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Chapter six. Adding New Hardware > Installing a New Peripheral

Installing a New Peripheral

In the old days, adding new devices to your system was a major-league undertaking—and apt to cause any number of new problems. Fortunately, those days are long gone; Windows XP makes upgrading your system extremely easy.

Installing USB or FireWire Peripherals

Most external devices today connect to your PC via USB; those that don't connect via USB typically connect via FireWire. Connecting via either USB or FireWire is an extremely simple operation that goes something like this:


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