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Computer clock not updating dst

From time to time releases DST Cumulative Updates and Updates for Time Zone changes.

Those of you who do not know what is Daylight saving time DST, let me explain in brief.In the Internet Time Settings window, make sure that the box for Synchronize with an Internet time server is checked.You can now select one of the provided time servers from the drop-down list, which includes Microsoft’s own time server (time.windows.com) as well as several regional servers for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, popularly known as “the folks with the atomic clock.” But you’re not limited to the servers in the list; you can add any valid time server yourself by typing the address into the Server field.Upon searching the net I found this was a common problem. My system clock on my XP system will not stay advanced 1 hour for Daylight Savings Time.This has caught me off-guard on several occasions now, as I would work with an incorrect assumption concerning the time, only to find myself running an hour late to an appointment. The first thing that comes to mind is to switch operating systems.

For reasons that extend far beyond wonky time-keeping, I have been wanting to switch to open-source for years.

Sure enough, Microsoft has issued an update for Windows XP (Service Pack 2) that “[…] enables your computer to automatically adjust the computer clock on the correct date in 2007 due to revised Daylight Saving Time laws in many countries.

Hopefully, this will work, however, if it doesn’t, there are several other ways to “beat the clock,” as it were.

Specifically, Win XP will automatically (i.e., without user intervention) set the time to be one hour earlier than the actual time.

For example, if the time is actually pm, Windows will suddenly display the time as pm.

If you have the luxury, time, and resources to accommodate such a switch, then perhaps Linux or Mac will serve you better with much more than the keeping of accurate time.