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After you run the Out Of Box Experience (OOBE) Wizard on a computer that has an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) version of Microsoft Windows XP installed, the Automatically adjust clock for daylight savings changes check box is not selected as expected.
This problem occurs if both of the following conditions are true:
The OEM has configured the Time Zone page to be displayed when you run the OOBE Wizard.
When you run the OOBE Wizard, you change the default computer name during the Windows XP installation process.
Service pack information
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) 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 tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 11-Oct-2003 00:44 5.1.2600.1306 536,576 Msobmain.dll
To work around this issue, use one of the following methods.
Do not change the default computer name when you install an OEM version of Windows XP.
Manually select the Automatically adjust clock for daylight savings changes check box. To do this, follow these steps:
Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Double-click Date and Time, and then click the Time Zone tab.
Click to select the Automatically adjust clock for daylight savings changes check box, and then click OK.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
The OEM can configure the Windows XP installation so that it does not display the Time Zone page when the OOBE Wizard runs. The Time Zone page permits you (the end user) to select the Time Zone setting for the computer. This page is displayed when you run the OOBE Wizard if the TimeZone=1 line is present in the [options] section of the Oobeinfo.ini file. If the OEM removes this line or sets the value to TimeZone=0, this prevents the Time Zone page from being displayed. For additional information, 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