Should I turn off my computer for Y2K?

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What should I do with my computer for Y2K?

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This question was answered on December 31, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

We have been getting many questions on what to do for the Y2K rollover, so here is a quick primer

If your machine has been tested and has passed all compliance tests, you don’t need to do anything different then normal You can leave your computer on or turn it off and it will perform properly on Jan 1, 2000.

If your computer failed the “transition or rollover test” (which means it is capable of registering the year 2000 but will not rollover on its own) we suggest you turn off your computer sometime on December 31st, 1999 and turn it back on Jan 1st and manually set the time and date This will allow your computer to function properly in the Year 2000 because you manually corrected the clock/calendar If you would like step by step instructions on how to set the date and time on major Operating Systems and computers go to: http://www.datadoctors.com/y2k/index.htm

If you have not yet tested the BIOS chip on your computer, you can download a free test program at: http://www.datadoctors.com/y2k/index.htm

For a compliance list for Windows based operating systems go to: http://www.support4free.com/y2kcompliancelist.cfm

THE COMPUTER CORNER RADIO SHOW – SPECIAL MILLENNIUM EDITION

Ken, Brandon and Greg will be broadcasting a special Y2K “Death Watch” show on Jan 1 from 1AM to 5AM Mountain Standard time We will be tracking Y2K events and stories from around the world and discussing what if any effect it will have on anyone Call us with your Y2K stories at 602.277.5827 or 800.564.5827 Listen on NewsRadio 620 KTAR (AM) or on the Internet via Broadcast.com by clicking here: http://www.datadoctors.com/corner/index.htm

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on December 31, 1999