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See What Devices Are Installed On Your Computer

View Installed Hardware on Windows Computers

Device Manager is a great tool that comes with the Windows Operating system on your computer. It is a much needed resource when carrying out computer repairs and troubleshooting.

Some of the features are as follows;

  • Shows you problem hardware.
  • Shows installed hardware.
  • Error codes for hardware problems.
  • Install or update drivers.

Note: Usually Hardware issues will be displayed with a yellow triangle with an asterisk. Alerting to you that there is a problem.

Why Should I Use Device Manager?

Windows Device Manager is not an option when it comes to troubleshooting problems with your PC. For example if you have no sound or problems with your USB devices. Device manager will tell you first if you have the driver installed.

Device drivers are what allows the device to be able to correctly communicate. With each other and the computer system.

You can also check to see if your main motherboard drivers have also been installed. Which you need to ensure your computer runs smooth and efficient. Making sure it is able to communicate and talk to everything connected to it. Ranging from graphics cards, RAM and to the CPU.

Opening Windows Device Manager

Opening in Windows 7. There are a few ways to open Windows Device Manager. In Microsoft Windows 7 you can right click on “My Computer” and choose properties. Then on the left side of the screen choose “Device Manager“.

Opening in Windows 10. In Windows 10 things have changed a little bit. More the naming of the names of the icons than anything. Instead of My Computer you right click on “This PC” in start menu. Then go to “More” and choose properties. Then on the left side of the screen choose “Device Manager“.

You can also click “This PC” then right click on it again on the left menu bar. Then choose properties. Device Manager will be there on the left of that window.

Open Device manager in all versions of Windows.

Go to Search in Windows. Type Device Manager in the search box, then choose Device Manager.  You might be asked for an admin password or to confirm your choice.

This method should work with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

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