Re: hosta-open DIGEST V1 #584
If anyone is short of time, it might pay to read the following
before "fixing" the Y2K problem
>Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 19:01:51 -0500
>From: bob <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 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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