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Devices and Printers in Windows 7

The Devices and Printers folder displays devices connected externally to your computer, including devices connected wirelessly or over the network.

The Devices and Printers folder allows you to perform many tasks, which vary depending on the device. Here are the main tasks you can do:
  • View all the external devices and printers connected to your computer.
  • Add a new device or printer to your computer.
  • Check to see if a specific device is connected and working properly
  • Display detailed information about your devices, such as make, model, and manufacturer
  • See what tasks you can do with a particular device.
Let's see how to explore Device and Printers folder in Windows 7:

1. Click the Start and then choose the Control Panel option.

2. The Control Panel window opens up. Click Device and Printer.

3. The Device and Printer window opens up with the list of all external devices and printer.

4. Click on Virtual USB Mouse to view it's Properties.

5. Right-click on the Mouse icon and click Mouse Settings.

Click Pointers tab to change the Pointer settings.

Click Apply and Ok.

6. To Add a Wireless or netowrk device click Add a device.

It may take some time to search for the devices. Select the device and follow the instructions.

7. Click Add a printer to add new printer.

Click Add a local printer.

Click Next.

Click Have Disk to install Printer Driver. Browse driver location and click Ok.

Choose Manufacturer and Printer. Click Next.

Type Printer Name and Click Next.

Click Finish.

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Re: Devices and Printers in Windows 7

This is a good article (, and almost told me what I wanted to know.

I have an HP LaserJet 4L attached to LPT3. The computer recognized it earlier, but now the documents stack up in the queue. Instead of being in the Printers section of Devices and Printers in Win 7, the printer is inside of the "folder" for my computer. I'd like to delete it and reinstall it, but I don't know how to delete it without deleting the whole computer "folder".

I thought I needed to install it when it didn't work, and I ended up with HP LaserJet 4L and HP LaserJet 4L (Copy 1) both assigned to port LPT3. How do I clean up this mess and get my printer back. An inkjet printer is in the Printer section where it belongs (as in your article, above.)
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Thanks for sharing this nice and easy to understand tutorial.

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