CHAPTER 1

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All About Compatibility

Microsoft Windows is the most compatible operating system on the planet, even though it may not always appear that way when you try to get something working that used to work fine.

There are multiple compatibility issues with some older software and hardware on Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10, but the fact that you can still install a program written for DOS, or a dot-matrix printer with a parallel connection are testaments to the efforts Microsoft has made over the years to help users keep working with the software and hardware they rely on day to day.

Be it a payroll system, a custom-made web browser ...

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