Talk:Device Manager

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Microsoft / Windows (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Microsoft, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Microsoft on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Microsoft Windows (marked as Mid-importance).
 
WikiProject Software / Computing  (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Software, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of software on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by WikiProject Computing (marked as Low-importance).
 

Hidden Settings Section, Batch and Command Invocation[edit]

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 209.226.250.63 (talk) 00:25, 29 March 2008 (UTC) gfhgkfhglgljldibn eiki pike teki is chiki piki —Preceding unsigned comment added by 121.243.72.102 (talk) 05:04, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Non-Present Devices[edit]

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!

In Vista:
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

Andru Witta (talk) 02:26, 23 November 2010 (UTC)