Network controller driver xp
On old versions of Windows, when users upgrade a device driver, there is a chance the new driver is less stable, efficient or functional than the original. Reinstalling the old driver can be a major hassle and to avoid this quandary, Windows XP keeps a copy of an old driver when a new version is installed. If the new driver has problems, the user can return to the previous version. This feature does not work with printer drivers.As Windows XP merged the consumer and enterprise versions of Windows, it was necessary to support applications developed for the popular and consumer oriented Windows 9x platform on the Windows NT kernel. Microsoft addressed this by going to great lengths to improve compatibility with application specific tweaks and shims and providing tools such as the Application Compatibility Toolkit to allow users to apply and automate these tweaks and shims on their own applications. The Compatibility Layer can be scripted using batch files. Windows XP Setup also includes a compatibility checker that warns users before setup begins of incompatible applications and device drivers or applications that may need to be reinstalled.