Daylight saving time (DST) changes for Chile, Turkey, and Paraguay

Introduction

Chile

Chile has announced a new start date and end date for its daylight saving time (DST) schedule for 2014. The new dates are September 7 and April 27.

Turkey

Turkey has changed its DST start date for 2014 to March 31.

Paraguay

Paraguay's new DST schedule from 2013, which moved the end date from the second Sunday in April to the fourth Sunday in March, continues in 2014 and onward until further notice.

Specific DST changes

More specifically, this update sets DST in these countries as follows:

  • Sets the DST start date for Chile at 00:00:00 on September 7, 2014 and end date at 00:00:00 on April 27, 2014.

  • Sets the DST end date for Paraguay at 00:00:00 on the fourth Sunday in March.

  • Sets the DST start date for Turkey at 03:00:00 on March 31, 2014.

Time zone key name

Display name

DST start

DST end

Pacific S.A. Standard Time

(UTC-04:00) Santiago

September 7, 2014 at 00:00:00.000

April 27, 2014 at 00.00.00.000

Paraguay Standard Time

(UTC-04:00) Asuncion

First Sunday in October at 00:00:00.000

Fourth Sunday in March at 00.00.00.000

Turkey Standard Time

(UTC+02:00) Istanbul

March 31, 2014 at 03:00:00.000

October 26, 2014 at 04:00:00.000

Resolution

Update information

The update that is described in this article is a cumulative update rollup that includes all previous Windows time zone changes. For more information about DST, go to the following Microsoft website:

General information about DST For more information about how DST changes may affect other Microsoft products, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

914387 How to configure daylight saving time for Microsoft Windows operating systems Note When you apply this update, you may receive a message that resembles the following:

Update cannot be installed as a newer or same time zone update has already been installed on the system. This message indicates that either you have already applied the correct update or Windows Updates or Microsoft Update has automatically installed this update. No additional action is required to update the Windows operating system.

How to obtain this update

Microsoft Update Catalog 

This hotfix is also available from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

Download help

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

Important notes

  • Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file. For more information about the most recent DST cumulative update for December 2013, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    2904266 December 2013 cumulative time zone update for Windows operating systems
     

  • 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:

    http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support

Hotfix information

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.

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, submit a request to 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 website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support 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.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 8.1

  • Windows 8

  • Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Windows Server 2012

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2

  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86)

  • Windows XP Service Pack 2 (x64)

  • Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

Restart requirement

You may have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any previous hotfixes.

Registry information

To apply this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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