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Updating Daylight Savings Time (Microsoft “Cancel or Allow”)

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I just woke up and remembered that it was the new updated daylight savings time. Since I'm Lazy, I didn't install the patch on my computers for the daylight savings headache. I thought it would be a quick and easy download. I should have known better.

I was given the official Microsoft knowledgebase link by my IT department and it looks like exactly what I need. As Kramer from Seinfeld (can I still use those references?) would say, "Giddy up." It seems I underestimated things. Going to download, I click on the appropriate link (even though they have two Windows XP versions, so the average user has to know which one they have - not likely). It takes me to a page that says validation is required. Now I have to get the validation program, Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). It would be an advantage if it didn't exist and simply let me download the update. I figured I'd give it a try though. Unfortunately when trying to install WGA, I get a message saying that it wasn't the most updated version and I should get that Microsoft's site. I think Microsoft should have given me that in the first place.

Frustrated, I just gave up. There's simply no excuse for Microsoft to make it difficult to update it's clock. I went for the simple fix that I should have done in the first place. I double-clicked on the clock and moved it ahead an hour.

Maybe this is the reason why everyone at work is getting MacBooks. I think I'll find myself voting with my money if I have another experience like this. I've had enough of Cancel or Allow (Quicktime movie).

Posted on March 11, 2007.

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3 Responses to “Updating Daylight Savings Time (Microsoft “Cancel or Allow”)”

  1. thats strange. my XP laptop changed it automatically.
    but i agree, microsoft isn’t my first option.

  2. Anon says:

    My freaking ibook didn’t update at all, so don’t expect a Mac to be any better. I guess there is a price to being Lazy :) did it affect anything???

  3. Lazy Man says:

    Nope, everything kept on chugging like it should. That said, I didn’t expect my spreadsheets or web browser to suddenly break down. They aren’t very date/time sensitive applications.

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