Here's our Hardware Tip for.. November 12, 1999
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Hardware Issues In A Windows 2000 Upgrade
Windows 2000 is now in the final stages of development. While this means most of the development is done, it doesn't mean you can install the latest version on your computer and expect it to run. The final pieces of the puzzle involve updating hardware drivers. Most hardware manufacturers are still working with Microsoft to modify their drivers so they can work correctly with Windows 2000.

As a hardware upgrader, you'll probably be able to get your PC up and running, but you might need to swap out your sound card or modem for a brand that currently offers beta Windows 2000 drivers for its product. Before you upgrade your OS, check the Windows 2000 hardware compatibility list at Microsoft's Web site: