A DST update for Morocco Ramadan for the year 2014 is available

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 8.1 EnterpriseWindows 8.1 Pro


After you install the Fix it solution that is provided in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 2974661 on a Windows 8.1-based or Windows Server 2012 R2-based computer, the date on which the system is set to transition out of the Ramadan observation period for 2014 in Morocco may be incorrect. The date may be set to July 29 at 2 A.M. instead of the expected date of August 2 at 2 A.M.

This problem occurs because of a date issue in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 that causes the "Ramadan end" date setting to be overwritten.

Update information

A supported update is available from Microsoft Support. Users must install this update before July 29, 2014 in order to have the correct date set to transition from the Ramadan observation period back to standard daylight saving time for 2014 in Morocco.

Microsoft Download Center

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
Operating systemUpdate
All supported x86-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the update package now.
All supported x64-based versions of Windows 8.1Download Download the update package now.
All supported versions of Windows Server 2012 R2Download Download the update package now.
Release Date: July 16, 2014

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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To apply this update, you must first have update 2919355 installed in Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any previously released update.


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


For more information about the Morocco Ramadan Fix it solution, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2974661 2014 - Morocco Ramadan DST changes - Fix it solutions
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