With Windows if a driver is not installed the device will show up in Device Manager with a generic device description, for example
instead of the proper description
Qualcomm Atheros AR8152 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (NDIS 6.30)
when you open the properties page, you can find the Hardware ID
The drivers for this device are not installed. Hardware Id PCI\VEN_1969&DEV_2062&CC_0200
I am looking for a reliable way to get the proper device description from the Hardware ID. I visit
pcidatabase.com from time to time but I am interested in other options as well.