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Windows 98, ME DST Patch

by Steve Wiseman on February 8, 2007 · 2 comments

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I would have never thought we would have gotten so many emails for a Windows 98 DST Patch.

If you missed it, we have created an unofficial patch for Windows 2000 that updates it to the new Daylight Saving Time enacted here in the United States. Microsoft is not providing one since Windows 2000 is no longer supported.

Well, over the last week we have received over 500 emails asking for a Windows 98 patch. Many people are still using 98 as a fax server, print server, or just a simple workstation. So…we figured why not make a patch? Testing on Windows ME gave me the willies, but other than that it is not much different than Win NT/XP/2003

The registry keys are a little different. For example, a simple one is \Windows\ is used instead of \Windows NT\

They also shortened the name of the time zones, in Win9x, so “Central Standard Time” is only “Central”.

Daylight saving time is simply broken in Windows 95, so I wouldn’t even bother trying to apply the patch to these systems.

The patch can be called from the command line with these parameters (That way you can put it in a logon script):

/QINSTALL – Silent Install

/QUNINSTALL – Silent Uninstall

Windows 98 DST Patch

To get your hands on it, visit our downloads section

For those that are interested, here is the source for the registry changes – In Delphi Object Pascal

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Francois Blawat March 9, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Hello,

Will there be any further updates for the Windows 98 DST patch similar to the Windows 2000 DST patch? I noticed that Microsoft has released another DST patch for Windows XP again.

Thanks.

2 Steve Wiseman March 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

No. We are no longer updating the 98 DST patch. Lack of compiler tools that fit into our dev chain is the biggest reason why.

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