Installing and Configuring Hardware

Virtually all hardware made for use by a Windows computer is now Plug and Play (PnP) compatible. PnP installation means that Windows detects the device during startup, installs the correct software drivers (which might need to be installed prior to connecting or installing the device), and configures the device for correct operation. PnP installations can be performed by all versions of Windows covered on the A+ Certification Operating Systems Exam except Windows NT 4.0. Windows NT 4.0 hardware installations vary with the device, but typically use one of the following methods:

  • A setup program included on the driver disk or CD can be used to install the driver.

  • The System Control dialog box can also be used to ...

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