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How can I scan my hardware in order to find the proper drivers to be installed?
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    [[To reinstall a Plug and Play device
    Open Device Manager.
    Double-click the type of device that you want to reinstall.
    Right-click the specific device you want, and then click Uninstall.
    In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
    To reinstall the device, on the Action menu, click Scan for hardware
    changes.
    Follow the instructions on the screen.
    Notes

    You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators
    group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to
    a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this
    procedure.
    To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
    Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
    click Device Manager.
    You should reinstall a Plug and Play device only if it is working improperly
    or it has stopped working altogether. Before you reinstall a device, you
    should try to restart your computer and check the device to determine
    whether it is functioning properly. If it is not, try reinstalling the
    device.
    You do not usually need to reinstall or uninstall a Plug and Play device.
    With Plug and Play devices, you can simply remove the device from your
    computer. To remove a device properly, you should follow the device
    manufacturer's installation/removal instructions.
    Scan for hardware changes will not reinstall a Plug and Play device if it
    detects the device and its driver. You must uninstall a Plug and Play device
    before scanning for hardware changes.
    If you are not an administrator or a member of the Administrators group, you
    can use Run as to perform certain administrator functions.]]


    [[To update or change a device driver
    Open Device Manager.
    Double-click the type of device you want to update or change.
    Right-click the specific device driver you want to update or change, and
    then click Update Driver to open the Hardware Update Wizard. Follow the
    wizard instructions.
    Notes

    To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Click
    Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. On the Hardware tab,
    click Device Manager.
    You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators
    group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to
    a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this
    procedure.
    You must have the following permissions and privileges to install a driver.
    Administrators are granted these permissions:
    The Load\Unload Drivers privilege.
    The permissions needed to copy files to the system32\drivers directory.
    The permissions needed to write settings to the registry.
    Being logged on to your computer with these privileges can make your
    computer's security vulnerable. For more information on why you should not
    use administrator privileges unless absolutely necessary, see Related
    Topics.

    When you are upgrading a driver or installing new hardware, Windows Update
    is automatically started. This allows you to search for the driver to
    download and install. Your computer must have access to the Internet to
    start Windows Update. For more information on Windows Update, see Related
    Topics.
    If you are not an administrator or a member of the Administrators group, you
    can use Run as to perform certain administrator functions.]]


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    Hope this helps. Let us know.
    Wes

    In news:5B109E31-04A4-41A3-9D8C-66FAE4FED7DD@microsoft.com,
    zed <zedvbk@abv.bg> hunted and pecked:
    > Hi
    >
    > How can I scan my hardware in order to find the proper drivers to be
    > installed?
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