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Office 95 Year 2000 Update

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Microsoft has identified a number of year 2000 related problems in the programs listed at the beginning of this article. To address these problems, Microsoft has released a Year 2000 Update for Microsoft Office 95.

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File Name:
O95y2k.exe
Download Size:
5.54 MB
MD5:
B9D77EC6E5D7A84043177B7880830C0A
Release Date:
11/02/1999
Language:
English (United States)
Popularity:
145
Number of Downloads:
648
Added By:
C:Amie on 20/07/2009 10:10:11 AM

Overview:

To Install the Year 2000 Update on a Single Computer
NOTE: Before installing the Year 2000 Update on your computer, you must quit all Office programs, including the Microsoft Office Shortcut Bar.
Double-click the O95y2k.exe program to run it, and click Next.
Read the "Addendum to the Office 95 License Agreement," click I accept the agreement, and click Next.
Click Update to begin updating your Office files.

When the update is complete, you receive the following message:

Microsoft Office 95 Year 2000 Update has completed successfully.
Your Office files should now be year 2000 compliant.

NOTE: It is not necessary to restart your computer after installing the Year 2000 Update.

During the patching process, a log file is created. The log file can be used to troubleshoot any problems encountered during the patching process. This file is called
95y2k_xx.log
where xx is a two-digit number. The first time the patch is run, the number will be 01 and will increment by 1 every time the patch is applied. The file is located in the following folder:
< drive>:\MSOFFICE
where < drive> is the drive letter where MSOFFICE is installed.
To Install the Year 2000 Update on an Administrative Installation of Office
Before proceeding, make sure that none of the Office files on your server is in use. It may be necessary to install the Year 2000 Update at night or during a scheduled maintenance period. If files are in use, the Year 2000 Update will not be installed properly.

If you are a system administrator, you can install the Microsoft Office Year 2000 Update on a network server that contains an administrative installation of Office. To do this, follow these steps:
On the Start menu, click Run, and in the Open box, type:
C:\Windows\Desktop\O95y2k.exe /c:"Offpatch.exe /a"
Click OK.
In the first box, type the path to the Office files
\\ Server\ Share\Msoffice
where \\ Server\ Share\Msoffice is the path to the Office files on the server.
In the second box, type the path to the shared program files
\\ Server\ Share\Msapps
where \\ Server\ Share\Msapps is the path to the shared program files on the server.
Click Update.
When your files have been updated, you do not receive a message. Your Office files should now be year 2000 compliant. After you have updated your administrative installation of Office, it may be necessary to do either of the following on each workstation that installed Office from this server:
Run Microsoft Office 95 Setup, and click Reinstall. The Setup program installs the year 2000 compliant files onto your workstation.

-or-


Run the Year 2000 Update on the workstation.
NOTE: If any workstation that installed Office from this server is running Microsoft Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0, you must install the Year 2000 Update on the workstation. If you do not, a file (Msjt3032.dll) will not be properly updated.
To Use the Year 2000 Update When Office Is Running from Compact Disc
It is not possible to install the Year 2000 Update on a computer when Office programs are being run directly from the Office compact disc (CD). If you are running programs from the CD, you can either:
Install Office and then apply the Year 2000 Update. -or-


Upgrade to a later version of Office that includes better year 2000 compliance. For example, upgrade to Microsoft Office 97.
To Use Switches to Install the Year 2000 Update
It is possible to use command-line switches when you run the Year 2000 Update. The following switches are available.
Command Line Function
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O95y2k.exe /q Installs the Year 2000 Update on your
computer in quiet mode. You do not receive
any alerts while the Update installs.

O95y2k.exe /t:<path> Temporary files used by the Year 2000
Update are extracted into the specified
folder. Use this switch if your Temp folder
is locked.

O95y2k.exe /c /t:<path> Temporary files used by the Year 2000
Update are extracted into the specified
folder, and then the Update stops. This
allows you to work with the Update files
directly.

O95y2k.exe /c:<command> Allows you to override the normal operation
of the Year 2000 Update. You can use this
switch, along with the /a switch, to
update an administrative installation of
Office.
To extract all of the individual files contained within the Year 2000 Update, type:
O95y2k.exe /c:"Offpatch.exe /x"
History of the Office 95 Year 2000 Update Patch
There have been several releases of this patch. If you downloaded this patch prior to December 1999, you may want to download it again and reinstall it to ensure that you are using the most current version of the patch. The following information documents each release of this patch from the most recent release back to the initial release.

NOTE: Because there are several versions of Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, please consult your product documentation to complete these steps.

To determine which version of O95y2k.exe you have, follow these steps:
In Windows Explorer, right-click the file.
On the shortcut menu, click Properties, and click the Version tab.
The version number of the file is listed in the File version field:

O95y2k.exe Version 7.0c3 (Released in December 1999)
This release contains updated versions of the Microsoft Schedule+ files Mstre32.dll and Mstrs32.dll. These files were updated to prevent a potential crash that may occur when you synchronize the calendar.

In addition, the English, Korean, and Simplified Chinese versions of Excel.exe were updated to address a programmability problem concerning the exportation of text from Microsoft Excel 95. The version of the updated Excel.exe is 7.0c3.

NOTE: If you are using a different language version of Microsoft Excel 95, you can install version 7.0c3 of the Microsoft Office 95 Year 2000 Update Patch; however, it will not update your copy of Excel.exe. In order to correct the programmability problem mentioned above, you must apply the Excel 9 Programmability Text Export Update, available separately.


O95y2k.exe Version 7.0c2 (Released in July 1999)
This release contains all the fixes included in the previous releases, and it includes the following updated files:
Mscal32.dll
Msspc32.dll
Msscd32.dll
For a complete listing of updated files, click the article number below to view the articles in th Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q222184 OFF95: Readme.txt for Office 95 Year 2000 Update
Schedule+

These files were updated to address an issue that might cause Schedule+ 95 to hang (stop responding) if the Microsoft Mail service is used in a mail profile.

Access

In addition, the Microsoft Jet file, Msjt3032.dll, was updated to address the issue outlined in this article:
Q235268 ACC: Database Created in Access 95 with Early Version Year 2000 Update Cannot Be Converted to Access 97
O95y2k.exe Version 7.0c1 (Released in May 1999)
This release contains all the fixes included in the 7.0c release, and it includes the following updated files:
Msjt3032.dll
Winword.exe
Wwintl32.dll
These files were updated to address the following issues:

Access

The Microsoft Jet file, Msjt3032.dll, was updated to address an issue that might cause Access 95 to crash when using a wizard.
Q238194 ACC95: Office 95 Y2K Update Causes Error in the Database, Form, and Report Wizards
Word

Word documents saved with the "Read-only recommended" feature in Word 95 can be opened when the TEMP environment variable points to a hard disk drive that contains more than 2 gigabytes (GB) of free space. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q173547 WD: Error Msg: 'Word Cannot Open the Document'
O95y2k.exe Version 7.0c (Released in March 1999)
This initial release of the patch includes updated versions of the following files:
Excel.exe (Far East versions only)
Jet 3.5 file fixes: replication, expression services
Mso95.dll
Msqry32.exe
Outlet.dll
Pp7trans.dll
Winword.exe
For more information about issues that these files correct, see the "Problems Corrected by the Microsoft Office 95 Year 2000 Update" section of this article.
Problems Corrected by the Microsoft Office 95 Year 2000 Update
The following problems are corrected by the Year 2000 Update:
In Word, the update corrects problems associated with entering dates that use only two digits for the year. After the update is installed, dates that use years 00-29 are assumed to be in the range 2000-2029, and dates that use years 30-99 are assumed to be in the range 1930-1999.

Microsoft Word 95 retains and displays custom property information when creating a new document from a user-created template. In addition, documents saved with Read-only recommended can be opened when the TEMP environment variable points to a drive that contains more than 2 GB of free space.
In Access, the update corrects problems associated with entering dates that use only two digits for the year. After the update is installed, dates that use years 00-29 are assumed to be in the range 2000-2029, and dates that use years 30-99 are assumed to be in the range 1930-1999. In addition, the update removes support for the SQL_GUID data type, and the stack size for the program has been increased.

Microsoft Access resolves two-digit years into four-digit years differently, depending on the operating system that you are using. If you are using Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, dates are converted based on the version of Oleaut32.dll that is installed on the computer.

For more information about Oleaut32.dll and date interpretation, please see the following white paper:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/year2k/white/auto.htm
If you are using Access with Microsoft Windows 98, the way dates are resolved into four-digit years depends on the date window that you set on the Date tab of the Regional Settings dialog box.
In PowerPoint, the update corrects problems associated with saving dates into earlier formats. After the update is installed, dates greater than or equal to the year 2038 are correctly saved in the PowerPoint 4.0 format. Also, presentations that contain dates formatted to display two-digit years and are saved in the PowerPoint 4.0 format will display the dates correctly.
In Schedule+, the update corrects problems associated with entering dates that use only two digits for the year. After the update is installed, dates that use years 00-79 are assumed to be in the range 2000-2079, and dates that use years 80-99 are assumed to be in the range 1980-1999.
In Office, the update changes the Find Fast control panel so that dates are displayed using four digits for the year.
Additional Tasks You May Need to Perform
If you have used the Microsoft Access Developer's Toolkit for Windows 95 to redistribute Access run-time files, you need to re-create your Setup programs using the Setup Wizard after you install the Year 2000 Update. This ensures that your custom applications contain the updated files.
If you are using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) version 2.5 or earlier, you should upgrade your ODBC drivers.
To check your version of ODBC, follow these steps:
Click Start, point to Programs, and click Windows Explorer. Go to the C:\Windows\System folder.
Select the Odbc32.dll file. Right-click the file, and on the shortcut menu, click Properties.
On the Version tab, note the version number.
If the version is 3.0 or later, no additional steps are needed.
If the version is earlier than 3.0, and if you are using Windows NT 3.51, you should upgrade your drivers. For more information see the following Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=http://www.microsoft.com/data/

System Requirements:

Office 95

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