Re: reprint y2k fix

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From:"Liz Sabin" <>
Date:Fri, 13 Aug 1999 12:03:28 +0000
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Hi all,

Looks like this is yet another hoax.  Check out the following web 


> Hi HistoNetters-
> This is from a good friend of mine, and it seems like a very worthwhile tip.
> Although I can't say for sure, because I'm a Macintosh user.   I saw an
> earlier post asking about the Y2K problem, and I figure any help is usually
> welcome to keep our computers happy!  -Donna Simmons
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Everyone I am sending this to should do this.  It is a very simple fix for
> a date field on all Microsoft computers.  My three PC had the same problem
> because they all have Microsoft 95 or 98 on them.
> *********
>  If you are running Windows, this is a fix for a small Y2K problem almost
>  everyone should do.  Follow these steps, even if you have patches
>  established for Y2K for Windows, as this does not seem to be addressed.
> *********
> 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 computer fail the test.
> 1.     Double click on "My Computer".
> 2.     Double click on "Control Panel".
> 3.     Double click on "Regional Settings" icon.
> 4.     Click on the "Date" tab at the top of the page.
> 5.     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 Windows 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.
> 6.     Click the drop-down arrow to the right of "Short Date Style"
> 7.     Select the option mm/dd/yyyy.  (Be sure your selection has four Y's,

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