I covered the new daylight savings time changes at the beginning of the year, and hopefully you obtained the fixes recommended by Microsoft for your Windows based PC. This is just a reminder that the next phase of daylight saving time change will occur on November 4th, 2007. If you haven’t fix your system, Microsoft has provided a way to determine which fix you may need. On their site Microsoft states the following:

Beginning in 2007, daylight saving time (DST) will be extended in the United States. DST will start on March 11, 2007, which is three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007, which is one week later than usual (more details on the new DST start and end times can be found here). This results in a new DST period that is four weeks longer than in previous years.

Observance of DST, and “Summer Time” in much of Europe, is often different around the world; many areas, countries and territories shift their clocks at different times throughout the year. During these changes, clocks are usually shifted by one hour. Some locations follow a set of standard, uniform rules for the start and end dates of DST, but some locations determine the dates on a much more dynamic basis.

Unless certain updates are applied to your computer, the time zone settings for your computer’s system clock may be incorrect during this four-week period. In particular, you must make sure that both your Windows operating system and your calendar programs are updated.

Comments welcome.

Microsoft web site is here.

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