[time-nuts] Win XP and NIST time
Anthony G. Atkielski
anthony at atkielski.com
Sun Mar 24 00:28:37 EDT 2013
Jay Cox writes:
> I am a new member, in St Pete, Florida. I noticed that last week, my XP
> laptop had not updated at the arrival of summer time and I had to do it
The DST changeover times are contained in the registry. Each time they
change, Microsoft issues an update that corrects the times in the
registry. However, you can also download a tool from Microsoft that
allows you to edit the changeover yourself, available from here:
You just run this little program and it's self-explanatory. It lets
you update changeover times for any time zone.
I've been running XP for years using its built-in simple NTP client to
query the NTP server on my server, which in turn synchronizes with a
variety of NTP sources on the Net. It works extremely well, although
oddly enough, if I tell it to sync manually it seems to mess up
sometimes, while if I let it sync automatically there's no problem.
It's set to sync every few minutes, which isn't a problem because it
syncs against my own server.
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