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If you've put off hiring a Y2K consultant to analyze yourcomputer systems because you really can't afford it, it'stime to consider other alternatives. You've only got sevenmonths to get your systems in working order, and if your computershouse anything beyond basic word processing documents, you'regoing to need to delve into your hard drive to make sure all yourprograms are Y2K-compliant.

The good news is there are a number of solutions thatcan help. Don't expect miracles--these programs are designed topoint out potential problems, but they won't necessarily solvethem for you. In fact, once you've run a Y2K-analysis program,you'll still have a bit of work ahead of you: tracking downsoftware updates, deleting old programs and files, viewing andchanging dates within databases and spreadsheet files, and soon.

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