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From: "Barbara and Mario Martinez" <>
Subject: [ONTARIO-L] Y2K Correction?
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 13:43:44 -0900
Uh Arkansas hum.. no offense, but ..Hum.. given what Morgan Stanley has
stated, I think if the solution was that simple for most folks, it would be
a piece of cake.
Take your advise where you like, but look at http://www.zdnet.com/zdy2k/
Folks... this isn't a "sure" fire solution for some of you. The problem
isn't just in dates on the software... it is the BIOS. You know.. the
"thing" that makes your computer boot up? You can't fix your BIOS in
Windows 95, and you can't reconfigure your C-Mos in Windows 95 necessarily.
It isn't "just" the operating platform, it is a bit more involved for SOME
folks. Some of you may find you need to replacing a chip or two..
Now, Try this fix and then do the ZD Net on line test at the link above. If
you are set..
AWESOME. The type of problems you need to address is unique (almost) to
each computer. Further, you need to test
your system on two dates: 9/9/99 and the year two thousand. The old
"programmers" back door, was generally to re-set the system dates, to
over-ride security and "system administrator" garbled-dy gook on intranet
and internet and multi-computer systems.
Also, if you are a Win95, Win98, and NT user, you need to look carefully at
the version release you have. Microsoft has several technical FAQ's on the
subject, and the simply "long Date" solution is known NOT to resolve ALL the
Y2K problems on their platforms. Further, Win98, originally believed to
solve Y2K, is not 100% compliant... and you might want to look at their
sight for a more full discussion of the issue. And .. you Mac folks.. might
want to check Apple's page from time to time. You merely have a different
date of reckoning.
There are some other issues to address, but I will not comment much on them
on this list. However, I think it is no secret that recent mergers in the
software industry are indeed interesting, and are having an impact on
genealogists. And.. those of you with FTM are probably seeing the little
bugs. All I can say.. is export to the lowest level Gedcom that you can...
and get a hard copy.
The surest way to protect your research is :1) HARD COPY. 2)Gedcom export
onto three or four different formats (tape and or different diskett formats,
maybe CD Rom)
Of course, getting it onto microfilm is also important... and the LDS is one
of many ways to do this. After all, with a good magnifier and a flash light,
you can read all the film and fishe you want.. assuming that is something
you will want to be doing!
But, I think for some folks, Genealogy Gedcom back-ups may be the least of
our problems... I encourage you to look beyond the genealogy lists on this
issue. ZD Net is one of Many Many places where the problem is discussed,
by folks with a bit more qualifications in the field. Franks "World of
Windows" and many other discussion groups have reviewed many of these
solutions, offer additional solutions, and lament the lack of others.
Warmest regards for the Christmas season..as I understand that the Tropical
front in Ontario may be moving on..
researching Haney, Cosby, Outhouse, Maynes, Bush all in Ontario.
From: Blackadder Family <>
>Valorie Zimmerman wrote:
>> List, this simple, easy correction to your PC regional settings is
>> probably worth making -- [stolen from the Arkansas GS list]. You lucky
>> Mac users are already safe, I understand.
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