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Using PC Card Devices

Almost all notebook computers now come with credit card–size PC Card slots (sometimes still called PCMCIA slots for their original use as memory slots) for quickly adding or removing devices. A wide variety of devices can be found on PC Cards, including network adapters, hard drives, SCSI adapters, modems, sound cards, video capture cards, and so forth. Windows Me works with the PC Card controller on your notebook to activate these devices. As with docking stations, Windows Me lets you insert and remove PC Cards on-the-fly (called hot-swapping) without rebooting the PC. Hot-swapping is useful in many circumstances, including the following:

  • You want to switch from a network card (useful for the office) to a modem (useful on the road).

  • You need to attach to a SCSI device sometimes, and an IEEE-1394 (FireWire, i.Link) device at other times.


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