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USBDeview 2.61 (64-bit)

Easily view and manage the USB devices connected to your PC

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (64 bit)
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 06 July 2016
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Downloads To Date: 7300
Developer: NirSoft
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USBDeview (64-bit)
Take control of your USB devices

USBDeview is a small tool that allows you to manage the USB devices connected to your computer.

Launch the program and you'll get a lengthy list of every device that's even been plugged in to your system, including its description, the device type (storage, webcam, audio and so on), driver name and more.

Right-click a USB drive, say, and you'll find an option to disconnect it, allowing you to unplug the drive safely. You're able to disable a device, just temporarily, if it's conflicting with other software or hardware. And if you no longer use a device, then right-click its entry, select Uninstall and Windows will remove its driver.

There's a Speed Test option that will benchmark the performance of your USB drives. This could be very handy if you're planning to use Windows ReadyBoost, for instance - it's important to pick the fastest drive you have.

And Windows experts will appreciate the right-click "Open in RegEdit" option, that launches the Registry Editor at the device entry you've specified, ready for manual editing. If you're not a Windows expert, though, be careful with this one - playing around with low-level Registry settings can seriously harm your PC.

Version 2.61 changes:

- Fixed bug: The 'Run As Administrator' option failed to work randomly on some systems.

Verdict:

A handy mix of USB-related features, with the speed test being our favourite

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