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Friday, August 26, 2011

How to Add a Legacy Hardware Device in Windows 7

This is a how-to document on the topic of adding a legacy hardware device in Windows 7.

  1. Click on the Start button in the bottom left, then right-click on Computer and select Properties.

    Open Properties menu
  2. On the new System window, click on Device Manager in the top left.

    Select device manager
  3. Click on Action across the top, then choose Add Legacy Hardware from the dropdown menu.

    Action menu
  4. On the new wizard window, click Next to begin the wizard.
  5. In most cases choosing the Search for and install the hardware automatically option will be the best choice. Select this option and click Next. If this option fails, choose the Install the hardware that I manually select from a list option and follow the instructions.

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