An update that includes the new time zone for Libya is available for Windows CE 5.0


An update that includes a new time zone for Libya is available for Windows CE 5.0. The government of Libya has announced the following changes to the country's time zone definitions:
  • The Libya time zone was changed to UTC+1 for the duration of 2012. This change started at 2:00am on November 10, 2012.
  • For all coming years, summer time (UTC+2) begins at 1:00am on the last Friday in March, and winter time (UTC+1) begins at 2:00am on the last Friday in October.

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Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 5.0 Platform Builder Monthly Update (January 2013). You can confirm this by scrolling to the "File information" section of this article. The package file name contains the product version, date, Knowledge Base article number, and processor type. The package file name format is:
Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type
For example: Wincepb50-060503-kb917590-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 5.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in KB article 917590 and that is contained in the May 2006 monthly update. To resolve this problem immediately, click the following article number for information about obtaining Windows Embedded CE Platform Builder and core operating system software updates:
837392 How to locate core operating system fixes for Microsoft Windows Embedded CE Platform Builder products
Note This Windows CE 5.0 monthly update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:


This update is supported only if all previously issued updates for this product have also been installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:
  • Method 1
    On the Build OS menu, make sure that the following options are selected, and then click Sysgen:
    • Clean Before Building
    • Copy Files to Release Directory After Build
    • Make Run-Time Image After Build
  • Method 2
    On the Build OS menu, click Open Release Directory. At the command prompt, type the following command, and then press Enter:
    blddemo clean -q

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Article ID: 2795260 - Last Review: Feb 11, 2013 - Revision: 1

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