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For those of you running Windows, this is a fix for a small Y2K problem.

After running this quick little test, much to my surprise,
I learned that my computer would have failed on 01-01-2000, due to a computer clock glitch.

Fortunately, a quick fix is provided, should your computer fail the test.

Double click on "My Computer."
Double click on "Control Panel."
Double click on "Regional Settings" icon.
Click on the "Date" tab at the top of the page.

Where is says "Short Date Sample," look and see if it shows a "two digit" year. Of course it does. That's the default setting for Windows95, Windows98 and NT. This date setting is the date that feeds application software and WILL NOT roll over in the year 2000. It will roll over to 00.

Click on the arrow button 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.)

IMPORTANT: Click on "Apply" and then on "OK" at the bottom.

It is easy enough to fix, yet every single installation of Windows worldwide is defaulted to fail the Y2K roll over. Now you know how to prepare your computer.


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