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Chapter 14. Hardware > Hardware Connections

14.2. Hardware Connections

Part of the installation process for a new piece of hardware is ensuring that it doesn't interfere with any of your other components (see the box on the facing page). Fortunately, Microsoft's Plug and Play technology is designed to avoid such conflicts.

Virtually every modern computer add-on is Plug and Play–compatible. (Look for a "Designed for Windows" logo on the box.) Chances are good that you'll live a long and happy life with Windows XP without ever having to lose a Saturday to manually configuring new gizmos you buy for it, as your forefathers did.


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