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Windows® 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 8. Managing Hardware Devices and Drivers

  • Working with the Automated Help System 264

  • Installing and Maintaining Devices: The Essentials 283

  • Getting Started with Device Manager 295

  • Working with Device Drivers 297

Managing a computer's hardware configuration is largely about installing and maintaining operating system components, hardware devices, and device drivers. However, managing the hardware configuration of computers running Windows 7 is very different from managing the configuration of computers running Windows XP or earlier releases of Windows. As with Windows Vista, many aspects of Windows 7 are automatically monitored and updated and don't need to be configured or maintained in the same way as they were in earlier releases of Windows. ...

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