Install a Non-Plug and Play Device

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

This topic provides a procedure that you can use to install a non-Plug and Play–compliant device in your computer.

Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To install a non-Plug and Play device

  1. Open Device Manager.

  2. Right-click the top node in the details pane.

  3. Click Add legacy hardware.

  4. In the Add Hardware Wizard, click Next, and then follow the instructions on your screen.

Additional references

Installing Devices and their Drivers

Install a Plug and Play Device

Update or Change a Device Driver

Roll Back a Device Driver to a Previous Version

Start or Stop a Non-Plug and Play Device Driver

Configure the Startup Type for a Non-Plug and Play Device Driver