JSI Tip 5680. How can I add a Details tab to the Windows XP Device Manager Properties dialog?

If you want detail information about a device in Windows XP and Windows .NET, add a Details tab to Device Manager's Properties dialog:

1. Control Panel / System / Advanced / Environment Variables / System variables / New.

2. Set the Variable name to DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS and the Variable value to 1.

Press OK, OK, and OK.

NOTE: You can set this environment variable using the registry, though it will require a restart to become effective:

1. Copy / Paste the following into a DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS.REG file:


\[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment\]

2. Merge the DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS.REG file with the computer's registry.

3. Shutdown and restart Windows XP.

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