Will computer be affected if a non-compliant PART of a program is not used?greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Will my whole computer (which has hardware compliant and clocks compliant) will be affected by one part of a software program which is not compliant but which I never use. Like an old Word Perfect Program which, among other things, does spreadsheets which I don't use. Will that corrupt the whole computer come Y2K?
-- Jen White (email@example.com), October 02, 1998
My techie opinion is a qualified No. Generally, non-compliant hardware and operating systems can obviously affect applications, but the converse usually does not apply, especially for a reputable one like WP. (Maybe someone knows of an exception?...)
-- Joe (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 02, 1998.
A single PC (DOS based) application program, like your Word(im)Perfect program, should not affect any other operations or functions.
Especially, if like a word processor, you aren't using it.
Even if one program, like a spreadsheet, was affected (maybe because it uses a bad "date1-date2" equation someplace), a different spreadsheet, running on the same computer, isn't expected to be affected by the first spreadsheet.
If you have two "bad" spreadsheets, though, [Example: one for 1996 and a copy for 1997] you would have to correct both spreadsheet copies.
Fixing the first [1996.wk1] would not mean the second [1997.wk1] would work.
-- Robert A. Cook, P.E. (Kennesaw, GA) (email@example.com), October 02, 1998.