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Windows 95 Year 2000 Problems with DATE and DIR Commands

By: Arie Slob

Microsoft has released a Year 2000 (Y2K) update for the Windows 95 operating system. Previously there where only some small fixes available for the DATE & DIR commands (, but this update fixes many small problems.

For more information see Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

Microsoft has released a patch which fixes some problems with the Date and Dir command.

See Microsoft's Knowledge Base Article No. 182967 for more information and download link for the patch.

Several people have reported that the patch displayed a message about not being designed for Windows 98 and refused to install. However, those people were not running Windows 98, but Windows 95! To be more precise: win95y2k.exe refuses to install on any system running both OSR2.1 or higher and Internet Explorer 4 or higher.