How do I make Windows 98 Y2K compliant?

Question

I got a E mail from a friend who said in regional Settings click on date tab short date it should be mm/dd/yyyy or you will have year 2000 rollover problem's is this a good setting to check? and is it correct?

thank's stan

Answer

This question was answered on August 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft has this to say:

Regional Settings Date/Time Picker: If Regional Settings in the control panel is set to use two-digit years, then the date/time picker function may not return the proper date Only two digits are accepted at a time To ensure proper handling of dates, the user can either set Regional Settings to four-digit date handling or download the Windows 98 Year 2000 Update

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INSTALLATION OF WINDOWS 98 YEAR 2000 UPDATES

Windows 98 users:

Please start the Windows Update service from the link on the Start menu This will prompt you to install the appropriate year 2000 updates for your Windows 98 system

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on August 22, 1999