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4th cumulative time zone update for use with HFSLIP


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4th cumulative time zone update reworked for use with HFSLIP


* includes the 4th cumulative time zone update

* includes tzchange.exe for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

* better sorting of new time zones in dropdown list during Windows setup (they were displayed at the top before)

Supported languages

All languages in which KB942763 was released are supported except Hebrew. People who use a Hebrew source are advised to place the Hebrew version of KB942763 in the HFSVCPACK_SW1 folder instead.

Windows 2000

For Windows 2000, you are at least getting all of the updated time zone settings from the 4th cumulative time zone update except the update for the "Mexico Standard Time 2" time zone. Windows 2000 doesn't have it so slipstreaming the updates alone would be useless.

However, for some languages, all "Mexico Standard Time 2" time zone settings are added as well as several descriptions of other time zones (the ones shown in the dropdown menu) in order to "upgrade" Windows 2000 to the level of WinXP/2K3.

Already supported: Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal) and Swedish.

Not supported: Arabic, Chinese Simplified, Czech, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish and Turkish.

Help adding support for languages that aren't covered

If you're running a Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 system in one of the unsupported languages, you can help update this time zone package. It's really simple:

1) Export the entire "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones" registry key to a .REG file

2) Compress (ZIP) the .REG file and attach it to a new post in this thread

An updated version of the time zone package for HFSLIP will then be released as soon as possible.

How to use this package with HFSLIP

1) Remove KB942763, KB933360, KB931836 and any other time zone update you may have from the HF folder

2) Remove HFSLIP_PRE_TZ2.* and HFSLIP_PRE_TZ3.* (if you used these) from the HFTOOLS folder

3) Download HFSLIP_PRE_TZ4_v6.zip and extract its content into the HFTOOLS folder

4) Run HFSLIP as usual

Changes in v6

Updated tzchange.exe for XPSP2 and XPSP3

Sri Lanka time zone is displayed in the correct position

Changes in v5

Corrected errors in Polish file (thanks to definicjaCEPA)

Changes in v4

Corrected errors and changed "Caucasus" to "Kafkasya" in Turkish file (thanks to eryen)

Changes in v3

Danish Windows 2000 time zone upgrade (thanks to ivans2605)

Swedish Windows 2000 time zone upgrade (thanks to CEoCEo)

Changes in v2

Added support for -

Arabic (thanks to Opera for decoding and Microsoft for translating Sri Jayawardenepura)

Chinese Simplified (thanks to Opera and Microsoft)

Chinese Traditional (thanks to L-F and Opera)

Greek (thanks to bfc_xxx and Opera)

Japanese (thanks to Opera)

Korean (thanks to bynkook and Opera)

Russian (thanks to Opera and Microsoft)

Changes imported from the previous time zone packages for HFSLIP

- Renamed "Caucasus_Display" string to "Armenian_Display" for convenience

- Danish: updated Pacific_Display string

- French: updated Armenian_Dlt string

- Italian: updated Caucasus_Common_Display and Montevideo_Display strings

- Portuguese (Brazil): fixed problem in Central_M_Dlt, Mountain_M_Dlt and Pacific_M_Dlt strings

- Portuguese (Portugal): updated SA_Pacific_Display, Mountain_M_Std and Mountain_M_Dlt strings

- The UTC offsets in the Italian version are represented in this way by default: "GMT + <h>.<mm> h". The three instances where the + sign is glued to "GMT" (Azerbaijan, Middle East & Jordan) were updated to match that standard.

- Fixes for several bugs in the French version of KB931836. Cities are missing, some are switched, and two (Baku and Beyrouth) even appear in two time zones! All other languages follow the English time zone update with regard to the cities so I fixed these errors in the French time zone update in this package.

Edited by Tomcat76
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It didn't work. Error saying:

"The line 1 of TZ2_ESN.INF is broken. The installation can not continue,

Press F3 to exit."

The message is translated.

I will update normal and then with a REG will correct the names.

I think with that isn't any problem.

Thank you.

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There probably won't be any more updates (except support for the missing languages). Sorry it didn't work for you.

Tested and working for: English, Dutch, Japanese, French and German.

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  • 3 weeks later...

No, but you can help. Here's what I need...

1) On a Chinese Windows XP or 2003 system, install the original KB933360 from Microsoft in the correct language (CHS or CHT)

2) Go to Start > Run, type regedit and press Enter

3) Navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones"

4) Right-click on the "Time Zones" key in the left pane and select "Export"

5) Compress the .reg file and attach it to your next post

Thanks. And do mention if this is CHS or CHT. :)

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Can't slipstream this update. WU complains that KB931836 is not installed.

I download the pack and I extract the contents into the HFTOOLS folder. It's something else that I have to do???

Thanks :)

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