How to identify and find drivers for windows unknown devices using identifiers software programs


06.02.2010

If you have Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Xp, Windows Server 2003 , Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98, Windows 95 or any other platform, they all have the same problem. Upon installation of the operating system or if you buy a new hardware, sometimes Windows fails to recognize it and you can’t use it.

When Windows fails to identify or recognize the device connected to the computer, or does not have the driver for the device, the device is unusable. In Device Manager, the device will be listed as unknown device with yellow question mark.

There are 2 methods for identifying unknown devices in windows: manually (read here – soon available) or with the help of an identifier. Identifiers are programs that identify automatically the unknown device and help the user to get the device drivers.

Unknown devices ? Not a problem

  • Identify and find drivers for unknown devices using  Unknown Devices.

Unknown Devices helps users find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, the program attempts to figure out what the device is.

Unknown Devices supports Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2K, Windows XP, Windows 2003 (but not Windows NT), with beta version supports Windows Vista, and possibly Windows 7. Unknown Devices is portable and does not require installation, so it runs fine from a CD or floppy. Unknown Devices is available for free download: Beta version or stable version.

  • Identify and find drivers for unknown devices using  Unknown Device Identifier (UDI).

Unknown Device Identifier (UDI) enables users to identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. The program can report a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM name, device type, device model and even the exact name of the unknown devices.
With the collected information, user may contact hardware manufacturer or vendor for support, or search the Internet to find the driver for the hardware. Known devices recognized by Microsoft Windows will also be analyzed independent of the operating system.

Unknown Device Identifier supports operating systems of Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.
It identifies USB 1.1/2.0/3.0, IEEE 1394 Firewire, ISA Plug & Play, AGP Bus, PCI, PCI-E, eSATA devices and is available as free download: HERE

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