Add New Hardware Wizard in Windows 7

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 22 June 2011 / Last Updated on 17 June 2011]

How to launch the Add New Hardware Wizard in Windows 7.

Here are two ways to launch the Add New Hardware Wizard in Windows 7 in case you need it for adding legacy devices that aren't recognized when you plug them into your system:

  • Open Device Manager, right-click the root node and select Add Legacy Hardware.
  • Type hdwwiz in the Start Search box and press ENTER.

You can use this wizard for adding legacy devices like the Microsoft Loopback Adapter network adapter to your system.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see .

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