Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Y2K Windows Fix
Re: Y2K Windows Fix
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 07:37:03 -0400
I do have to point out that if you do this, you should also notice that the
program also asks what years to assume the 2 digit date is between, and the
default is 1930 to 2029. The installation was not faulty. I am not saying
though that the following fix won't help.
Robert M. Lewis
From: Calvin H. Gray <405geezer@IGG-TX.NET>
To: SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU <SCOUTS-L@LISTSERV.TCU.EDU>
Date: Sunday, August 15, 1999 20:44
Subject: Y2K Windows Fix
>See the following message. Notice which great university is looking
>out for us!
>Calvin H. Gray
>Scoutmaster, Troop 405
>I used to be an Owl (WM-62-2-98 @ Philmont)
>Mississippi State University Class of 1966
>Credit for this fix goes to Lemond Irvin, Technical Support Staff at
>Research Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University.
>Here is the procedure just in case any of you have not heard of it yet.
>This applies to all Windows 95, Windows 98 and NT based computers.
>1. Click on Start, go to Settings and open Control Panel.
>2. Double click the Regional Settings icon and then the Date tab at the
>3. Where it says "Short Date Sample" look and see if it shows a "two
>digit" year. Of course it does. Thats the default setting for Windows
>95, 98 and NT installations. This date RIGHT HERE is the date that feeds
>all of your application software and will not rollover in the year 2000.
>It will roll over to 00.
>4. Click on the buton across from "Short Date Style" and select the
>option that shows, mm/dd/yyyy. (Be sure your selection has four Y's
>showing, not two.
>5. Click on "Apply" and then "OK".
>Thats it. Easy enough to fix. However, every single installation of
>Windows worldwide is defaulted to fail Y2K rollover. If you know of
>someone else who would benefit from this fix feel free to forward this