How can you disable that device?

You’d like to disable a device so that it never works when you’re using Windows XP. Which of these would be the easiest way to accomplish this?

A) Delete the device driver from the hard drive

B) Uninstall the device in Add/Remove programs

C) Uninstall the driver in Device Manager

D) Disable the device in Device Manager

E) Use the hammer from yesterday’s pop quiz question

The answer: D) Disable the device in Device Manager

The Windows Device Manager can be used to manage the availability of any device, and you can easily disable the device from the Device Manager screen. Uninstalling the drivers will only remove the device for the current session, and it will automatically install itself the next time the operating system is started.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Devices.”

Troubleshooting a faulty device driver can quickly become a lesson in frustration. In this video, you’ll learn how to use Windows Device Manager to install device driver, uninstall device drivers, and manage the operation of your devices.