Important Y2K Message!

Karl Davies karl at daviesand.com
Thu Dec 30 08:46:55 EST 1999



Karl Davies wrote:

> I just received this message and followed the instructions.  I have
> Windows 98 and my system was not compliant!  Now it is, thanks to Jeff.

Turns out this message is a hoax.  See
http://www.microsoft.com/Y2K/hoax/y2khoax.htm.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

KD

> Please pass it on.
>
> Subject: y2k
> Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 17:18:19 -0800
> From: Jeffrey Cross <jeff at jplogger.com
> Reply-To: nefr-list at igc.topica.com
> To: nefr-list at igc.topica.com
>
> ***************
> Y2K Computer tip
>
> You may think your PC is "Y2K" compliant and some little tests may have
> actually affirmed that your hardware is compliant, but you'll be
> surprised that Windows may still crash unless you do the simple exercise
> below.
>
> Easy fix, but something Microsoft seems to have missed in certifying
> their software as Y2K compliant.
>
> This is simple to do, and VERY important.
>
> Click "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 Sample" look and see if it shows a two digit
> year format: "YY"
>
> Unless you have previously changed it it will be set incorrectly with
> just 2 Y's. It NEEDS to be 4 y's.
>
> That's because Microsoft made the 2 digits setting the Default setting
> for Windows 95 and Windows 98.
>
> 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
> into the year "00"
>
> Click on the little arrow button in the window across from "Short Date
> Style" and select the option that shows "mm/dd/yyyy" or "m/d/yyyy". Be
> sure your selection has four y's and not just mm/dd/yy.
>
> Then click "Apply"
>
> Then click "OK" at the bottom.
>
> Pass this info on to your PC buddies. No matter how much of a computer
> guru they think they are this might be a welcome bit of information!
>
> Jeffrey Parkman Cross   CLP
> jeff at jplogger.com
> http://www.jplogger.com
>
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> http://www.daviesand.com
>
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