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From: Heather <>
Subject: [NYFingerLakes-L] Y2K FIX This one may be very Important.
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 14:23:52 -0600
My Computer was set up for the two digit year. I fixed the problem in
about 30 seconds.
Check this out.
>For those of you running Windows this is a fix for a small Y2K problem
>almost everyone should do.
>After running this quick little test, much to my surprise, I learned
>that my computer would have failed on 01-01-2000 due to a computer
>clock glitch. Fortunately, a quick fix is provided, should your
>I submit the following for your consideration:
>Double click on "My Computer".
>Double click on "Control Panel".
>Double click on "Regional Settings" icon.
>Click on the "Date" tab at the top of the page.
>Where it says, "Short Date Sample" look and see if it shows a "two
>digit" year. Of course it does. That's the default setting for
>95, Windows 98 and NT. This date RIGHT HERE is the date that feeds
>application software and WILL NOT rollover in the year 2000. It will
>roll over to 00.
>Click on the button across from "Short Date Style" and select the
>option that shows, mm/dd/yyyy. (Be sure your selection has four Y's
>not just two).
>Then click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" at the bottom.
>Easy enough to fix. However, every single installation (yy) of Windows
>worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover.
>How many people know about this? How many people know to change that?
>What will be the effect? Who knows! But this is another example of
>the pervasiveness and systematic nature of the problem.
>Please pass this on to as many people that you know who own home
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