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Microsoft KB Archive/248940

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Documentation Error on the Microsoft Year 2000 Resource CD-ROM Cover

Q248940



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Windows versions 3.1, 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups version 3.11
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.51





SYMPTOMS

When you view the content of the Microsoft Year 2000 Resource CD-ROM, the Setup.exe file may not be available in the root of the file list.



CAUSE

This issue occurs because of a documentation error on the Microsoft Year 2000 Resource CD-ROM cover. The following text is the incorrect message on the cover:

For Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups version 3.11, or Windows NT Workstation 3.51:

  • Insert the Year 2000 Resource CD into the CD-ROM drive and start Windows File Manager.
  • In File Manager, select the CD-ROM drive, double-click SETUP.EXE, and follow the instructions that appear on your screen.



RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, obtain the November 1999 version of the Year 2000 Resource CD-ROM by calling 1-888-MSFT-Y2K. If you are using the November CD-ROM on a 16-bit operating system from Microsoft (Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11) you will be able to take advantage of:

  • You can obtain access to a static version of the Microsoft Year 2000 Web site content available at the time this CD-ROM was produced.
  • Year 2000 Updates for File Manager (Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11). For additional information about this topic, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Q85557 File Manager Shows Garbled Date for Year 2000 or Later

    . To install this update, view the following "Installing Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Updates from the November CD-ROM" section.

  • A "minimum" version of the 16-bit Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser program. This browser is made available to you in case you don't already have a browser on your system. A browser is necessary to view the CD version of the Microsoft Year 2000 Web Site.

To work around this problem if you have access to the Internet, view the following Microsoft Web site to obtain year 2000 information, updates, and downloads for the products listed at the beginning of this article:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/year2k

IMPORTANT: Versions of the Year 2000 Resource CD-ROM prior to November did not include the File Manager updates for Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups 3.1x, and versions of the CD-ROM prior to August did not include a minimum version of the 16-bit Internet Explorer browser. Also, note that the 16bit.txt file in the root folder of the November CD-ROM refers to a "Microsoft Outlook Express 5.0 Year 2000 Update" for 16-bit (q237823.exe). This update is not included on the November CD-ROM. To work around this problem if you have access to the Internet, refer to the following Microsoft Web site to obtain year 2000 information, updates, and downloads for 16-bit versions of Outlook Express 5:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/year2k

Installing Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Updates from the November CD-ROM

Windows For Workgroups 3.11 Update

To apply this update for Windows for Workgroups 3.11 apply the Wfwfilup.exe file:

  1. In File Manager, create a temporary folder named Y2K in the root folder of drive C. For example, c:\Y2K.
  2. Copy the Wfwfilup.exe from the Win30 folder on the Y2K Resource CD-ROM to c:\Y2K.
  3. In File Manager, double-click the Wfwfilup.exe file in the c:\Y2K folder to expand the Winfile.exe file.
  4. Quit Windows, and then rename the Winfile.exe file in the Windows folder to Winfile.old.
  5. Copy the new Winfile.exe file to the Windows folder, and then restart your computer.

Windows 3.1 Update

  1. In File Manager, create a temporary folder named Y2K in the root folder of drive C. For example, c:\Y2K.
  2. Copy the W31filup.exe from the Win30 folder on the Y2K Resource CD-ROM to c:\Y2K.
  3. In File Manager, double-click the W31filup.exe file in the c:\Y2K folder to expand the Winfile.exe file.
  4. Quit Windows, and then rename the Winfile.exe file in the Windows folder to Winfile.old.
  5. Copy the new Winfile.exe file to the Windows folder, and then restart your computer.



MORE INFORMATION

For more information about how Microsoft products are affected by year 2000 (Y2K) issues, please see the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/year2k/product/product.asp

Additional query words: y2k

Keywords : kbYear2000 win31
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW351xsearch kbWinNTW351 kbAudDeveloper kbWin3xSearch kbWFWSearch kbWin310 kbWin311 kbWFW311


Last Reviewed: December 16, 2000
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