The sound of silence

You’ve just installed a new audio card into your Windows computer, but it doesn’t seem to provide any output. Which Windows utility can give you information on the status of your new audio card?

A) Performance Monitor

B) Task Manager

C) Event Manager

D) Device Manager

E) Can you speak up? I can hardly hear you.

The answer: D) Device Manager

The Windows Device Manager provides an at-a-glance view of hardware status, and bad hardware will be visually flagged with an icon that designates a problem.

Want to know more? Watch “Managing Devices.”

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