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

Note This update also includes an additional hotfix that corrects the historical time stamp data for Libya for all days before November 10, 2012.

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The government of Paraguay shortened DST in 2013 to end on March 23, 2013 instead of on April 6, 2013.

After you apply this update for the (UTC -4:00) Asuncion time zone, DST ended on March 23, 2013 at 23:59:59.999, and the clock reverted to 23:00:00.000.

Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (March 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website: 

Windows Embedded Compact 7 updates
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.

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

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