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From:"Betchley, Patricia" <Patricia.Betchley@59MDW.WHMC.AF.MIL>
To:"Histonet (E-mail)" <Histonet@pathology.swmed.edu>
Date:Thu, 09 Sep 1999 09:34:17 -0500
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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's...it 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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