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6.8. Dates in Project Simulations Are Wrong by 100 Years

Applies to: @RISK 6x/7.x, Professional and Industrial Editions

I have a project that is scheduled for years ahead. I noticed that the dates are okay up to 2029, but I have tasks starting in 2029 and finishing in 1930 instead of 2030, and so on. Later years have a similar problem.

The issue here is what Windows does with two-digit year numbers. By default, years 00–29 are treated as 2000–2029, and years 30–99 are treated as 1930–1999. If you have Project operating with two-digit dates, 2030 will be set back by a century to 1930, and similarly for later years. To resolve this, you may need to do one or more of these:

Last edited: 2018-05-04

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