Device Manager in Windows® 7
There are many hardware as well as software components within a computer. All of them have to be working with each other simultaneously for the system to function without any problems. Device Manager is a software that comes with Windows based Operating Systems. Device manager acts as an interface between the Operating System and the various devices connected to the system. Windows 7 also comes with an advanced Device Manager so that users can control all aspects of the system easily. The Device Manager also provides a graphical overview of all the hardware and devices that are installed on your computer. There are many different ways to access device manager in your computer operating on Windows 7. Users can access the device manager through Control Panel (by browsing to the System Security link), using the Computer Management icon in the Administrative tools tab, entering the “devmgmt.msc” command in the CMD window.
Following details mentioned below gives users more information on role of Device Manager in Windows 7:
- To provide drivers
- Enable/disable devices
- Troubleshoot malfunctions
To provide drivers
The Device Manager feature in Windows 7 lets users control all drivers installed on the system. The device manager can be used for all tasks concerned with drivers such as updating installed drivers, reinstall drivers, roll back drivers, find a drivers version number and so on. With the Device Manager, users would be able to find out whether all the drivers that are installed on the system are of the correct specification and replace them if necessary.
Device Manager in Windows 7 can be also used to enable or disable any device connected to the system. This would come in very handy if a particular device is malfunctioning due to clashes with some other devices, then the problem causing device can be disabled till the functioning of the required device is completed. Disabling some unnecessary devices would also help users save power and resources.
Device Manager on Windows 7 gives users detailed information about the status of the devices and the associated drivers on the system. This means that any issues with some devices can be easily found out. All Windows 7 users who have in-depth knowledge about computer hardware would be able to make use of the Device Manager’s diagnostic features that would help them understand driver clash scenarios within the system. The device manager can also be used to change resource settings for the system.
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