The Devices and Printers folder also lets you add new wired, wireless, and network devices and printers to your computer.
Devices you add can be connected to your computer with a universal serial bus (USB) cable or other wired connection, or through Bluetooth, Wireless USB, Wi-Fi or other wireless connections. You can add compatible network-enabled devices that are already connected to the same network as your computer.
Once you add a new device, it will appear in Device Stage. You can see a list of products that take advantage of Device Stage at this link
. Devices listed include:
Devices and Printers does not include: NOTE: You can find devices that are connected to your computer, but that are not listed in the Devices and Printers folder, in Device Manager
- Portable devices you carry with you and occasionally connect to your computer, such as mobile phones, portable music players, and digital cameras.
- All devices you plug into a USB port on your computer, including internal SATA drives, external USB hard drives, flash drives, webcams, keyboards, and mice.
- All printers connected to your computer. This includes printers connected by USB cable, the network, or wirelessly.
- Wireless devices connected to your computer, including Bluetooth devices and Wireless USB devices.
- Your computer.
- Compatible network devices connected to your computer, such as network-enabled scanners, media extenders, or Network Attached Storage devices (NAS devices).
- Some devices installed inside your computer case, such as sound cards, video cards (graphics cards), memory (RAM), processors, and other internal computer components.
- Speakers connected to your computer with conventional speaker wires. (Note that USB and wireless speakers can be displayed.)
- Certain older devices, such as keyboards and mice that connect to your computer through a PS/2 or serial port.