Microsoft says Early DST Could Cause Minor Computer Problems

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) - A Microsoft spokesman says the early daylight saving shift this year could cause minor computer problems.

Jim Desler says computer users should upgrade their software to adjust their time stamps and calendars. And he says it would be a good idea to double-check appointments during the switch as well.

The upgrade is available on the Microsoft Web site. Users of the latest computer operating software -- Vista-- don't need to update. XP users can get the upgrades automatically.

The change in daylight saving was made in a 2005 law and takes effect this year. It starts on March eleventh instead of the first Sunday in April, and it will last a week longer -- until November fourth

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