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Re: Y2K

thanks for the tip. Made the change.

----- Original Message -----
From: bob <bobaxe@sbtek.net>
To: <nise@onelist.com>; <Hostatalk@onelist.com>; hosta-open
<hosta-open@mallorn.com>; Hosta List <hostapix@onelist.com>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 8:01 PM
Subject: Y2K

> Hello
> I saw this a few months ago and already set my computer. I am supposing
> it is right, it seems to be. Anyway this just came through the daylily
> robin and I am forwarding it here.
> Is Your PC Y2K Compliant?
> You may think your PC is Y2K compliant, and some
> little tests may have actually affirmed that your
> hardware is compliant. You may even have a little
> company sticker affixed to your system saying "Y2K
> Compliant." But, you'll be surprised that Windows
> may still crash unless you do the following simple
> exercise at work and especially at home. It's
> something Microsoft seems to have missed in
> certifying their Y2K compliant.
> Click on "Start" and then click on "Settings."
> Double click on "Control Panel" and then double
> click on the "Regional Setting" icon (look for the
> little world globe). Click on the "Date" tab at
> the top of the page (last tab on the top right).
> Where it says, "Short Date Sample," look and see
> if it shows a "two digit" year format ("YY").
> Unless you've previously changed it (and you
> probably haven't) it will be set incorrectly with
> just two Y's. It needs four! That's because
> Microsoft made the 2 digit setting the default
> setting for Windows 95, Windows 98, and NT. This
> date format selected is the date that Windows
> feeds all application software and will not roll
> over into the year 2000.  It will roll over to
> the year 00.
> Click on the button across from "Short Date Style"
> and select the option that shows "mm/dd/yyyy" or
> "m/d/yyyy."  Be sure your selection has four y's
> showing, not just "mm/dd/yy."  Click on "Apply."
> Then, click on "OK."
> It's easy enough to fix.  However, every
> installation of Windows worldwide "as distributed"
> is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover.
> --
> Bye
> Bob
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