Re: Y2k

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From:Alan Bright <>
To:"Betchley, Patricia" <Patricia.Betchley@59MDW.WHMC.AF.MIL>, "Histonet (E-mail)" <>
Date:Thu, 09 Sep 1999 16:59:07 +0100
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Dear Patricia,

What if your short date option does not give yyyy as an option?

This is only available in the long date.

Best Regards

Alan Bright
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From: Betchley, Patricia <Patricia.Betchley@59MDW.WHMC.AF.MIL>
To: Histonet (E-mail) <>
Date: Thursday, September 09, 1999 03:49
Subject: Y2k

>Just thought I would pass this on.
>Y2K Ready??
>Click on "START."
>Click on "SETTINGS."
>Double click on "Control Panel."
>Double click on "Regional settings" 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 Style,"
>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 the two Y' needs to be four!
>That's because Microsoft made the 2 digits 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 rollover 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
>shows, "mm/dd/yyyy" or "m/d/yyyy".
>(Be sure your selection has four Y's showing, not just "mm/dd/yy).
>Then click on "Apply."
>Then click on "OK" at the button.
>Easy enough to fix.
>However, every "as distributed" installation of Windows
>worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover...
>Pass this along to your PC buddies...
>No matter how much of a guru they think they are ...
>this might be a welcome bit of information!!!
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