I'll be putting Linux on my old Lenovo T60p laptop and I would like to have a list of all of the hardware in it, so that if I need to manually hunt down drivers, I have all of the make and model information for all the parts in my computer. Is there a way in Windows XP to export this list directly to a text file?
Download and run SIW - System Information for Windows
Under Hardware, expand Devices
Then go to File > Create Report File > TXT
For good measure, do the same with PCI
SIW is freeware and portable.
See Using Devcon for more info.
You may therefore use :
to see which device classes are available, then use :
to list all USB devices on the computer.
You can also list all devices at once in a quite voluminous listing.