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	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.

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