Maintaining Compatibility

Periodically, new information becomes available from Microsoft regarding application compatibility. Microsoft then gathers the resulting information into new compatibility updates, which become available on the Windows Update servers for download. There are three methods of keeping your compatibility information current.

The first method is manually going to Windows Update to see if new updates are available. This process, of course, is fine for a standalone machine, but it isn’t useful for an enterprise. The other two methods involve automating the collection of the new updates when they become available. One method, which occurs only when Windows XP Professional is installed, is known as Dynamic Update; the other method ...

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