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Chapter six. Adding New Hardware

IN THIS CHAPTER

Understanding Ports 154

Installing a New Peripheral 157

Updating Device Drivers 160

Solving Device Conflicts 161

Most Popular Peripherals 162

Working with Hardware Profiles 172

The Bottom Line 174

In the early days of personal computing (not that long ago, really), adding new hardware to a computer system was a pain in the rear. You had to work with jumpers and manually install device drivers and get your hands dirty with all sorts of system configuration files. And then, after all that hassle, half the time the new hardware still wouldn't work.


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