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Show Detailed Information in Device Manager (Windows 2000/XP) Popular

If you require additional information about a device that is not typically displayed in Device Manager, you can use this tweak to make Device Manager show detailed device information.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find or create the key below.

Create a new String value, or modify the existing value, called "DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS" and set it according to the value data below.

Exit your registry; you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.

Note: In Device Manager the properties for a device should now provide a Details tab that contains additional information about the device.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILSREG_SZ1|
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|HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session ...|
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Registry Settings
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\
Environment]
Value Name: DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = show detailed info)

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: September 10, 2002