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Chapter 2. Configuring Hardware > View or change IRQ and other resource setting...

2.1. View or change IRQ and other resource settings

Windows 2000's support for plug-and-play and its incorporation of a Windows 9x-like hardware interface mean that configuring hardware settings is much easier than it is in Windows NT. As with Windows 9x, you use the Device Manager to view and configure device resource settings such as IRQ, I/O base address, and RAM address. In most cases it isn't necessary to modify settings, but you might occasionally need to modify device resource settings to resolve a conflict between devices or to configure a device with a non-default setting.

2.1.1. Use the Device Manager to manage device resources

The Device Manager resides in the Computer Management console. With the Device Manager you can view devices installed in the system, configure their resource settings, update their drivers, perform troubleshooting, and accomplish other device management tasks. Follow these steps to configure a device's resource settings through the Device Manager:


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