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Hardware

These settings help you install, configure, and troubleshoot the various hardware devices attached to your system. For details about specific hardware, try looking up the device name (e.g., “Display” or “Hard Disk”).


Hardware, change the driver for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Update Driver


Hardware, driver information for a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Driver tab Driver Details


Hardware, driver signing options

Control Panel System Hardware tab Driver Signing


Hardware, enable / disable

Device Manager right-click on device Properties General tab Device usage


Hardware, install

Control Panel Add Hardware


Hardware, IRQ Steering settings

Device Manager Computer right-click sole entry Properties IRQ Steering tab


Hardware, list devices

System Information (winmsd.exe) Components


Hardware, list drivers

System Information (winmsd.exe) Software Environment


Hardware, list installed drivers

See “DriverQuery” in Chapter 4.


Hardware, list resources used

System Information (winmsd.exe) Hardware Resources


Hardware, places to look for drivers

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates System


Hardware, profile settings

Control Panel System Hardware tab Hardware Profiles


Hardware, resources in use by a device

Device Manager right-click on device Properties Resources tab


Hardware, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options


Hardware, show all installed devices

Device Manager


Hardware, uninstall

Device Manager right-click on device Uninstall


Hardware, Universal Plug and Play support

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components Networking Services


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