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Re: More on Y2K



Gang,

Please see:

http://www.microsoft.com/y2k/hoax/y2khoax.htm

for comments on this subject from Microsoft ...

Dennis - N4NR


----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Welch <rdwelch@swbell.net>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, August 22, 1999 1:38 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] More on Y2K


> Hi Guys,
>
> Even if you have performed Y2K tests on your PC, and all looks OK, there
is
> one other thing you should do in your Windows95/98/NT operating system.
> Don't ask me about Win3.x.  I don't know.
>
> TEST:
> 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.  That's the default setting for  Windows95, Windows98 and NT.  I
> think this date is the date that feeds application software and it will
> rollover to 00 in the year 2000.
>
> Even though your PC is Y2K compliant, it may fail in some software if the
> above is not done.  I am not completely sure of this, but you should know
> it has failed in a couple of tests where the short date year was YY
instead
> of YYYY.
>
> 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
> just two).
>
> Then click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" at the bottom.  Easy enough
to
> fix.
>
> There have also been a couple of Y2K fix patches posted on the Windows
> 95/98 Download pages.  Those of you with Windows98 can select the Windows
> Update link from the Start Menu and get the update.  Those with Windows95,
> go to http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/default.asp and find
the
> download there.
>
> --
> 73, Roy
>
> Internet: w0sl@amsat.org
> Home Page: http://home.swbell.net/rdwelch
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