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RE: Y2K TIP...No JOKE!
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: Y2K TIP...No JOKE!
- From: "Ken Clark" <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Aug 1999 09:03:31 -0500
- Importance: Normal
- In-reply-to: <NCBBJBHHPKAOELDDHDMCIEIECCAA.firstname.lastname@example.org>
John, I am sending this to support since it is of general interest.
This is all "true", but doesn't have much to do with the Y2K bug. The Y2K
bug has to do with how dates are *stored*. The "Regional Settings" dialog
has to do with how dates are *formatted*. You will note there is both a
short date and long date format. An application using the short date format
will show the year as 00, just like your credit card. If the long format is
chosen by the program, it will display as 2000. Either way, the program
will store the right date, sort it in the right order, etc etc.
In short, don't mess with your regional settings.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John McLaurin Earthlink [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 19, 1999 9:16 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
> Subject: FW: Y2K TIP...No JOKE!
> Hey Buds, don't know if this has any truth to it..but thought you might
> know for sure. If so please advise.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Elmer & Gloria Whitchurch [mailto:GLORIEL@prodigy.net]
> Sent: Saturday, July 24, 1999 5:13 PM
> To: Pam Chapman
> Subject: Fw: Y2K TIP...No JOKE!
> >This Y2K tip was sent to me today. I checked my computer and sure
> >enough, it was set for the two digit year. I have changed it now. Maybe
> >we should all forward this information to everyone we know. It's worth a
> >try if it helps us roll our PCs over from 00 to 2000.
> >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 both of my computers 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.
> >I submit the following for your consideration:
> >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 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 showing, >> not two)
> >7. Then click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" at the bottom. Done.
> >Easy enough to fix. However, every single installation of Windows
> >worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover
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