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RE: Need Y2K compliance help - late start (not S.E. related)

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Maybe a simplistic approach.  Reset the computer clock back a month.  After
the first of the year, there should be a lot of software sales for the Y2K
fixes.  I'm sure we'll know early next year if there are many problems and
computers need to be fixed or no-never-mind.  The media should be covering
the story but word of mouth is probably more representative.

Paul F. Blomberg
Phoenix, AZ
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From: Eddie Gonzalez
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Need Y2K compliance help - late start (not S.E. related)
Date: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 11:12AM

Hello folks.  I am assisting someone in evaluating whether their computer is
Y2K compliant but I am getting some confusing results from some programs.
The
Norton 2000 free download from the web indicates that all is o.k.  The Mcfee
Y2K Survival kit also says all is ok.  But a separate program (by Micro
Star)
indicates that the computers Real Time Clock (RTC) failed to roll over to
01/01/2000. A second program (NET 2000 Y2K Scanner by
http://www.suttondesigns.com ) indicates that several files of windows may
not work properly during y2K.  I only have the analysis version of these
latter
programs and as such to fix the apparent problem, I will need to buy their
FIX
version.  Compaq indicates that based on the serial number, the machine's
hardware is in compliance.

Q1: How can one know when they are getting ripped off by a bogous software
company or when the supposed reputable company doesn't do a good job at
checking things.

Q2: any free downloads anyone might care to recommend?

ed gonzalez