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Windows 95 Year 2000 Corporate Update Readme File

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The Corporate Update is a companion package for the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update provided in response to corporate customer feedback regarding the Windows 95 Year 2000 Update. The Corporate Update package addresses deployment and maintenance issues, insuring greater ease of administration. It also contains the Microsoft Dial Up Networking 1.3/Winsock2 Y2K Update.

More information on the Corporate Update companion package can be found in the section below titled, Windows 95 Year 2000 Corporate Update Readme File.

More information on the Microsoft Dial Up Networking 1.3/Winsock2 Y2K Update can be found on http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/contents/wurecommended/s_wunetworking/dunwinsky2k/default.asp.

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Before You Install the Corporate Update
Windows 95 Year 2000 Corporate Update Readme File

Before You Install the Corporate Update

Close all running applications before installing the update.

Note: This download is not intended for use on computers running Microsoft Windows 98.

System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 95

  • Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Update

How to Download and Install

Click here to copy corpupd.exe to your computer.

Follow the instructions on your screen.

How to Uninstall

Uninstall is not available for this component.

Related Information

For more information about Year 2000 issues, go to Microsoft's Year 2000 Resource Center (http://www.microsoft.com/windows95/downloads/Default.asp).

Windows 95 Year 2000 Corporate Update Readme File

Summary

This article contains a copy of the information in the Corpupd.txt file included in the Microsoft Windows 95 Year 2000 Corporate Update (corpupd.exe).

More Information

The Corporate Update (corpupd.exe) is a companion package for the Windows 95 Y2K Update (w95y2k.exe) provided in response to corporate customer feedback regarding the Windows 95 Y2K Update package.

The Windows 95 Y2K Update needs to be installed before installing the companion Corpupd.exe.

Corpupd.exe Supports the Following Install Switches:

There are several installation options available to advanced users when installing the Corporate Update. You can view these options at any time by clicking Start, clicking Run, typing corpupd.exe /? and then clicking OK.

To use the optional installation parameters below, type corpupd.exe <option>

  • /Q - Quiet mode (skips all user prompts) - Useful for silent installations in batch setups.

  • /T: <full path> - Specifies a temporary working folder.

  • /C - Extract files only to the folder when used also with /T - Allows an administrator to download files into a specified location.

  • /C: <cmd> - Override install command defined by author - Not used for this update.

Corpupd.exe Addresses the Following Concerns:

Confusion Regarding a Windows 95 Hotfix (172707)

  1. The hotfix registered itself to display in Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and QFECheck.exe. The Windows 95 Y2K Update supercedes the hotfix but did not remove the registry entries. Corpupd.exe corrects this by removing the hotfix registry entries that are no longer needed and removing the ability to inadvertently uninstall.

  2. The hotfix mistakenly copied command.com to the windows\command folder. Corpupd.exe corrects this by removing command.com from the windows\command folder. The Windows 95 Y2K Update correctly updates command.com in the appropriate locations.

Registering the Windows 95 Y2K Update so QFECheck identifies the install. Corporate customers requested that the Windows 95 Y2K Update is displayed in QFECheck.exe to easily determine that the Windows 95 Y2K Update is installed. Corpupd.exe adds the registry entries needed for this.

Confusion Regarding VDHCP.386

The Windows 95 Y2K Update included a Y2K compliant VDHCP.386 for "clean" installs of Windows 95 or Windows 95 OSR2.x. It did not include a Y2K compliant version of VDHCP.386 for systems which had installed either the Microsoft DUN 1.3 or Winsock2 Updates. A Microsoft DUN 1.3/Winsock2 Y2K Update is now available which includes a Y2K compliant version of VDHCP.386 for systems running the Microsoft DUN 1.3 or Winsock2 Updates. Corpupd.exe includes the Microsoft DUN 1.3 or Winsock2 Y2K Update.

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