Chapter 9

Configuring Hardware and Printing

In this chapter, you will learn to:

  • Configure Hardware
  • Manage I/O Devices
  • Configure Printers

An important part of any computer system is its hardware. Think about using your computer without a keyboard, mouse, or printer. Computers allow us to connect many different types of hardware (cameras, scanners, MP3 players, etc.) and then use that hardware to make our life easier or more comfortable.

When you purchase and then install new hardware on today’s operating systems, there are usually no problems. Because of Plug and Play technology, the initial installation and configuration will typically go smoothly and without error.

However, most of the time the software controlling the hardware (the drivers) ...

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