Everyone is always talking about the
Y2K craze. Well here are some options you have when considering
solutions for your PC. There are two different avenues you can
take. The long path or the quick and dirty path.
The long path may be the better of the two but is not for everyone because
it will take more knowledge and will take longer. This way will
consist of verifying that every piece of software on your PC is up to Y2K
snuff by either visiting the manufacturers web site or calling them direct
to get there Y2K statement. If the software is not Y2K compliant you
will need to upgrade to the next version that is Y2K compliant or get and
install a Y2K patch (if available) from the manufacturer, which is usually
Now that all of your software is updated and verified you need to
check your hardware. Check with your PC manufacturer and verify if
your PC is Y2K compliant. If not, they may have a BIOS flash program
that will update your PC for Y2K problems. The BIOS flash programs
are usually free as well. You will find that the larger PC
manufactures are usually on top of these issues and information can be
found on their web site.
Quick and Dirty
The quick and dirty path is much simpler. There are programs
available that claim to fix all these problems for you. A program
offers is a program that will fix your computers hardware for Y2K problems
and save itself to the hard disk in the master boot record. It will
also remain even if you format your hard drive. Most of these
programs are available for download and if you are satisfied with the
program, you register and pay for the software.
other programs that claim to fix all your Y2K hardware and software
problems on your computer. I tend to become a little more skeptical
about these fix-all programs. Although, they all come with some sort
of guarantee. Also, when looking through some of their web sites
they have references of companies currently using the software. To
my surprise there were a lot of big name corporations listed. So if
you trust in these corporation's IT departments, it could make you more comfortable
with the software.
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