Dates Handled Differently in XP Home?

Dan Shafer revdan at
Wed Sep 22 18:51:40 EDT 2004

A followup. We've now had three of my client's customers experience the 
same issue, all on XP. The code works fine on all other OSes on which 
it's been tested.



On Sep 22, 2004, at 2:25 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> Are there any documented or known differences in the way dates are 
> handled on XP or XP Home vs. other Windows platforms and OS X?
> My client has a customer who can't get our software to run correctly 
> on his XP Home system. The code that fails checks a code we generate 
> based on the day the code is supposed to expire to determine if the 
> code is still valid. On Win2k Pro, OS X, and OS 9, the code he has 
> been given works. On his XP Home system, it fails every time. If we 
> give him a code that expires the next day, it works fine.
> He swears the date/time is set right on his machine.
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