Thanks, I gonna post there as well. You can include this command in scripts and batch files that require the system to reboot. You can use DevCon to enable, disable, install, configure, and remove devices. Predictably, the DevCon Find command, which returns only currently installed devices, does not list the software-enumerated device because the device is not installed. The command specifies the Net class and then refines the search by specifying devices in the class whose hardware ID or compatible ID include “ndiswan.

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DevCon Install – Windows drivers | Microsoft Docs

Enable devices by class The following command enables all printer devices on the computer by specifying the Printer setup class in a DevCon Enable command.

The system selects the most appropriate driver from the INF file based on the hardware Instalp of the device.

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Enable/disable a device from the command line

Scanning for new hardware. When the command starts, the virtual cursor is positioned before the first filter driver. Predictably, the DevCon Find command, which returns only currently installed devices, does not list the software-enumerated device because the device is not installed.

You can use these IDs in subsequent DevCon commands. It searches for devices in the Net setup class that have “miniport” in their hardware ID or compatible ID. List nefwork on the remote computer. Choose the type you’d like to provide: Find devices by device instance ID or class. The system might need to be rebooted to make this change effective.


In response, DevCon displays a Hardware Installation warning explaining deevcon the driver has not passed Windows Logo testing. Warning Before removing any devices by using a pattern, determine which devices will be affected. The following command uses the DevCon Restart operation to restart the loopback adapter on the local computer. In response, DevCon displays the device instance ID of the printer that it found in the Printer class and reports that it is enabled.

Find devices by device instance ID or class The following commands use the DevCon Find operation to display all legacy devices on the local computer. Install a device using unattended setup The following example shows how to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter nftwork an unattended installation of Microsoft Windows XP.

Add a filter driver to a setup class The following command uses the DevCon ClassFilter operation to add a fictitious filter, Disklog.

Using the DevCon Tool to Install a Driver Package

Patterns are useful for finding information about similar devices that might not be in the same setup class. The success message indicates that DevCon modified the hardware ID of one device. Enable a particular device The following command uses the DevCon Enable operation to enable a programmable interrupt controller that had been disabled to correct a system problem. It also shows the intended result of the command.


Because DevCon operations can use the device setup class to identify devices, it is useful to create a reference file of the device setup classes of devices on the computer. The following instxll tests this safeguard feature.

Find devices by hardware ID pattern Example The next command uses the DevCon Stack operation to find the device setup class of the device represented by the device instance ID. This class includes IDE controllers. Windows Device Console Devcon.

The at character identifies the string as an device instance ID. I have developed a multi-device HID driver, which consists of two devices: Enabled on reboot Not all of 1 device s enabled, at least one requires reboot to complete the operation. PartMgr Disklog If you misspell the driver name, or try to add a driver that isn’t installed on the system, the command fails.