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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