soporific, on Dec 4 2006, 08:19 PM, said:
But can i suggest a better name for the update --- it does more than update the USA Time Zone DST settings ... it seems to do the entire world!! People not living in the US might think its useless to install, but its not....
For example, the Greenwich time description is updated from just 'Casablanca, Monrovia' to 'Casablanca, Monrovia, Reykjavik' --- in fact this is what autopatcher looks for to see if the update is installed. I've called the update the "Unofficial 2007 Updates to Time Zone Daylight Saving Time Settings" --- I think having the word USA in the name would be a mistake. But this is a little thing really. Still, HTH.
While we're talking about time zones ...
For the Unattended Boot Cd for Windows 98se v4 that I'm working on, i've added the ability to choose your time zone before installing the OS. It's all done in DOS and i'm not really keen to include every single time zone there possibly is. The option screen is busy enough as it is...
I'd be interested to know if the list I have so far would be sufficient for most (if not all) the people that might want to use it.
1. I wanted to rename the 1st TZ update the way you suggested, but now that M$ released the new WA TZ update, each update needs to differentiate from the other by name, so I left in place the original names.
Please take a look here:
2. Time Zones selection from DOS, nice work.
Petr, on Dec 6 2006, 03:58 PM, said:
I have noticed this update this AM [released by M$ December 5 2006].
I have created 2 fixes for this: 1 for 9x + 1 for NTx OSes.
Please take a look [the 2 unofficial Q928939 updates]:
All 4 unofficial updates install all TZ updates from similar INF files [1 for 9x + 1 for NTx OSes].
They also delete the obsolete 2006 Australian Comonwealth Games TZ update.
All details at link above:
Max_04, on Dec 6 2006, 05:43 PM, said:
1) And these lines?
Can I leave them?
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\AUS Eastern Standard Time (Commonwealth Games 2006)"
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\Tasmania Standard Time (Commonwealth Games 2006)"
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\Cen. Australia Standard Time (CommonwealthGames 2006)"
HKLM,"Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Time Zones\W. Australia"
2) Can I delete all Dynamic DST values?
1. Those lines delete the obsolete 2006 Australian Commonwealth Games DST update.
The DST date + time was changed due to those Games only at that time, after which the "normal" DST date + time will be restored in April 2007, therefore these registry entries are not needed anymore after April 2006.
2. The Dynamic DST values are only for NTx OSes [NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista].
They don't do anything in 9x OSes [95/98/ME].