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Author Halsey, Mike, author.

Title Windows software compatibility and hardware troubleshooting / Mike Halsey, MVP, Andrew Bettany, MVP.

Publication Info. [Berkeley, CA] : Apress, 2015.
New York, NY : Distributed to the Book trade worldwide by Springer


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Description 1 online resource.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Windows troubleshooting series
Windows troubleshooting series (Apress (Firm))
Note Includes index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 1, 2015).
Summary As companies keep their existing hardware and operating systems for more years than ever before, the need to diagnose and repair problems is becoming ever more important for IT Pros and system administrators. Whatever version of Windows you're using (including Windows 10) you'll likely need to maintain compatibility with older software that the company must use for mission-critical operations, or older hardware that's required for specific purposes, but you don't want to sacrifice security for the sake of compatibility. In this briefbook you'll learn how to maintain optimal compatibility with the older software and devices that you need to use. The authors are well-versed in training in classrooms and video, with Andrew Bettany running the IT Academy at the University of York, and IT Masterclasses and Mike Halsey being a teacher, tech-book author, and having produced many tutorial videos under the brand PC
Contents At a Glance; Contents; About the Authors; About the Technical Reviewer; Windows Troubleshooting Series; Introduction; Chapter 1: All About Compatibility; The Common Causes of Compatibility Problems; Internal and External Compatibility Factors; Networking Factors; PC Hardware; Security Factors; Certified for Windows. What Does the Logo Mean?; Summary; Chapter 2: Common Software Compatibility Issues; Legacy Software and Windows; User Group Discussion; The Windows Blue Screen of Death; User Account Control and Security Permissions; Internet Explorer and Browser Plug-ins.
Compatibility Issues IE11 Compatibility; Browser Plug-ins; Summary; Chapter 3: Common Hardware Compatibility Issues; Plug and Play; x86 vs. x64 Architecture; Windows File System Drivers; Driver Signing in Windows; Locating Quality Device Drivers; Maintaining Legacy Hardware; Managing Devices; Managing Printers; Video and Graphics Cards; Summary; Chapter 4: Resolving Software Compatibility Issues; Windows Compatibility Center Web Site; The Software Compatibility Troubleshooter; DPI Scaling; Program Compatibility Assistant; Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit; Shims.
Standard User Analyzer Compatibility Administrator; Resolving Browser Plug-in Compatibility Issues; Resolving Internet and Intranet Site Compatibility Issues; Summary; Chapter 5: Resolving Hardware Compatibility Issues; The Windows Device Manager; Installing, Uninstalling, and Updating Drivers; Bypassing the Windows Version Check by Unzipping Drivers; Installing Device Drivers; Installing Legacy Device Drivers; Disabling and Uninstalling Device Drivers; Updating Device Drivers; Rolling Back Driver Changes; Managing Driver Properties; Using Safe Mode and Diagnostic Mode.
Diagnostic Mode Forcing Safe Mode; Cables and Physical Hardware Faults; Summary; Chapter 6: External Factors That Affect Hardware; Safely Working with Hardware; Watt on Ground?!; Being Safe and Stable; Attack of the Interferoids!; UTP Network Cables; Hitting a Wall; Beware the Humans; Additional Environmental Factors; Summary; Index.
Subject Microsoft Windows (Computer file)
Microsoft Windows (Computer file) (OCoLC)fst01367862
Software compatibility.
COMPUTERS -- Operating Systems -- Macintosh.
COMPUTERS -- Desktop Applications -- Spreadsheets.
COMPUTERS -- Desktop Applications -- Personal Finance Applications.
Computer networking & communications.
Microsoft programming.
Software compatibility. (OCoLC)fst01124177
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bettany, Andrew, author.
Other Form: Printed edition: 9781484210628
ISBN 9781484210611 (electronic bk.)
1484210611 (electronic bk.)
148421062X (print)
9781484210628 (print)
Standard No. 10.1007/978-1-4842-1061-1 doi
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AU@ 000062460050
CHNEW 000893571
CHVBK 374527288
DEBBG BV043020283
DEBBG BV043626784
DEBSZ 453692982
DEBSZ 455698546
GBVCP 882847082
NLGGC 395573424
UKMGB 019139883

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