Subject: Fw: Fix Your PC for Y2K: No
CHECK YOUR COMPUTER'S DATE!
Someone was kind enough to send this
information to me, so I am passing it on. Perhaps you might do the same for your
I ran the test on my computer and the author was correct, Windows is
defaulted to fail the roll-over to Jan 1, 2000. But the fix is easy and you can
do it. It might save a lot of frustration.
TO TEST YOUR COMPUTER:
Double click on "My Computer".
Double click on "Control Panel".
Double click on "Regional
Click on the "Date" tab at the top of the
Where it says, "Short Date Sample", see if
yours shows a "two digit" year. If so, that's the default setting for Windows
95,Windows 98 and NT.
This date is the date that feeds application software
and WILL NOT rollover in the year 2000. It will roll over to
Click on the button across from "Short Date Style" and
select the option that shows, mm/dd/yyyy. (Make sure your selection has four Y's
showing, not two)
VERY IMPORTANT: Then click on "Apply" and then click on
"OK" at the bottom.
Now your computer will roll over to year 2000 instead
To notify your friends, cut and paste this URL:http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/4582/datchang.html
saves you the trouble later on ... pass this around to help the