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Devices and Printers - Add to My Computer

How to Add "Devices and Printers" to "Computer" or "This PC" in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
29 Nov 2011
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How to Add "Devices and Printers" to "Computer" or "This PC" in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This will show you how to add or remove Devices and Printers to My "Computer" or "This PC" window for all users in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.

EXAMPLE: "Devices and Printers" added to My Computer


Here's How:
1. To Add "Devices and Printers" to My Computer or This PC
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
2. To Remove "Devices and Printers" from My Computer or This PC
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
3. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it

29 Nov 2011   #1
Sub Styler

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Nice tutorial with a convenient .reg file!

Are there any corners of the registry you haven't deciphered yet Shawn?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Thank you Ryan. I'm sure that there's bound to be a few corners I haven't bumped into yet.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Nice one Shawn

My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Is there any other way to add "Devices and Printers" in My Computer ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2012   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Ali Khan,

What were you wanting instead?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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