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make and model of the device, you can browse to and select the appropriate driver for that particular device. And again, the best device for this particular piece of hardware has already been selected. Summary 10:56-11:14 That's it for this demonstration. In this demo, we talked about how to manage device drivers for plug and play devices. We first walked through the process of letting Windows automatically load a device driver for a storage device. Then we walked through the process of manually loading a device driver prior to connecting plug and play device. And then we ended this demonstration by talking abouthow to manually update device drivers. Managing Device Drivers in Windows 0:00-0:15 In this demonstration, we're going to talk about managing devices on a Windows system. There are three different utilities that we're going to use to accomplish this. First of all, Device Manager. Also MSINFO32. And then, Devices and Printers. Device Manager 0:16-10:07 Let's begin by looking at Device Manager. On a Windows 10 system, there are a couple of different ways you can get to Device Manager. I like to come down here to the Windows icon, right-click, and then select Device Manager. You could, if you wanted to, also go to Computer Management and then select Device Manager. But why do that when you can go straight to Device Manager from the pop-up list? Now at the top of the list of devices is the computer itself. This is the computer name of this computer. And then underneath it are all the various categories of
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devices on this system. For example, we have disk drives, display adapters, CD/DVD drives. We have keyboards, mice, monitors,network adapters, and so on. Now as you can see here under Network adapters, within each category are the actual devices that are installed in this particular system. For example, if I go up here and expand Display adapters, I see the device that represents the video board that's installed in this particular system. It's an Intel 82945G video adapter. If I right-click on it and then select Properties I can then see additional information about that device. On the General tab, we see the name of the device which matches the name that's displayed under the category over here. We also see what type of device it is; it's a display adapter. We see who manufactured the device; this is made by Intel. And then we see where this device is located on the PCI bus. Probably the most useful field, in my opinion, on the General tab is this one right here: Device Status.This field will tell us whether the device is working properly or not. And if not, sometimes it'll provideuseful information that you can use to troubleshoot what's wrong with that device. So if you have a device that's not functioning properly, go to Device Status first and just see if there are any clueslisted under Device Status. In addition, we have the Driver Tab. The Driver tab's extremely useful. It provides great deal of detail about the Device Driver that's being used to support that piece of hardware in the system.
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