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I turned my computer off around 11:30 p.m. last night and waited for the power to go off at midnight. Not even a flicker so I went to bed. I woke up about 10 minutes ago so I thought I would turn the computer on to see what would happen. I held my breath and closed my eyes as it powered up. I opened my eyes and I couldn't believe it, I had my usual screen, everything looked great. I then clicked on to connect and held my breath again, it worked! I did not install any patches whatsoever, I was too chicken to because I was afraid it would screw my computer up. Anyway, hope you all have a Happy New Years Day, and now the fun begins.
-- Bardou (Bardou@baloney.com), January 01, 2000
Me too! I felt the same way about the damn patches cuz I just bought this a few months ago and don't want to wreck it with more junk (if it ain't broke don't fix it!). All is fine with Win 98 SE (so far).
-- Hawk (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Bardou, Let me say Happy New Years to you. Glad that your computer is still working in the New Year. You to Hawk.
-- (Sheeple@greep.pastures), January 01, 2000.
what amazes me is that this computer still works that I'm on right now- it's an old creaky 486 with Windows 3,1, etc- and we did nothing to it.......
-- farmer (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Thanks Donna, same to you. Another thing I just realized is that my puter is about 10 times faster on this forum now that all of the trolls are passed out. It was really dogging for a while there earlier.
-- Hawk (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Hawk, yes it's the same for me, the machine is non-compliant but there are no problems... :)
-- Crono (Crono@timesend.com), January 01, 2000.
Well I did download the patches and installed Norton Anti Virus.Well that screwed up my internet connection & caused a few other minor glitches so I was not a happy bunny for a while.But its now back to normal & I know I haven't got any bugs in the system. So a big sigh of releif.I know exactly how you feel !
-- Chris (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Mine works too. I was pretty nervous because all I did was the mmyy thingy.
-- Moore dinty Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Ditto here. Nothing done.. except changing the "surface" date back a couple of days. And here I am.
Is anybody but me having serious questions about their sanity and wondering how they can ever to do a risk assessment on anything as complicated as crossing the street without holding a big person's hand?
-- Linda (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
Before you actually use your computers with applications and data, I suggest that you review what the patches were intended to do. There is a lot more to Y2K concerns than power losses at rollover. Misbehaving applications, corrupted data, etc., come to mind.
-- Jack (jsprat@eld.~net), January 01, 2000.
just because your car will start, doesn't mean it will run normally
-- gary elliott (Gelliott@real.on.ca), January 01, 2000.
My ole 486 & Win 3.1 are working. I turned the date back a few years which will make my tape backups next time really wierd. I just didn't want to risk even looking at 2000 with a 5 year old 'puter. I realize I can't do date spreadsheet applications or do a good database but I'll get another machine sometime this year.
I am just so happy I can still get on the net and talk to you guys.
-- Sammie (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.
Hmmmm... I'm on my 1997 P233 now, which I think I remember running some downloaded tests on a few months back.
But behind me on the shelf is my 1994 Dell P90 which I ran the BIOS patch on at 5 minutes to midnight (after cowardlike setting the clock back from 11PM to 11AM to give me more time). It's still on but I haven't turned the screen on yet -- I suspect it somehow "knows" that I tried to fool it, and somewhere inside it kept track of the real date.
"Dave? Dave? You wouldn't try to change my date now, would you Dave?"
-- jor-el (email@example.com), January 01, 2000.
I left my computer running all night. Sometime after midnight EST I disconnected from my ISP when I realized there were no immediate global disasters. I was feeling wonderful relief yet I was still moving preps around for relocation to some other sites miles away. Then I started a complete defrag and later had some really weird dreams.
This morning I awakened, heard the gas furnace running, drew some water from a faucet and saw the comforting glow of my Optiquest V95 monitor indicating that the defrag was complete, so I tried to log onto my ISP. On the first attempt: NO CONNECTION! I wondered if my ISP had bitten the dust. But I connected the second time, so no big deal.
When I go back to work on Monday, I'm positive all the pollies will have their happyhappy-joyjoy at mocking me. I don't care. I've warned them far more about the coming stock market crash than Y2K. I shifted gears in mid99 because I became convinced that this current market mania cannot be sustained. The longer its postponement, the worse its crash. And Infomagic can take his wooden nickel to the bank.
-- dinosaur (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 01, 2000.