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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.
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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//
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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.
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anthonyfAuthor Commented:
Thanks very much. So, if my computer is perfectly fine for Y2K, there is no need to manually do anything?
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satwaCommented:
That is correct.

If your computer is fine for Y2K, there is NO manual action
required by you.
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anthonyfAuthor Commented:
Thanks again. Much appreciated.
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satwaCommented:
yOU ARE WELCOME.
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