Windows 95 with Y2K

I have been told that even if my 2 year old machine is Y2K ok, I still have to manually change something for the date to be set correctly to recognise 2000. Is this correct? If I DO have to change something, what do I change, and how do I do it. I am not a TOTAL beginner with win '95, but I am also in no way an expert. Thanks in advance.
anthonyfAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

satwaCommented:
If you have to change sometime, then your computer is not
Y2K ready.

Many computers are passed off as Y2K ok, because you are supposed to be able to make them work after, Jan. 1, 1999
by manually changing the time and date in BIOS to 01-01-
2000.

But they are not Y2K ready if they will not do this on their own.

A simple test.

Go to the C:\>prompt and type: DATE and press enter.

Type in the date: 12-31-1999 and press enter.

Next at the C:\>prompt type: TIME  and press enter.

Type in the time:11:59p and press enter.

Shut your computer down, turn off the power.

Wait 5 minuites, turn your comoputer back on.

Go to the C:\>prompt and type: DATE and press enter.

IF YOU DO NOT SEE 01-01-2000, THEN YOUR COMPUTER IS
NOT Y2K READY.

IF IT IS NOT YOU CAN RECTIFY THIS BY GETTING YOURSELF A
Y2K BIOS UPGRADE FROM THE MANUFACTURER OF YOUR
MOTHERBOARD.

If your vendor dioes not have a BIOS upgrade, you can get
yourself a Y2K bios CARD for your computer from UNICORE
at:
http://www.unicore.com//
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
satwaCommented:
Microsoft have a Y2K patch for Windows 95 operating
system only that can be downloaded from their site at:
http://www.microsoft.com/

Select Y2K and then select Y2K Patch for Windows 95.

This will only make Windows 95 Y2K compliant, it will not
make your computer Y2K ready.
0
anthonyfAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much. So, if my computer is perfectly fine for Y2K, there is no need to manually do anything?
0
The Ultimate Tool Kit for Technolgy Solution Provi

Broken down into practical pointers and step-by-step instructions, the IT Service Excellence Tool Kit delivers expert advice for technology solution providers. Get your free copy for valuable how-to assets including sample agreements, checklists, flowcharts, and more!

satwaCommented:
That is correct.

If your computer is fine for Y2K, there is NO manual action
required by you.
0
anthonyfAuthor Commented:
Thanks again. Much appreciated.
0
satwaCommented:
yOU ARE WELCOME.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Hardware

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.