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Add/Remove Programs

The issue of adding applications to your system was discussed somewhat in Chapter 5, "Using the Windows Interface," and Chapter 6, "Organizing Your Work," in the context of running your programs and organizing your work. As you know, many programs come with their own installation (Setup) programs that handle all the details of installation, such as file copying, making Registry additions, making file associations, and adding items to the Start menus. You'll rarely add programs through the Add/Remove Programs applet. Most of what you'll use this applet for is to remove applications or portions thereof, and to add and remove Windows components, so let's start there.

As you might expect, not all Windows 9x or NT programs run perfectly under Windows 2000. A major operating system upgrade such as Windows 2000 comes with a few sacrifices, but the stability you gain from it is well worthwhile, I believe. Windows 2000 comes with an internal database of potentially incompatible programs and will warn you about likely difficulty should you insist on running such a program. In some cases, specific information about the program, the upgrade needed, and such is displayed. An example is shown in Figure 29.6.


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