Quick Tip to Update Your Computer for Y2K
[Chain letter - edited ver. by T-chan]
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On Wed, 11 Aug 1999 01:23:53 PDT email@example.com wrote to Erwin Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org) :
Y2K - PLEASE TAKE NOTE!
SOMETHING EVERYONE NEEDS TO DO TO UPDATE YOUR COMPUTER
For anyone who may not know this......
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. 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 the application software and WILL NOT rollover in the year 2000. It will roll over to 00.
HERE'S THE FIX....
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.) Click apply...
Then click on "Apply" and then click on "OK" at the bottom.
Easy enough to fix. However, every single installation (yy) of Windows worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover.
How many people know about this? How many people know to change that? What will be the effect? Who knows! But this is another example of the pervasiveness and systematic nature of the problem.
You may wish to pass this on to as many people that you know who own home computers.
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