SR - Fw: Quick Fix??
tmcd at jump.net
Sat Aug 14 12:32:38 PDT 1999
Thanks to the fine folks in Usenet newsgroup alt.folklore.urban, I got
pointers to Microshaft's Y2K page and subpages under
http://www.microsoft.com/y2k/hoax/y2khoax.htm, they have
* Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows NT are compliant
assuming all recommended actions specified in the respective
compliance documents have been taken. The steps above are not
required actions and do not have to be performed in oredr to
* The short date format style in Regional Settings is a display
* Dates are stored and processed by Windows in a 4 digit format
regardless of the short date format style selected in Regional
I am told a few programs may use the Regional Settings to control
their storage; I believe most do not. While Micro$soft recommends
using 4-digit years, that's nowhere near enough.
On that main y2k page, Microsoft has a link for "Microsoft Year 2000
Resource Center for Home and Small Business Computers". I suggest
going to it for some information. Less than one might like, but at
least it's some info, and with enough clicking (in a
of Microsoft products via
If you use Windows and it doesn't work, the Y2K readiness of anything
else really doesn't matter.
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