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Subject:Windows 95 and the computer's date From:Dominique Porta <dporta -at- SOCABIM -dot- FR> Date:Mon, 7 Oct 1996 15:48:48 GMT
Last week, I changed unvoluntarily the actuals computer's date from 1996 to
2096. As a result, none of the Windows 95 apps installed on my computer
wanted to work : Norton was keeping finding rare viruses in every part of
the hard disk, Robohelp was impossible to launch, etc.. : the nightmare !
Until I found out that the source of all my problems was the false date,
2096. After that, the developers of my company revealed that the 32-bit
programs were planed to waork until... 2037.
Socabim, Paris (France)
E-Mail : dporta -at- socabim -dot- fr