Telling Windows to use UTC
Posted on 2006-04-07
Ok..let me post this agin since nobody cares to reply to my question below...I have asked nicely but at least someone should have the nerve to admit that they dont know so I can move on...Am I in a wrong forum or what?? Why am I having the silent treatment all of a sudden? Care to explain?
I am dual-booting Windows 2000/Solaris operating systems and my INTERNAL CLOCK is set to UTC...by doing this in Windows:
(REG_DWORD = 1)
Also telling Solaris to do the same with a command..
The ACTUAL DISPLAYED clocks on both desktops are set to local time (PDT)...
But per the instructions, after telling Windows to use UTC by creating that new registry key, then after that, it says to go in the Date/Time settings in the Control Panel and CHECK the box "ADJUST TO DST AUTOMATICALLY".....
If UTC time is CONSTANT or does not adjust during DST....then why does the instructions say to check that box???
Heres the instructions for Windows below:
Here is a non temporary fix to this problem (from Casper Dick's blog):
- tell Windows to use UTC:
Set the following registry key (it does not exist!)
HKLM/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/Control/TimeZoneInformation/RealTimeIsUniversal (REG_DWORD = 1)
In the control panel with Day&Time settings, check the "automatically adjust" check box.