly speaking, there are two Microsoft tools to do this, the GUI TZEDIT.EXE you mention (curiously not one for Windows XP?), and a rather nasty command-line one called TIMEZONE.EXE.
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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    The GUI one I mentioned does work in XP. I used it and it is fine.

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    Re: Daylight savings time (XP)

    Zave

    I should have expressed that better: what I meant was that the XP Resource Kit thing didn't include a new/updated/same version of TZEdit, and, yes, the W2K one works fine.
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