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I regularly check blackwingcat's blog, and apparently there is a new time zone update that can be applied to Windows 2000 with some fiddling. However, even with Google Translate I can't make heads or tails of the instructions. Would anyone be able to clarify what to do?

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=EUC-JP&langpair=ja|en&u=http://blog.livedoor.jp/blackwingcat/archives/1131813.html&tbb=1&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhhsNUqs5x5td1EVDpKWKOo5dFq8OQ#more

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Hi WildBill.

* At first extract Timezone Update.exe with /X option.

* get updfix.exe on my blog.

* get from 2005y to 2006y any update.exe.

* apply updfix.exe to update.exe.

* overwrite to Timezone update\Update.exe

* execute update.exe

* finish !

# Please remain comment on my blog, whenever you trouble on my blog. :)

I regularly check blackwingcat's blog, and apparently there is a new time zone update that can be applied to Windows 2000 with some fiddling. However, even with Google Translate I can't make heads or tails of the instructions. Would anyone be able to clarify what to do?

http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&ie=EUC-JP&langpair=ja|en&u=http://blog.livedoor.jp/blackwingcat/archives/1131813.html&tbb=1&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhhsNUqs5x5td1EVDpKWKOo5dFq8OQ#more

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First download time-zone editor form MS -- TZEDIT.EXE

Then you need to change a couple of dates, instructions are here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914387

and here

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_top***ues

EDIT 1

Forum mangles this URL, here it is again:

support.microsoft.com/gp/dst_top***ues

EDIT 2

Censorship?? Missing characters are "iss" as in "top issues"

//

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I'm confused by what you're talking about, has a new time zone been created this year?

I just go here if i ever lose my patch.

http://www.intelliadmin.com/index.php/downloads/

scroll to bottom for freeware

Still confusing even with google translate.

What's the big deal? AFAIK there can't be more than 24

time zones, just a shifting as to what is where and what TZ

the locals are in. eh?

I'm still EST/EDT no matter what.

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The time zone updates on that site are two years old, Browncoat. Microsoft has released high priority time zone updates two or three times per year for supported operating systems, with the latest update being KB979306. Other updates are released as changes occur, which seems to be around every other month. The latest cumulative time zone update Microsoft has released is KB981128, but it has not been pushed through Automatic Updates or the Windows Update website.

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I still can't make heads or tales of BWC's site but I'm not going to worry about it,

as long as my TZ is correct I won't worry. (what are the '98 users in the other sub-forum doing about it?)

All the more reason to go Linux. The only stumbling I'm having there is getting KeepassX or K Wallet

to run as smoothly as SignupShield Suite does in Windows, meaning manual editing of the password databases.

I'm sure somewhere the easy unofficial patch writers will catch up.

From what I've seen it is just a shifting as to what populations are in which zone and when they use DST.

Isn't it?

Other than that I'm ready for a complete switch.

I think I see what Redmond is doing.....make all their OSs that don't require activation useless to the bulk of users.

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What's the big deal? AFAIK there can't be more than 24

time zones, just a shifting as to what is where and what TZ

the locals are in. eh?

I'm still EST/EDT no matter what.

From what I've seen it is just a shifting as to what populations are in which zone and when they use DST.

Isn't it?

It's not that simple, Browncoat. While there are 24 hours in a day, and 360 degrees of longitude can be divided into 24 equal 15 degree sections, Windows XP lists 99 valid time zones. The various reasons for this are:

  • Some zones use full hour offsets from GMT, while others use half hour offsets.
  • Some zones recognize Daylight Savings, others do not.
  • Daylight Savings time shifts can occur on different dates and times in different zones.
  • Daylight Savings time shifts can be greater than or less than the typical 60 minutes when in effect.

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what are the '98 users in the other sub-forum doing about it?

MDGx made a patch for Windows 2000 that delivers the update via the registry. I understand that the settings (in the .reg file contained in the update) are taken from an up-to-date Windows XP SP3 Pro.

The update is here:

Time Zone update (Windows 2k)

(and also, separately: Time Zone update (Windows 9x))

More information here:

Windows 2000/XP DST Update ReadMe

MSFN (9x forum)

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MDGx made a patch for Windows 2000 that delivers the update via the registry. I understand that the settings (in the .reg file contained in the update) are taken from an up-to-date Windows XP SP3 Pro.

The update is here:

Time Zone update (Windows 2k)

(and also, separately: Time Zone update (Windows 9x))

More information here:

Windows 2000/XP DST Update ReadMe

MSFN (9x forum)

Will look, thanks.

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Whatever secrets you might have accidentally gleaned about time zones, it's probable you didn't even know you knew them. That they were buried beneath layers of psychosis. :)

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  • 1 month later...

If you want to just use it right now, add it to an INF file, etc etc etc etc etc etc etc.

So I've replaced text from:

HKLM,"SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones",,0x00000012

to:

.... West Asia Standard Time","Display",,"(GMT+05:00) Tashkent"

i.e. [AddReg.Upgrade] and later is stil there.

And I'm using http://www.vorck.com/windows/data/fdvfiles.zip , just downloaded, most recently modified is hivesys.inf (21-09-2009)

That gives the following (no settings changed so I should be in NY at GMT-6 or so). What's gone wrong?

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