Monday, 14 January 2013

Identify Unknown Devices in Device Manager

Came across a useful utility (UnknownDevices.exe  Dec 2012 version) by HalfDone which is intended to be run on a freshly-installed Windows system.

It looks at Device Manager (registry) entries and attempts to identify all the unknown devices which don't have drivers by using a database. It works on XP or later.
It also shows the Windows Product Key and lists a history of disk devices ever connected (inc. USB devices).
This is a useful addition for your toolbox!

As it relies on a database which needs to be updated as new hardware is released, you will need to get the latest version from the forum here.