Abbreviated as HCL, the Hardware Compatibility List is a list of products maintained by Microsoft that note devices that have been tested for compatibility with Windows Vista or XP.
For Windows Vista, devices that have been tested and found to provide the best experience are are marked with logos stating they are “Certified For Windows Vista”. The Hardware Compatibility List will also note those products that have been tested to pass Microsoft standards of compatibility, reliability and security and will work with all PCs running Windows Vista. These devices will normally show an image that states “Works With Windows Vista”.
For Windows XP those hardware products and devices that meet or exceed standards of quality and compatibility with the Microsoft Windows XP operating system are marked with “Designed for Microsoft Windows XP”.
(adj.) Describes any modem that recognizes Hayes modem commands. Hayes Microcomputer Products is one of the leading manufacturers of modems and has developed a language called the AT command set for controlling modems that has become the de facto standard.
Online documentation. Many programs come with the instruction manual, or a portion of the manual, integrated into the program. If you encounter a problem or forget a command while running the program, you can summon the documentation by pressing a designated Help key or entering a HELP command. In Windows, the Help key is the […]
A higher-quality version of the 8mm videotape format that offers a sharper picture. Hi8 is the successor to the original Video8 format and is an analog format.
Short for High Floppy Disk, a type of high-density floppy disk developed by Sony that can hold 200 MB of data. Like the competing SuperDisk disk drive from Imation, HiFD disk drives can read and write old 1.44 MB floppy disks in addition to the new high-density disks. HiFD drives support data transfer rates of […]
- High Availability
High Availability, or HA as it is abbreviated, refers to the availability of resources in a computer system, in the wake of component failures in the system. This can be achieved in a variety of ways, spanning the entire spectrum ranging at the one end from solutions that use custom and redundant hardware to ensure […]