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An internal function within Mfc40.dll is designed to add 1900 to every 2-digit date that is passed to it. For example, 99 is returned as 1999. If more than 2 digits are passed, nothing is added. Programs that use this function may incorrectly parse a date after the year 2000 (for example, January 1, 2000, may become January 1, 100).
This problem has been observed with the following applications:
Steps to Reproduce the Problem
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportIf you are running Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 3 or 4:
Instead of installing the latest service pack, you can find this software update at the following Internet location as Y2kupd.exe (x86) and Y2kupdax.exe (Alpha):
ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/usa/nt40/hotfixes-postsp4/y2k/y2kupd/To determine if a localized version of this software update is available, change "USA" in the URL above to the appropriate localized abbreviation. Click here
(ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/bussys/winnt/winnt-public/fixes/readme.txt)for a list of these abbreviations.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 5.