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Unknown Devices - a quick way to find drivers for pci devices

reviewed by ClifNotes, Mar 2004, Feb 2006, Apr 2008, permalink System Information


If you have a device or card in the PC and it uses the PCI bus, then this program is one of the very best ways to search for drivers. Just like Belarc it will give you pertinent information on the device. It doesn't stop there though. You can right click on any information listed and it will send your browser off to search for that piece of information on the internet. Quickly find drivers or manuals for "Unknown" devices on your system.



Please be aware and avoid a ripped off copy of Unknown Devices that's hosted in Korea. Google ranks the ripped off copy higher than the author's. I usually go to Major Geeks website to grab this program.


Just download the the UnknownDevices zip file and extract it somewhere. All you have to do is double click the exe file to run it. No other installation is needed.


Quote from the website

Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are.


By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from it, this program attempts to figure out what the device is. You might not have to open your case or look up random numbers off of PCI cards to figure out what they are.


Program supports Win95, 98, 98se, Me, 2k, XP and 2003 but not NT. It also attempts to support future OSes.

It runs fine from a CD or floppy. It's free for personal and (especially) business use. The program contains no adware, spyware, malware, popups, or whatever is the latest name for junk software.