Changing Your PC’s Clock for Daylight Savings Time in 2007

If you’re a Windows user in Canada or the United States, there’s a reasonable chance that you awoke to find your PC’s time settings wrong this morning. Daylight Savings Time has been moved forward by a number of weeks starting this year (to Sunday, March 11 2007 to be exact), and without the necessary updates, there’s a good chance that your PC is living in the past.

The issue won’t affect many Windows Vista and XP users who have been applying updates diligently via Automatic Updates, but if your patches aren’t up to date your system may be affected. Thankfully, there are quick fixes available to help get your PC’s time back on track.

The manner in which the fix for the Daylight Savings Times settings are applied depends on your version of Windows. Microsoft has issued a handy wizard-based tool that will walk you through the necessary download and making the changes that will ensure that your PC keeps the right time given these changes.

You can find the tool via the Daylight Savings Time Help and Support Center. Of course, if your clock is already telling the time correctly, then you probably already have the patch installed and having nothing to worry about.

Author: Dan DiNicolo

Dan DiNicolo is a freelance author, consultant, trainer, and the managing editor of He is the author of the CCNA Study Guide found on this site, as well as many books including the PC Magazine titles Windows XP Security Solutions and Windows Vista Security Solutions. Click here to contact Dan.