FIX: Daylight saving time changes in Windows Embedded CE 6.0

This article describes an update to daylight saving time (DST) settings in Windows Embedded CE 6.0. Before you install this update, you must have all previously issued updates for this product installed.


This update changes the time zone data to accommodate the daylight saving time (DST) changes in several countries in Windows Embedded CE 6.0. The changes are as follows.
  • Cape Verde Is.
    The display name of this time zone is changed to "(UTC-1:00) Cabo Verde Is."
  • Chile
    Chile announced a DST change on January 28, 2015. For 2015 and going forward, Chile will remain in DST. (No DST change will be observed.) Therefore, the UTC offset for Chile will be updated to UTC-3:00, and the display name of the "Pacific SA Standard Time" time zone will be updated to "(UTC-3:00) Santiago."
  • Fiji
    For the Fiji time zone (UTC+12:00), the DST end time is changed from the third Sunday of January at 02:00 to the third Sunday of January at 03:00.
  • Magadan
    This time zone (formerly UTC+12:00) is changed to "(UTC+10:00) Magadan."
  • Mexico
    The Mexican state of Quintana Roo has moved from UTC-6:00 to UTC-5:00 "(UTC-05:00) Chetumal." This time zone is newly introduced, and will not observe DST.
  • Mongolia
    Mongolia will observe DST starting this year. DST for Mongolia starts on the last Saturday of March at 02:00, and ends on the last Saturday of September at 00:00. The following DST rules will be observed.
    Time zone key nameDisplay nameDST startDST end
    Mongolia Standard Time (UTC+8:00) UlaanbaatarLast Saturday of March at 02:00:00.000Last Saturday of September at 00:00:00.000
  • Asuncion
    Paraguay Standard Time (GMT-04:00): DST end date was changed from the fourth Saturday of March at 23:59:59:999 to the third Saturday of March at 23:59:59:999.
  • Greenland
    Greenland Standard Time (GMT-03:00): DST end date was changed from the last Saturday of October at 23:00 to the fourth Saturday of October at 23:00.
  • Beirut
    Middle East Standard Time (GMT+02:00): DST end date was changed from the last Saturday of October at 23:59:59:999 to the fourth Saturday of October at 23:59:59:999.
  • Cairo
    Egypt Standard Time (GMT+02:00): DST was removed.
  • Istanbul
    Turkey Standard Time (GMT+02:00): DST start date was changed from the last Monday of March at 03:00 to the last Sunday of March at 03:00.


Software update information

A supported software update is now available from Microsoft as Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Monthly Update April 2015. In the "File information" section, the package file name contains the product version, the date, the Microsoft Knowledge Base article number, and the processor type. The package file name format is as follows: 

Product version-yymmdd-kbnnnnnn-processor type

For example, Wincepb60-110128-kb2492159-armv4i.msi is the ARMV4i Windows Embedded CE 6.0 Platform Builder fix that is documented in Knowledge Base article 2492159 and that is contained in the January 2011 monthly update.

Note This Windows Embedded CE 6.0 monthly update is available for download from the following Microsoft Download Center website:

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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:
  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.
  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.


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