From: Ree'sha [mailto:reesha@...
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 1999 8:53 PM
From: "Ree'sha" <reesha@...
I just received this and thought I should pass it on. Please
make sure you check ALL your computers. It's simple to do
just follow the instructions below.
Circle The Web Designs
Subject: Y2K Compatible.
Guess What! You are not Y2K compatible.
Every computer in the world using Windows 95/98 or Windows NT
has a small section that is not defaulted to a proper date function. It is
easy enough to fix and Microsoft says it can not imagine a way in which
it could be fatal. They advise they have corrected the issue in future
CHECK IT OUT...
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.
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 Windows 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.
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
showing and not two).
6. Then click on "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 rollover. How many people know
about it? How many people know to change it? What!! will be the effect? Who
But this is another example of the pervasiveness of the
problem. Now YOU know - PASS IT ON.
Article copied from Bleueline Magazine, November 99 issue.