Monday, March 24, 2008

Daylight Savings Time Patches to Fix DST Bug

Awhile back I reported (on my other blog) about the DST bug and how to fix it for Windows XP SP2 (with a patch from Windows Update). That was great for XP people that had SP2 installed, but what about the rest of us?

For all of you looking for DST patches to fix the bug on Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP (no sp2 or won't pass WGA validation, for some reason), I have great news...

I have found 2 free unofficial patches that fix the problem.

The guys over at have made 2 patches to fix it. I have used the 9x version on my own pc and I can report that it works, and works well.

These free unofficial patches are good for users affected by the DST date changes in the US, Canada, and Australia.

Take me to Win98/ME DST patch.
Take me to Win2k/XP DST patch.

Windows 95 users: I am very sorry, but there still isn't a working patch (that I am aware of) for your version of Windows. Reports say that Win95 is just too messed up to fix. You will have to change it manually from now on. If I find a patch, I'll be sure to let you know, but don't get your hopes up.