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Microsoft® Windows® XP Inside Out, 2nd Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Chapter 4. Installing, Uninstalling, and Managing Programs

Compared to most earlier versions of Microsoft Windows, the process of adding a new program is simpler and safer in Windows XP. For anyone upgrading from Windows 2000, the changes are mostly in the area of compatibility: Many programs that refuse to run properly under Windows 2000 (especially games) do better under Windows XP. On the other hand, programs that depend on virtual device drivers (VxDs) simply won't run under Windows XP (or Windows 2000, for that matter).

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