Year 2000 Updates for Windows 95 and 98

We are pleased to announce that the Year 2000 Updates (Y2K patches) for English Windows 95 and Windows 98 are now available on all centrally-administered file servers. These Year 2000 updates are provided by Microsoft Corporation and help resolve those known year 2000 issues for Windows 95 and 98 operating systems. For more information about the year 2000 problems regarding Microsoft products, please visit the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com/year2000.
 

English Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

I. Installation Notes

A. System Requirements

You need 10 MB free disk space to install the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update. The Installation of Internet Explorer Service pack 2 (not necessary for all systems), if selected, will require approximately 80 MB free disk space.
 

B. This Year 2000 Update is for Windows 95 only

Users must note that Windows 95 Year 2000 Update is not for use on computers running Windows 98, Windows NT, or Windows 2000. For international versions of Windows 95, the suitable language version for your location must be downloaded and installed.

C. Before You Install the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

Because the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update will overwrite your system files and require you to restart your computer after the installation, you should first save and close all documents and  programs before proceeding to install the Update.

D. Anti-virus software and Installing the Year 2000 Update

Because the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update overwrites some system files it is recommended that you disable any anti-virus software that is running. If you choose not to disable this software please accept the changes made to the Command.com file when prompted by the anti-virus software during installation of the Update or after restarting your computer.

II. Updating Microsoft Internet Explorer

Windows 95 Year 2000 Update will check your system for Microsoft Internet Explorer. When a version of Internet Explorer prior to version 4.01 Service Pack 2 is detected, you will see a message explaining that it is necessary to install Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 to correct several minor year 2000 issues. If Internet Explorer version 4.01 Service Pack 2 or a later version of Internet Explorer has already been used, updating of the Internet Explorer components will not be required. For more information about Microsoft Internet Explorer and its year 2000 issues, please refer to http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/default.htm.

Note: The download time for Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2 can be about 2 hours for a Standard installation, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Note: During the setup of Internet Explorer 4.01 Service Pack 2, if you choose the Installation Option "Browser Only Installation" rather than the default "Standard Installation", the files for correcting the year 2000 issues will not be installed. Instead, the "Browser Only Installation" will only install a subset of the entire Internet Explorer Service Pack and will not update your system for the year 2000 issues. You should therefore choose either the default Installation Option of the "Standard Installation" or choose the "Full Installation" to ensure proper installation of all the updates.

III. Installation Instructions

A. If you don't have Internet Explorer installed

1. Double click the "HKUWIN - Central Network Services" icon, select "Install Software on PC" and then "Install Y2K Patch for Windows 9X" .

2. Double click the "Windows 95 (English) Y2k update" icon.

3. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

B. If you have a version of Internet Explorer prior to version 4.01 Service Pack 2 installed

1. Double click the "HKUWIN - Central Network Services" icon, select "Install Software on PC" and then "Install Y2K Patch for Windows 9X" .

2. Double click the "Windows 95 (English) Y2k update" icon.

3. A message will be displayed asking whether you want to install Internet Explorer Service Pack 2.

4. Click on the 'OK' button.

5. Select 'Install' when it asks for the 'Download Options'.

6. Select ' Standard Installation' when it asks for 'Installation Option'.

7. Select 'No' when it asks for 'Windows Desktop Update'

8. Select 'Hong Kong' when it asks for 'Active Channel Selection'.

9. Select your folder where IE is installed when it asks for 'Destination Folder'.

10. Select the default setting when it asks for 'Download Sites'.

11. Your computer will be restarted when the installation is complete.

English Windows 98 Year 2000 Update

Installation Instructions

1. Double click the "HKUWIN - Central Network Services" icon, select "Install Software on PC" and then "Install Y2K Patch for Windows 9X" .

2. Double click the icon "Windows 98 Y2k update".

3. The Internet Explorer will be invoked. Click the URL link PRODUCT UPDATES in the Internet Explorer.

4. A dialog box titled 'Windows Update' appears. Click the 'Yes' button to continue.


 

5. A list of Windows update software is shown. Scroll to the option 'Windows 98 Year 2000 Update', click the checkbox beside to select it and then click the blue 'Download' arrow button on the top right hand corner to continue with the installation.


 

6. A Download Checklist appears. Read and follow Instructions 1 to 3 and then press the 'Start Download' button to continue.


 

7. Press the 'Yes' button to accept the License Agreement and to start the download process.


 

8. An Installation Summary dialog appears when the update is complete. Check for successful installation and then press the 'OK' button to continue.


 

9. A dialog box which asks 'Do you want to restart now?' appears. Press the 'Yes' button to restart the PC to activate the Windows 98 Y2k update.

IMPORTANT: Save and Close all applications before pressing the Restart button to restart the computer.

Should you have any questions, please contact Katherine Kwok (2859 2497) or the undersigned.

Vitus Lam
Tel: 2859 2484
E-mail: lsw@cc.hku.hk



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