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An update is available that includes the 2013 DST changes for Israel for Windows Embedded Compact 7

An update that includes the 2013 daylight saving time (DST) changes for Israel is available for Windows Embedded Compact 7. This update changes the time zone data to accommodate the DST changes in Israel.

The government of Israel announced changes to the DST calendar that will take effect in 2013. When these changes take effect the new calendar will include 193 days of DST. The new DST definition is as follows:
  • DST will begin on the Friday before the last Sunday in March.
  • DST will end on the first Sunday after October 1.
Note DST will end on the first Monday after October 1 if the end of DST falls on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.
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Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (December 2012) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website: 

The kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


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:
  • 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.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Files that are included in this hotfix package

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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: 2785670 - Last Review: 01/07/2013 18:15:00 - Revision: 1.0

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