How to Display Hidden Devices and Driver in Windows 7

Home > Blogs > Windows 7 > How to Display Hidden Devices and Driver in Windows 7

How to Display Hidden Devices and Driver in Windows 7

Like This Blog 0 Mike Danseglio
Added by October 1, 2015

Windows 7 is configured to make driver installation and management as smooth as possible. Most driver management and configuration is done with the Device Manager  application.

Windows attempts to keep Device Manager clean and simple by hiding a number of core drivers and low-level devices that most users do not need to see. Advanced users may need to see and configure these drivers to identify problematic configurations or change drivers.

For instructor-led Windows 7 training, see our complete course schedule.

Here’s how you display the hidden drivers in Windows 7.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click the System icon.
  3. On the left side, click Device Manager as shown in Figure 1.001-Device-Manager-Display-hidden-devides-and-files-in-windows-7
  1. The standard Device Manager display appears as shown in Figure 2.002-Device-Manager-Display-hidden-devides-and-files-in-windows-7
  1. At the top of this window, click the View menu. You can see the subtle difference already in Figure 3 with the inclusion of new nodes including Non-Plug and Play Drivers and Storage volume shadow copies.003-Device-Manager-Display-hidden-devides-and-files-in-windows-7
  1. Finally, expand any node to see the full set of devices and drivers.

Enjoy!

Mike Danseglio – CISSP, MCSE, and CEH

Mike Danseglio teaches IT Security Training, Windows, System Center and Windows Server 2012 classes at Interface Technical Training. His classes are available in Phoenix, AZ and online with RemoteLive™.

 

Videos You May Like

A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

0 3874 0

Mark Jacob, Cisco Instructor, presents an introduction to Cisco Modeling Labs 2.0 or CML2.0, an upgrade to Cisco’s VIRL Personal Edition. Mark demonstrates Terminal Emulator access to console, as well as console access from within the CML2.0 product. Hello, I’m Mark Jacob, a Cisco Instructor and Network Instructor at Interface Technical Training. I’ve been using … Continue reading A Simple Introduction to Cisco CML2

Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

0 720 1

This content is from our CompTIA Network + Video Certification Training Course. Start training today! In this video, CompTIA Network + instructor Rick Trader demonstrates how to use cable testers in network environments. Let’s look at some tools that we can use to test our different cables in our environment. Cable Testers Properly Wired Connectivity … Continue reading Cable Testers and How to Use them in Network Environments

Government Edition – Encrypting a USB Flash Drive in Windows 10

0 274 2

In this video, Security Instructor Mike Danseglio demonstrates how to use BitLocker in Window 10 to secure files on a USB Flash drive that adhere to stricter data protection requirements as found inside Government entities. BitLocker 2-day instructor-led training is now available at Interface: BITLOCK: Planning and Deploying BitLocker Drive Encryption Training Video Transcription: Hi. … Continue reading Government Edition – Encrypting a USB Flash Drive in Windows 10

Write a Comment

Share your thoughts...

Please fill out the comment form below to post a reply.