Time Zone - Restore Missing Time Zones

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How to Restore Missing Default Time Zones in Vista
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If when you attempt to change the time zone in Vista and either the Change time zone button does not work or you have missing time zones, then this will show you how to restore the default times zones so you can change the time zone again.
How to Restore Missing Default Time Zones in Vista

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If when you attempt to change the time zone in Vista and either the Change time zone button does not work or you have missing time zones, then this will show you how to restore the default times zones so you can change the time zone again.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Note   Note
This usually is caused by allowing some registry cleaner program to delete registry entries at the location below that it should not have.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Time Zones

EXAMPLE: "Change time zone" button does not work
Time_Zone-1.jpg
EXAMPLE: Default and Missing Time Zones
NOTE:
Left screenshot is the default list of time zones, and the right screenshot is one with missing time zones.

Default_Time_Zones.jpg Missing_Time_Zones.jpg



Here's How:
1. Click on the download button below to download the Vista_Time_Zones.reg file.​
download

2. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
3. Right click on the .reg file (on Desktop) and click on Merge.​
4. Click on the Run button in the Security Warning pop-up.​
5. Click on Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply the changes.​
7. When done, you can delete the .reg file(s) on the Desktop if you like.​
8. You can now change the time zone settings to your time zone.​
That's it,
Shawn


 
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Shawn Brink

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