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fred3rd
September 10th, 2006, 07:58 AM
I finally cleaned up my computer room and made room to set up one of my Apple IIe's, a Platinum this time. The problem is my copy of Apple Works isn't 2K complient. It will only accept dates up to 12/31/99. Does anybody know where I can get an updated version?:confused: Also I have a lot if extra hardware if anyone is looking for something (fyi).:D

DoctorPepper
September 10th, 2006, 01:32 PM
I finally cleaned up my computer room and made room to set up one of my Apple IIe's, a Platinum this time. The problem is my copy of Apple Works isn't 2K complient. It will only accept dates up to 12/31/99. Does anybody know where I can get an updated version?:confused: Also I have a lot if extra hardware if anyone is looking for something (fyi).:D

What version of AppleWorks are you running?

Contact these folks:

tac@tmug.com

They advertise the ability to update ProDOS to make it Y2K compliant, and also to make most versions of AppleWorks Y2K compliant.

http://www.tmug.com/tac/

fred3rd
September 10th, 2006, 03:11 PM
I just checked, I have version 1.2. Judging by the hand written label on my disk, I'm guessing they were somebodies back up copies at one time. They came with a lot that I bought off ebay a couple years ago. I had (litterally) a truckload of hardware and no software.:wow:

DoctorPepper
September 11th, 2006, 07:53 AM
You should check with the TAC folks on the post above yours. They may be able to help, or at least point you in the right direction.

Bill_Loguidice
September 11th, 2006, 10:41 AM
In the mean-time, you could also roughly approximate the same dates and days, just with different years. 1978 = 2006, for instance. So to get today's day and date, Monday, September 11, 2006, you would do Monday, September 11, 1978.

carlsson
September 11th, 2006, 01:52 PM
And if AppleWorks is picky about such early dates, you can try 1989 or 1995. If you reset the clock to 1989, it will run correctly for 1.5 years (until Leap Day 2008.).

DoctorPepper
September 11th, 2006, 01:54 PM
In the mean-time, you could also roughly approximate the same dates and days, just with different years. 1978 = 2006, for instance. So to get today's day and date, Monday, September 11, 2006, you would do Monday, September 11, 1978.

Heh, kind of like what I have to do with my TRS-80 Model 10x's. :-)

Geo3
September 11th, 2006, 04:10 PM
What are you trying to do with Apple Works? Version 3.0 was more stable that was until 4.01 and 5.1 came out.
Version 1.+ is Old.

Take Care

fred3rd
September 11th, 2006, 04:31 PM
I was actually using it for word processing a while back, but the incorrect date bugged the $h17 out of me. I was also using it for keeping a journal and inventory of all my apple hardware.

I just want to find some way to get y2k compliant with this awsome software. I'd even buy a newer version if I could find one reasonably priced.