• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

Key Points

  • Windows XP includes drivers for hundreds of devices, and you can download additional drivers from hardware manufacturers.

  • Whenever possible, you should insist on digitally signed hardware drivers that have been tested by Microsoft and certified as compatible with Windows XP.

  • Thanks to Plug and Play, most hardware devices can literally install themselves, although you might need to specify where the driver files are located.

  • Windows XP allows you to see all the hardware installed on and in your computer by using Device Manager.

  • Updated device drivers can add new features and fix bugs. Don’t automatically assume that a newer driver is better, though!

  • Windows XP includes a variety of troubleshooting tools to help you get back to normal if a new piece of hardware causes problems.

  • When you use removable devices, it’s important to use the Safely Remove Hardware option before physically disconnecting the device.

  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint