CHAPTER 5

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Resolving Hardware Compatibility Issues

We all love our hardware—whether it is a traditional PC, laptop, or tablet—but when it goes wrong, it really goes wrong. In this chapter, we’re going to look at drivers. These small pieces of code are significant because they tell our OS how to drive the devices that are either built-in or that we add-on. This might be an exaggeration, but it’s certainly true that drivers can cause significant issues on PCs. But why do they do this?

Graphics drivers are perhaps the worst offenders, but they’re also a special case. Unlike the drivers for audio, USB, and other devices, such as printers and biometric ...

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