Windows Mobile DST fix



January 16th, 2007

As you might be aware, Daylight Savings Time is being changed in the US and this is going to cause issues for unpatched gadgets and software.  For the Windows Mobile platform Microsoft have issued a patch but it's a hassle for regular users to install because you have to create a .CAB file. 

To save you the trouble, edgeblog have put together a .CAB file containing the patch.

As discussed here, the Daylight Saving Time change for 2007 is going to cause problems for unpatched technologies. Most vendors, including Microsoft, have released patches. One big area that is lacking is Windows Mobile smartphones & PDAs. Microsoft release a registry fix and instructed the carriers to push out a patch. Most of the carriers, in their infinite wisdom, have neglected to do so. If you rely on your Windows smartphone, you need this fix. Microsoft published the registry fix here. This fix requires you to build a CAB file and then install it. To save you the trouble, I have bundled the CAB file for you.

You can read the post relating to this patch here.

Don't worry about this patch containing anything nasty - I've checked it and it's 100% legit.  If you're worried about security, create your own patch file using the following info:

[Version]
Signature=”$Windows NT$”
Provider=”Microsoft”
CESignature=”$Windows CE$”      

[DefaultInstall]
AddReg = RegSettings.All

[SourceDisksNames]
1 = ,”Common Files”, , C:\My_Cabs\DST2007WM5

[SourceDisksFiles]
readme.htm = 1

[DestinationDirs]
Files.Common = 0, %CE3%
DefaultDestDir = 0,%InstallDir%

[CEStrings]
AppName = “Update for 2007 Daylight Saving Time”
InstallDir = %CE3%

[Strings]
NEW = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\60&Prime
ATL = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\50&Prime
EST = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\35&Prime
CTL = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\20&Prime
MNT = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\10&Prime
PAC = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\4&Prime
ALS = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\3&Prime
CHI = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\13&Prime
MXC = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\30&Prime
TJA = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Timezones\5&Prime

[Files.Common]
readme.htm,,,0

[RegSettings.All]
;GMT-3:30 Newfoundland
HKLM,%NEW%, TZI, 0×00000001,d2,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-4 Atlantic
HKLM,%ATL%, TZI, 0×00000001,f0,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,
0b,00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-5 Eastern US
HKLM,%EST%, TZI, 0×00000001,2c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-6 Central US
HKLM,%CTL%, TZI, 0×00000001,68,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-7 Mountain US
HKLM,%MNT%, TZI, 0×00000001,a4,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-8 Pacific US
HKLM,%PAC%, TZI, 0×00000001,e0,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-9 Alaska
HKLM,%ALS%, TZI, 0×00000001,1c,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0b,
00,00,00,01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,
02,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-7 Chihuahua, La Paz
HKLM,%CHI%, TZI, 0×00000001,a4,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0a,
00,00,00,05,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,
01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-6 Mexico City, Monterrey
HKLM,%MXC%, TZI, 0×00000001,68,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0a,
00,00,00,05,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,
01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

;GMT-8 Tijuana, Baja California
HKLM,%TJA%, TZI, 0×00000001,e0,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,c4,ff,ff,ff,00,00,0a,
00,00,00,05,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,00,00,00,
01,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
HKLM,%TJA%, Display, 0×00000000, “GMT-8 Tijuana, Baja California”

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