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How can I figure out what this USB device is?
November 9, 2012 7:22 AM   Subscribe

I've got a Windows laptop computer I'm working on that has a small usb device plugged into it, and I can't tell what it is. It has a little red square with an icon of a six-armed gear, and it's one of those low-profile things that only sticks out a quarter-inch or so. I'd almost think it's a wireless mouse receiver, except that this thing also has a wireless mouse receiver plugged in. Is there a program I can run to tell me what USB devices are plugged in?
posted by Pope Guilty to Computers & Internet (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I'm on Win 7. Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers works for me. The path will be slightly different for XP.
posted by Bruce H. at 7:26 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


It's a Logitech Unifying receiver.
posted by ODiV at 7:26 AM on November 9, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's a Logitech Unifying receiver.

Picture, Info
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug at 7:27 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


The red square with gear is the symbol for Logitech unifying. It is a receiver that can connect with several devices at the same time. I use mine for wireless mouse and keyboard.
posted by Talia Devane at 7:28 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


And we have consensus.
posted by Talia Devane at 7:29 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is there a program I can run to tell me what USB devices are plugged in?

Yes, Microsoft USBView
posted by Confess, Fletch at 7:33 AM on November 9, 2012 [1 favorite]


Thanks, everybody!
posted by Pope Guilty at 7:40 AM on November 9, 2012


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