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Hidden Settings Section, Batch and Command Invocation
I just performed a major edit adding information on how to start the Device Manager in 2000/XP with the command prompt and batch files, and how to use these to use the non-present devices setting. However I am not a frequent wiki editor, so the format needs some work as well as some wording/tone. Additionally, some fact checking need be done on what I said about ANSI and batch files. Additionally, it is unknown for which windows versions other than XP this information applies. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 00:25, 29 March 2008 (UTC) gfhgkfhglgljldibn eiki pike teki is chiki piki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 05:04, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
The display of non-present devices is very useful, especially with the plethora of COM port devices created every time you plug in a USB device into your PC!
Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings
Click on Environment Variables Button
Create a new System Variable
Variable name: devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices Variable value: 1
Close and restart Device Manage, Show Hidden Devices and non-present devices are visible 'greyed out'.
Taken from http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=867 The comments indicate this process should also work in XP SP3 and Windows 7.
In Windows 2000 - see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241257