Dear Windows-Help.NET Subscriber,
Microsoft has finally posted the bug fixes for Windows 98, known as Service Pack 1 (SP1) to its Web site.
The updates have not been posted to the Windows Update site yet, but can be accessed at the Microsoft Windows 98 Download Web site.
Available updates are:
Windows 98 Year 2000 Update
This update corrects several minor issues associated with generating dates on your computer on or after January 1, 2000. They include the display of leap year calculations in some circumstances, entering expiration dates in Microsoft Wallet, handling of some date/time settings, and incorrect logging of on-line calling.
Windows 98 Year 2000 Update 2
This new update to Windows 98 corrects some minor issues associated with generating dates on your computer on or after January 1, 2000. It does not include previously identified issues, included in Windows 98 Year 2000 Update, and should be installed along with that update.
Outlook Express Year 2000 Update
Download this fix to resolve a Year 2000 problem with Outlook Express 4.01.
Internet Explorer 4.01 with Service Pack 2
Includes Year 2000 compliance and security fixes, improves what you see on your monitor, and resolves other minor issues. Because Service Packs are cumulative, this release contains all previous Service Pack updates and any new updates that are available.
Windows 98 System Update
This System Update includes features for networking, security and accessibility issues.
Instead of downloading these updates, you might want to order them on CD-ROM. Microsoft charges $5 USD for shipping & handling.
Windows 98 Second Edition Updates free for UK & Ireland
Microsoft UK is providing the Windows 98 Second Edition Updates free for customers in the UK & Ireland who have purchased retail copies of Windows 98. Customers who have Windows 98 pre installed on new computer purchases should contact their OEM.
To order your copy, you need to mail or fax proof of purchase (for the original Windows 98 retail) together with a form which you can find (alomg with more details) at Microsoft's UK Web site, or call Microsoft UK Connections on number (0345-002000).
For once it seems that at least some Microsoft users outside the USA & Canada are getting a better deal! (Windows 98 SE was released in the USA on the 10th of June, but carries a $19.95 (+S&H) price tag).
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