Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Y2K Windows Fix
Re: Y2K Windows Fix
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:43:43 -0400
This is a hoax. If you do these steps it will not harm your computer, nor
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