It’s not quite “Y2K”, but it’s close. Are you ready?

Does anybody really know what time it is? By now unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard that in the United States we’re doing things a little bit differently. 

“Yes, that’s true.  But are you referring to anything in particular?”

In this case, yes.  I’m referring to the new, earlier start of Daylight Savings Time (or DST).   It’s starting earlier and ending later.

“Cool.  More sunshine.  But why should I care?”

Unless you’re already running Windows Vista, your computer will not automatically shift the hour ahead on March 11th. 

“Can’t I just shift the hour myself?”

Sure, you can.  But then a few weeks later your computer will do it automatically, and mess you up yet again.

“Okay Kevin – What do you recommend?”

Updates are already available.  You should make sure that your PC is getting automatic updates, and let the update happen.  If you’re an IT Pro responsible for a number of machines, you should also make sure you roll out the update to your desktops and servers.  You can also

If you have any more questions about this topic, or need additional resources, check out this site:

Note that you can choose information based on who you are (home user, IT Pro, etc.)  And if you’re using a handheld device (Pocket PC or Smart Phone), you also have an area there with information for you.

Here also is a good informational page:

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