2000 (Y2K) Computer Problem
Check your Hardware, BIOS, and Software
Jefferson H.S. Technology Committee. Updated December 29, 1999
In general you need to check the web sites for you PC hardware vendor (HP, Compaq, Dell, Packard Bell, etc.) and your software vendors (Clarisworks, Quicken, Microsoft, Norton, etc.), You may have to download software fixes there too. If you did not register your software, or are using copies, you have not be able to update your software. This is another good reason why you should purchase your own software and register it.
Regarding operating systems (OS), Macs built after 1984 are compliant. For PCs with Windows, Microsoft has also prepared a video "Is your computer prepared for the year 2000?", which features well-known host Bill Nye the Science Guy, and industry experts. The video is available for rental free-of-charge at 4300 Blockbuster Video locations throughout the United States. Finally, check the home page for other MS 2000 resources.
If you have a Y2K web site that you would like to suggest, please e-mail the URL. Thanks.
RELATED WEB SITES
Year 2000.com includes articles, software testers and links to several useful resources.
BIOS Upgrades and more software testers for Windows and DOS computers.
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