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From: "Renee C. Greene" <>
Subject: Re: 2000 problem
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 21:41:19 -0500 (EST)
MOST computers will NOT have a problem. Most software WON'T have a
problem - however, the more "sophisticated" - i.e. government and
large corporations who have decided to have CUSTOM software... well...
that's a different story.
If you want to find out what would happen...
MAKE a BOOT DISK. (If you don't know what that is - have someone
MAKE one for you (for and from your own system).
Drop to DOS (yes, there is a DOS)
Type in the word: DATE
Type in a date: Jan 10 2000 - and see what happens.
If your computer locks up - no problem,
reboot with the BOOT DISK in your floppy drive.
Again, drop to DOS and typein the word: DATE
Change the date back to the current date.
If this sounds like science fiction to you - forget it and
keep your fingers crossed. Heh. OR find a friend who wears
wire-framed glasses and a pocket protector.
(wears designer pocket protector)