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Surprise! Daylight Saving Pushed Back One Week by 2005 Energy Conservation Act
If you turned your clocks back one hour Sunday morning thinking it was the annual move back to Standard Time, all you succeeded in doing was moving into a new time zone.
The move from Daylight Saving Time to Standard Time doesn't happen this year until the first Sunday in November, instead of the usual last Sunday in October.
That means computer software, cellphones and other electronic equipment that is programmed to automatically change will have to be manually reset Monday morning back to Daylight Saving Time, then changed back one hour next Sunday.
President Bush in 2005 signed the Energy Conservation Act, which pushed back the time change in an effort to squeeze just a little more daylight ‚ÄĒ and a bit of energy savings ‚ÄĒ into the daily lives of Americans....
This isn't quite the case. Windows XP will allow for this new dating system with no problem, but Windows 98 and Millennium (you know that particular 1,000 year period that started in 2001 not 2000?) needed a program to easily change the start and stop dates of daylight saving time.
I don't know much about this site, but I know that I downloaded a program to do the fix for my Windows 98/Millenium machines (it appears that Windows 2000 needs the fix also), and apparently it works. I think.