Microsoft Corporation on Monday issued a patch for Windows 98 that fixes some "minor" Year 2000 problems, including a very rare problem with systems that are booted a few seconds before midnight on New Years Day in the year 2000. Though the problems likely are small, it's a corporate embarrassment for Microsoft to have released a supposedly Y2K-compliant operating system in June to find out now that it's not.
The Year 2000 Update for Windows 98 includes the following fixes:
- Y2K fixes for Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
- A leap-year display problem with the Date/Time applet.
- A bug in the Phone Dialer applet that causes the wrong date to be
displayed in a log file.
- An XCOPY bug.
- Lagging IP lease date problems.
- Problems parsing dates with the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) library
for C++ programmers.
- Y2K bugs in older versions of Microsoft Wallet, an Internet commerce
component of IE 4.0 that holds credit card information.
- Problems with data access components (MDAC).
- Bugs in the Regional Settings applet.
- A WordPad bug.