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Find the com port of a specific device on command prompt

I know we can find it out from the device Manager under ports. But I want to be able to get this info on command line so I can incorporate it in my python script. I looked at tools like WMI, Devcon. ...
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how to remove obsolete device and network entries? Device manager “uninstall” option has no effect

I am trying to remove a few "obsolete" things which annoy me (because I like to have everything cleen, working and not interferring with each other, fresh, etc..). I tried looking for solutions ...
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What are “Software Devices” in Device Manager?

I have some items in a group labeled Software Devices in Device Manager utility in Windows 7. This group contains three items: Lightweight Sensors Root Enumerator Microsoft Device Association ...
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Change drive letter of disconnected (reserved) device?

First off, I've done this before so I know it is possible. The problem is I just can't recall HOW I did it before. Basically, I reinstalled Windows 10. Before doing so, it was working well and it was ...
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Does “USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller” mean my computer is USB3 compatible?

Using a tool to display my computers hardware properties, I can see that my computer has a "USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller". Does this automatically mean, it is USB 3.0? Or could this also apply ...
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Cannot install USB driver for my Samsung Galaxy S Plus

I cannot run my Android Application on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus. I followed the guidelines on the Android Developer site. The first time I tried this I was able to select Device Manager and in the ...
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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Is there a way of scripting the “Roll Back Driver” feature of Window's Device Manager?

I need to roll back my graphic cards drivers once in a while(It's a long story.) and I have tried scripts using devmanview which worked great for disabling and enabling my drivers(and uninstalling it) ...
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What is “HID Keyboard Device” in Device Manager (Win 7)

I see "HID Keyboard Device" listed twice under "Keyboards" listing in the Device Manager. What do they mean? Do they represent the laptop keyboard? Why are there two of them? Windows 7 64-bit Dell ...
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Make Windows 10 Recognize Bluetooth Dongle as Bluetooth?

I stumbled across a six pin header on my motherboard designed for an internal Bluetooth module that uses USB protocols to communicate, and ended up making the actual cable that allowed me to place the ...
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Can't change default playback device on Windows 10

I changed the default playback device from speakers to headset, but sound is still coming from speakers. In this case, the default device is headset, but as you can see, the green indicator shows ...
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How can I disable power saving for all devices in Device Manager?

If Windows (I am running Win 8.1) is installed on a laptop, the Device Manager will include Power Management properties, including an option to allow the computer to turn off this device to save power....
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Devcon driverfiles * only listing a single entry

I am attempting to run the following command: devcon driverfiles * But I am only receiving a single entry in my output...I have seen this on multiple machines (servers as well as workstations): ...
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Code 31 (Windows cannot load the drivers) For Some Portable Devices

I have 3 physical USB drives. A) Flash drive B) Physical external drive (self powered) C) Physical external drive (wall powered) All but one of the partitions on these drives exhibits the yellow ...
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Seagate 3TB drive not showing up in Device Manager in Windows

Context My aunt gave me a 3TB Seagate external USB drive for Christmas. It takes a little jiggling (power cycle) to work on my Mac, where it shows up as a perfectly functional NTFS partition, but in ...
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HP Prodesk 600 G2 SFF USB ports not reacting to device insertion

I'm reimaging an HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF for work, and everything works except the USB 3 ports on the back, and all of the front-facing USB ports. The only ports that consistently work are the USB 2.0 ...
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devcon isn't doing the same as Device Manager

In order to get my Asus touchscreen working after hibernate, I have to disable and re-enable the HID driver in Device Manager. Now I want to script this behavior but it doesn't work: devcon ...
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Drive not showing up in explorer, has semi-corrupted name in device manager

I have a drive that shows up in Device Manager as a disk drive, under the name of H t hi7SE W)S.2P M )41 >@'( @;@ ( 8, which is weird because some characters are intact (like the h t hi ...
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Proper Registry Key Needed for Script to Disable/Enable Windows 10 Touch Screen

I know that: My Windows 10 Device manager has the "HID-compliant touch screen" hardware that I can set to "disabled" to turn off my touch screen. I can create a short script in notepad to edit the ...
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Can I install a device driver with only SYS file in Windows 7? No equivalent INF is available

I do not have an INF file of a network card device, but was only able to find a SYS file on the Windows 7 PC on which the hardware is installed and operable. Can I simply re-use the SYS file from this ...
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I have “unknown PCI device” in Windows 7 device manager. What can it be?

I have just performed a fresh installation of Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my lenovo e330 laptop. I managed to successfully download and install most of its drivers, but still, a "PCI Device" ...
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How to disable “USB Device not recognized” notifications?

The notification says something like: "USB Device not recognized: One of the devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it." and it's very annoying. It ...
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Enable/Disable device driver via command line

I did a google search and found tools like devcon and devmanview but they are only useful to disable/enable the device not the device driver. What I want to do is be able to disable/enable a ...
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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins access to edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I have ...
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Powershell Script to Export all Devices in Device Manager as tree or list?

With former Windows versions, it was possible to print the information from the Device Manager, but it does not seem possible to do this with Windows 7 any longer. I am looking for a Powershell ...
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Cannot re-enable CD and USB drives in Windows 7

I am currently having a problem enabling a CD rom and USB drive on a work machine. Some background - Because of the sensitive data within the workplace, by default, all USB and CD drives are locked ...
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USB3.0 PCIe Card not being recognized

I bought this card Orico PCIe Card that has many USB3 ports. You can find it in Amazon.ca (5 external + 1 20-pin) (I can't post the url here because I don't have enough reputation) My mobo is a ...
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Is it possible to assign a static Physical Device Object Name to a device in Windows?

Here's the issue (I'm running Windows 10 64-bit): I have a triple monitor setup. During boot, the left monitor is often not woken up by Windows. After some digging, I discovered that this happens if ...
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Recent Windows update broke smartphone connectivity and windows media player

Seems like my windows 10 updated itself to a new version without telling me first* (my winver says 1511 build 10586.36 - Windows 10 Pro N). As a result, I lost several program functionalities, ...
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Ubuntu - change block device location from /dev/sda to /dev/sdb

Host: Ubuntu 15.04 I have a M.2 SSD and one hard-disk. The hard-disk device location is normally at /dev/sda and the SSD is at /dev/sdb. I looked into some posts and found out some possible ...
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What is a TLS Lenovo Home automation controller?

I went to install a printer on my laptop and spotted the following: I have an HP laptop and am in the office and don't have anything Lenovo related hooked up to my machine, so what could this be?
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How to remove this phantom device from my Windows 7 device manager?

Some time ago, I installed software called Air Display on my Win 7 x64 PC which was supposed to allow me to use my iPhone as if it were an external monitor attached to my PC. Program never worked for ...
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Find unknown device vendor info (so I can locate drivers)

I'm trying to connect to a payment terminal to upload the program. But googling for the driver didn't provide any answers. The device: Name: PAX Model: s58 I want to connect via USB and make a ...
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Device not showing up in Device Manager Windows 7

Today I accidently uninstalled my Android Phone from Device Manager on my Windows 7 PC. The phone is not getting detected by my computer. I have tried to do several things like Show Hidden devices etc ...
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How come a removable drive does not appear in Windows

I have a 16GB Cruzer Fit FAT32 USB drive that works fine...most of the time. But every now and then it will not appear in Windows Explorer: If I right-click "My Computer" and choose Manage > Disk ...
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Hard drive recognized in BIOS, but not device/disk management

I installed windows 7 x64 a day or two ago, after install I could use the HDD fine. Today I noticed it wasn't showing up in my computer, so I restarted my computer, but it still was not showing, I ...
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Windows 10 not recognizing Seagate USB 3.0 external drive

Need some urgent help. I have a lot of data in my USB 3.0 external drive from Seagate but since this morning Windows 10 does open it. If I open "My PC" I can see the G: Drive in there but has no ...
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Print driver installs failing

All of the Windows 7 64-bit Enterprise machines in my organization are failing to install a good number of printer drivers that previously installed without issue. This only happens with printer ...
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Internal network card not detected any more

I was asked to fix a Windows XP PC whose internal NIC stopped working over night. The following has already been found out / tried: NIC is not in device manager any more (it shows up however if ...
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DVD Rom is not detected under Windows 10

I know this issue is reported several times on this forum and over the internet but all those posts mark an answers which is not suitable for my case: The issue: DVD ROM Is visible in BIOS In is not ...
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CD/DVD drive not showing on Windows 10

I recently upgraded my laptop to Windows 10 and now it wouldn't show it on "This PC" A look into device manager shows that the device is detected and working properly. However, theres a White question ...
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How can I make my XP recognize my new internal hard drive?

[ This question is a spin-off of My new internal hard disk doesn't appear in Disk Management, but BIOS and Device Manager recognize it ] I bought a new internal Seagate hard disk, connected to ...
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Allow standard user to change settings in Device Manager

Is there a permission that I can grant to a standard user in Windows 7 Home Premium to allow them to change settings in Device Manager; specifically, the ability to change a network adapter's MAC ...
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How do I get my DVD drive back after upgrading from windows 7 to 8?

When upgrading my Toshiba Satellite P755-S5263 from Windows 7 to 8 my DVD drive disappeared. It is not visible in Device Manager or anywhere else at all - just as if there wasn't one. I configured my ...
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Driver update script

Is there a way to download latest drivers for all devices connected? I've noticed that Windows Update does not automatically update the devices to the latest version so I have to manually go through ...
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How to tell if my sound card is listed in Device Manager?

The sound on my computer suddenly stopped working. When I check Sounds and Audio Devices in the Control Panel, I get "No Audio Device" with everything grayed out. When I check the Device Manager under ...
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Windows assigns the same COM port to two identical USB devices

I'm trying to plug-in two identical USB devices to different USB ports on my laptop, but Windows' device manager displays only one assigned COM port for both so I can't distinguish between the two. I ...
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How to turn off asking about scanner calibration in Windows 7?

I have over 12 Brother DSMobile 600 scanners and Panasonic toughbook's CF-19 with Windows 7. I'm using each toughbook with scanners from this pool. I'm always switch toughbooks and scanners. ...
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Turbo boost technology drives gives error code 10

I have system with : Core i5 670 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, Windows 7 Ultimate My device manager shows turbo boost technology driver unhealthy and in property it gives message : this driver cannot start (...
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map pcie slot-number or bdf to device-number or viceversa

Is there any way to know the drive number from BDF or slot number of a pcie or vice versa? (Preferable through console) Suppose I have 4 pcie drives attached to my system. And I know their BDF's, I ...