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Q. How can I check whether a game will work on a Windows XP system?

A. Microsoft provides Game Advisor, a Web-based control that scans your computer and determines whether a game is compatible with your configuration. You can download the Game Advisor applet--which the Figure shows--at Microsoft Download site. For information about known problems for applications with XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), see the Microsoft article "Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2."

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