Definition - What does Legacy Device mean?
Techopedia explains Legacy Device
Typically, a legacy device consists of non plug-and-play (PnP) devices that lack a peripheral controller interface (PCI) and requires manual configuration and jumper installation. A legacy device also includes computing equipment rendered obsolete by modern technologies.
For example, because CD drives replaced floppy disk drives, there are few new computers distributed with built-in floppy drives. Similarly, native legacy devices are not supported by most modern software applications.
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