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Re: A Y2K Date roleover Fix For Win 95/98 Users

Date settings hoax...
text below copied from Microsoft Site

                      Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT Year 2000
                      e-mail hoax 

                      There is a hoax email in circulation on the
Internet concerning
                      the Y2K compliance of Windows 95, Windows 98 and
                      NT. There are various versions of this mail which
resemble the
                      text below: 

                          "Every copy of Windows will fail on January
1st unless you
                          it now, to fix it..."      

                         1.Click on “My Computer”. 
                         2.Click on “Control Panel”. 
                         3.Click on “Regional Settings”. 
                         4.Click on the “Date” tab. 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,
                           98 and NT. This date RIGHT HERE is the date
that feeds
                           application software and WILL NOT rollover in
the year
                           2000. It will rollover to 00. 
                         5.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. 
                         6.Click “Apply” and then click on “OK” at the
bottom. Easy
                           enough to fix. However, every single
installation of
                           Windows worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K

                         "Thanks and have a great day" 

                      Facts about Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT and

                           Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows
NT are
                           compliant assuming all recommended actions
specified in
                           the respective compliance documents have been
                           The steps above are not required actions and
do not
                           have to be performed in order to obtain
                           The short date format style in Regional
Settings is a
                           display setting only. 
                           Dates are stored and processed by Windows in
a 4 digit
                           format regardless of the short date format
style selected
                           in Regional settings. 
                           Customers can use the regional settings tab
to adjust
                           how the date is displayed (e.g. mm/dd/yy or
                           In order to avoid ambiguous dates, Microsoft
                           using 4 digits when entering date data and
expanding the
                           date field in regional setting to 4 digits.
However this is
                           not required to attain compliance. 

73 enjoy the new year
jim kd4hur
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