We've not done any DOS updates since the early 90's -- so there is not fix
for your problem.
I'm not sure why it would work better on DOS 6.22 than Win98. One thing you
might want to try is to change the Date Format under the Regional settings
(to a four digit dateC).
1. Go to the CONTROL Panel.
2. Choose REGIONAL SETTINGS.
3. Choose the DATE tab.
4. Set both the SHORT and LONG date formats to 4 digit year.
At 05:54 PM 1/4/2000 +0200, you wrote:
>I've been happily using askSam version 5.0a for many years.
>At the beginning I tried several date formats, but eventually for most
>purposes the only practicable one was dd Mmmm yyyy. I was not
>too happy with it, because it took up a lot of room on the page,
>especially with the months with longer names like September or
>December. But none of the fixed-length date formats had a four-
>digit year, and I foresaw problems when the year showed up as 00.
>In some files I used the YY-MM-DD format, and just typed 19
>before pressing Alt-D for the rest of the date.
>A few months ago I tested it on my old 386 SX16 running MS-DOS
>6.22. I advanced the CMOS date by 4 years, created a test file,
>entered dates in a variety of formats, and it all seemed to work.
>But a few weeks ago that machine died (or the CMOS battery,
>which was soldered to the motherboard, did). My new machine,
>which runs Windows 98, caused problems, however.
>Pressing Alt-D in the usual format brings a date with the year 1100.
>If I use the YY-MM-DD format, and type 20 at the beginning, the
>year comes out as 20100.
>While it is a relatively minor inconvenience, and it seems I will have
>to type dates in full in future, I am curious about why it seemed to
>work OK with MS-DOS 6.22, but does not work with Windows 98.
>Is there any fix for old versions like 5.0?
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