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8. I/O Device Hacks > 84. Please Continue Anyway

Please Continue Anyway

You’ve seen the dialog box shown in Figure 8-9 pop up during a new driver installation: “The software you are installing for this hardware: Some Cool Device has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP...” Yikes! It’s enough to scare you out of hooking anything up to your PC.

Windows Logo certification warning dialog
Figure 8-9. Windows Logo certification warning dialog

To solve this problem, locate and download a Windows-certified driver from the vendor’s web site, assuming one is available. The risk of not doing so is minimal, but using a certified driver removes an element of potential surprise and disaster that may appear later on. Certified drivers will often be flagged with the words “WHQL Certified,” as shown in Figure 8-10.


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