Hardware Support: Improvements over NT 4.0

Windows 2000 provides much better built-in hardware support over Windows NT 4.0. Windows 2000 already supports more device types than NT 4.0 did, and will likely get drivers for new devices more quickly (see "Other Improvements: Device and Driver Support"). Most importantly, by including better power management and plug and play in its base configuration, Windows 2000 Professional promises to be easier to maintain and more reliable on laptops than NT 4.0. To get these benefits, however, companies need laptops that meet Windows 2000’s hardware requirements.

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