Here's our Hardware Tip for.. November 3, 2000
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Hardware Tips For a Windows 2000 Upgrade--Part 2 of 5
Investigate your BIOS before you upgrade to the Windows 2000 operating system. An older system BIOS will likely only support the older APM (Advanced Power Management) power management specification. Windows 2000 does support APM, but it also supports the newer ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) specification, which lets you slow down or turn off individual devices in order to conserve battery power. Notebook computer users, in particular, would benefit from using ACPI. If you find your BIOS does not support ACPI, contact your PC manufacturer on the Web or over the phone and ask about a BIOS upgrade.