Categories

Recommend
Print

Technology

Check the device manager in Windows: Tech Tricks

Check the device manager in Windows

By Patrick Stafford
Wednesday, 22 August 2012

tech-tricksWhenever you’re using a device that you plug in to a Windows computer, the operating system has to use driver software to recognise it.

 

Sometimes, that driver software doesn’t work. In order to check whether your device is recognised, sometimes you need to open the device manager.

 

It’s simple enough. Head to the start menu, then search for “device manager” in the search bar. Click it when it comes up.

 

There, you’ll be able to see all the devices connected to your computer – including USB devices, keyboard or mice that don’t work. Those that don’t work will usually have a question mark next to them. To upgrade the driver software, just right-click and choose update drivers.

 

It may not always work, but it’s a good start.

Did you like this article? 

Sign up to the StartupSmart Newsletter to receive a daily news wrap-up straight to your inbox AND a free eBook!

Invalid Input

Comments (0)

Subscribe to this comment's feed

Write comment

smaller | bigger

busy
SmartSolo-Tile
Invalid Input
 

Follow us

StartupSmart on Twitter StartupSmart on Facebook StartupSmart on LinkedIn StartupSmart on Google+ StartupSmart on Youtube

Subscribe to StartupSmart RSS feeds

Sponsored Links

Our Partners

SmartSolo sign up
 

Private Media Publications

Crikey

loading...

Crikey Blogs

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

Property Observer

loading...

Leading Company

loading...