Obtaining Hardware Device Information

When you are working with hardware devices, often you'll want to obtain information about the currently installed devices and their configuration. You can view and work with installed hardware devices using Device Manager (Devmgmt.msc). This console tool is included with Computer Management.

Viewing Device and Driver Details

In the Computer Management console, click the plus sign (+) next to the System Tools node, and then select Device Manager. You should now see a complete list of devices installed on the system. By default, this list is organized by device type, as shown in Figure 13-1, and you can click the plus sign (+) next to a device type to see a list of the specific instances of that device type.

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