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Win95 FAQ Part 4 of 14: Hardware
Section - 4.1. Device Manager basics

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   Right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Properties" brings up a
   properties sheet for the whole computer, including all hardware. You
   find the hardware info on the Device Manager tab.
   
   Device Manager is Hardware Central on Win95. Because PC hardware is an
   absolute pain to configure, Win95 tries to show you how your
   hardware's set up here. To get the settings for a particular piece of
   hardware, find it in the Device Manager and double-click on it. Hit
   the "resources" tab to get the list of its settings. Normally you
   can't modify settings for a particular device, but some drivers let
   you make changes. Still other drivers will let you make changes that
   take immediate effect when you hit "OK", without re-starting the
   computer.
   
   Not all devices show up here, however. Only hardware devices with
   Win95 drivers will appear here. Devices with Win 3.1 drivers, pure
   software devices (like video codecs or PC speaker sound drivers), and
   DOS real mode drivers will not show up here. If you use such drivers,
   Device Manager cannot avoid hardware conflicts. Get Win95 drivers for
   your stuff, or dump your hardware in favor of devices with Win95
   support. Save yourself the headaches. Or just check out How to
   reserve resources if you just have to use the old stuff.
   
   Also, "The Meteor" (http://www.powerup.com.au/~meteor/) took some
   time to write up a PC hardware FAQ that answers many more questions
   than this page does.
   

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