Important updateWe have received reports that Armenia and Ukraine have canceled their proposed changes. According to reports in Rada and Kyivpost, Ukraine will not stay on permanent summer time and instead will fall back to winter time on October 30, 2011 as originally scheduled. If these reports become the plan of record, customers in Armenia and Ukraine will not have to adjust time zone settings on their computers that are running Windows. This Microsoft Knowledge Base article will be updated when Microsoft has confirmation about this decision.
The native time zones for the affected countries will be updated in the next planned cumulative Windows time update in December 2011. No hotfix is planned for release in the interim. Users in these time zones should move to the following alternative suggested time zones:
- (UTC +3:00) Kaliningrad
- (UTC +5:00) Tashkent
A new time zone will be created for Ukraine and Belarus in the December 2011 Windows time cumulative update, which users can move back to.
|Affected country||Native time zone||Standard time||Daylight saving time||Workaround time zone (no daylight saving time)|
|Belarus||(UTC+02:00) Minsk||UTC+2:00||UTC+3:00||(UTC +3:00) Kaliningrad|
|(UTC+02:00) Helsinki, Kyiv, Riga, Sofia, Tallinn, Vilnius||UTC+2:00||UTC+3:00||(UTC +3:00) Kaliningrad|
|(UTC+04:00) Yerevan||UTC+4:00||UTC+5:00||(UTC +5:00) Tashkent|
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Article ID: 2625508 - Last Review: Oct 24, 2012 - Revision: 1