A lot of computer devices and gadgets uses USB connectivity to connect to the computer because it offers the convenience of immediately initializing the device, unlike the using the PS2 keyboard where it needs to be connected before Windows is started up to work. Other than that, most of time the USB device will work without even require to install a driver. Although convenient, USB also poses a security risk where someone can easily steal a huge amount of data out from the computer by just plugging in a really fast 128GB USB flash drive. Locking up the computer when you’re away from the computer should stop this from happening but you may never realize that there are times when you are careless and forgot to lock it.
Intel Android device USB driver, free download. Adds functionality in Windows for management of Android phone and tablet devices with an Intel Atom CPU chip installed. Includes tests and PC download for 32-bit/64-bit systems. USB Composite and related drivers. SAMSUNG Mobile USB CDC Composite Device Driver 184.108.40.206 465 downloads. Mobile Phones Samsung. Windows 8.1 64 bit, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 64 bit, Windows 8, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7. Sep 9th 2016, 11:46 GMT. In the SDK manager, go to Extras and select Google USB driver and click in Install 1 package. After completing the installation, plug in your Android smartphone. Open device manager by searching “Device Manager” in the search bar. Right click on Android Phone and select Update driver software.
Fortunately Windows keeps a history of all connected USB device not for the sake of forensics but for performance purposes. Here are two free tools that reveals all USB devices that were connected to your computer.1. USBDeview
USBDeview is a simple and portable tool that offers tons of information on the USB devices that are currently and previously connected to the computer. If you want to look for connected USB flash drives or external hard drives, sort the Device Type by clicking on the column and look for “Mass Storage”. You can double click on the device to see the exact date and time of when it was first connected and the last time plugged in to the computer.
Other than using USBDeview to check on all connected USB devices, it can also be used for troubleshooting USB connection problems. Simply right click on the problematic USB device and select “Uninstall Selected Devices”. Uninstalling the device will will cleanup the traces so that the USB device can be reinstalled automatically with the correct and updated settings. It is also possible to block the USB device from working in future by disabling it in the program.
2. USB History Viewer
USB History Viewer is another free tool that is meant to only show the history of connected USB mass storage devices such as flash drive or an external hard disk. The advantage of USB History Viewer is it also support other computers on the local network if provided a valid authentication.
Running this tool will by default show LOCALHOST for the computer name and that won’t work. You will need to either specify your computer name, internal IP address or alternatively clicking on the browse button to select your computer from the list. Once you’ve provided the computer name, click on the Start button and the history will be displayed in a few seconds.
To download this tool, you will need to provide a valid email address and the download link will be sent there.
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Editor’s Note: Both of this USB history revealing tool are free and works on Windows XP to 7, both 32 and 64-bit. Advanced users would prefer to use USBDeview because it comes with a lot of options that a normal user would not use such as command line support, executing custom commands when a USB device is inserted or unplugged, and even the option of powering off the USB device when it is safely removed which is enabled in XP by default but not on Vista and 7. As for USB History Viewer, the functionality is limited other than the remote feature. This is not fool proof because the USB history that can be retrieved using either of the mentioned tools can also be erased.-->
This article helps to fix an issue in which Windows 10 doesn't install specific drivers for USB audio devices on the first connection.
Original product version: Windows 10, version 1703
Original KB number: 4021854
When you connect a USB audio device to a Windows 10 Version 1703-based computer the first time, the operating system detects the device but loads the standard USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) instead of the specific device driver.
This issue occurs because the USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) isn't classified as a generic driver in Windows 10 Version 1703. Therefore, the system assumes that a compatible, nongeneric driver is installed for the device even though the driver is generic.
This issue also causes Windows 10 Version 1703 to postpone the search for other compatible drivers through Windows Update that typically occurs immediately after you install a new device.
To fix this issue, use one of the following methods.
To resolve this issue, install update 4022716.
If the device-specific driver is distributed through Windows Update, you can manually update the driver by using Device Manager. For more information about how to do this, see update drivers in Windows 10.
If the device is not yet connected, first install the device-specific driver, such as by using the appropriate installer. After the device-specific driver is installed, Windows 10 will select that driver instead of the standard USB audio 2.0 driver when you first connect the device.
See the device manufacturer's user guide for specific instructions about how to install the driver.
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If the driver isn't distributed through Windows Update, you can manually reinstall the driver. To do this, follow these steps:
- Install the device-specific driver (see Method 2).
- Open Device Manager.
- Right-click (or tap and hold) the name of the device, and then select Uninstall.
- Restart the computer.
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When it restarts, Windows will try to reinstall the device by using the device-specific driver.