• Subject: Re: y2k reflections
  • From: Pete Massiello <pmassiello@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 08:50:39 -0500
  • Organization: OS Solutions International

You can get this Norton 2000 date routine, that will intercept the BIOS request,
and when you look at the date, it will be 2000.  Its a nice (FREE) utility that
comes in two parts.  The first part we used to check the BIOS on our PC to
determine if the date would roll correctly and if 2000 would be in the long
format.  THe second part which we didn't need, puts  a line in your Config.sys 
to
intercept the BIOS date request, and issue a 2000 date.  This little routine may
help some companies that are strapped for cash to purchase new PCs.

    Pete Massiello

boothm@earth.goddard.edu wrote:

> Interestingly, I have a client that went the 28-year route.  As one can
> imagine any firm choosing this solution also will have lots of old stuff
> around including old PCs.   Did you know you can't set an old PC back to
> 1972; that they go reset to Jan. 1, 1980?  They didn't know that until
> last Monday.
>
> _______________________
> Booth Martin
> boothm@earth.goddard.edu
> http://www.spy.net/~booth
> _______________________
>
> DAsmussen@aol.com
> Sent by: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
> 01/10/2000 07:54 PM
> Please respond to MIDRANGE-L
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>
>         To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
>         cc:
>         Subject:        Re: y2k reflections
>
> Nina (has never capitalized the first word in a sentence like the rest of
> the
> civilized world) Jones,
>
> In a message dated 1/10/00 7:22:43 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> ddi@datadesigninc.com writes:
>
> <<snip>>
> > as a profession, did we make too big a deal over some things?  for
> >  example, when david asked about v3r6, the only advice he got was to
> >  upgrade to version 4 or date the machine to 1972.
>
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Pete Massiello
OS Solutions International
Phone: (203)-744-7854  Ext 11.
http://www.os-solutions.com
mailto:pmassiello@os-solutions.com


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