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plencnerb
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join:2000-09-25
Carpentersville, IL
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[WIN8] What Device am I missing?

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Action Center
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Device Manager
In my testing of Windows 8, I have come up with an interesting question.

Once I get Windows 8 installed, action center is telling me that "One ore more devices connected to your PC needs additional software to work properly.".

I have been to Windows update, and installed everything that came up. If you look at my second picture, I see no missing drivers in Device Manager.

So, before I blindly click "Install", I would like to know what Windows thinks I am missing.

How can I check and figure out what is missing, and install the driver or software myself?

Thanks,

--Brian
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Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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Just a shot in the dark... maybe try enabling "hidden devices".



plencnerb
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Tried that, did not change anything.

--Brian



Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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It is interesting as it appears Windows 8 is going to automatically install what's required.



plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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Exactly. I even looked at the event logs to see if there were any warnings or errors, which I don't have any.

I'm thinking there should be some way to figure out what Action Center is seeing as "missing", and then be able to research it.

I did a test on my last builds, and when I do click it, I don't get any information as to what was installed, and the message goes away. So, I figured on this test, I would not do that and research the "missing driver".

--Brian
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auggy
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join:2001-12-24
Brockville, ON
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Can you open "Devices and Printers".

Is there any device with a yellow mark indicating further action required?

For instance a Microsoft mouse or keyboard may need further software installed.



plencnerb
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Carpentersville, IL
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Everything in Devices and Printers looks to be in order.

--Brian

BlitzenZeus
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Sometimes it's a motherboard component, or extra connections on hardware not supported by default drivers. It can be very hard to say, like for video cards with hdmi out there had to be to the correct drivers to enable sound output on the hdmi out.



auggy
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Brockville, ON
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reply to plencnerb

Also, try opening "Devices":

Start > type devices > click on Settings > Click on "Devices"

Anything there needs an update?



plencnerb
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Are you talking about the top item that I have circled in Red? If so, click on that gives me what is shown in the 2nd picture.

As far as I can tell, everything looks good there too.

--Brian

aroberti
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Norwalk, CT

From what I can tell, it's most likely your keyboard -- it sees you have a Microsoft one and will install the "Mouse and Keyboard Center" (where you can adjust the customizable keys, etc).



auggy
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reply to plencnerb

Yes, that is "Devices".

Going back to your original post I believe if you click "Install" there will be a message of what software will be installed.

This software should not be installed automatically.

You may have to accept a EULA to install.

The device driver has been installed but additional software needs to be installed for the device to function properly:

»msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library···940.aspx



plencnerb
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said by aroberti:

From what I can tell, it's most likely your keyboard -- it sees you have a Microsoft one and will install the "Mouse and Keyboard Center" (where you can adjust the customizable keys, etc).

Nope. I installed that software already, and its working great.

However, I did take another look at my event viewer, and I came up with one warning that may be related to this. I've attached a picture.

I do have a 4 GB USB stick (DANE-ELEC is what it says on it). However, it "appears" to be working fine (had it connected all through the install process so far). I can copy files from it to my system, modify files on it, and put data back to it without any noticeable issues.

EDIT

If I clear the logs, unplug my USB Drive, and then reboot, that warning goes away. However, I'm still seeing the message in Action Center. Not sure if they are related or not.

EDIT #2

I did click the install button, and nothing happened except the button went away. No prompted to download or install any software.

So, maybe since the USB device was not plugged in, it just cleared the install?

EDIT #3

Well, not sure what it was then. I cleared the logs, and rebooted. During the boot process, I put the usb stick back in, and the warning comes up in the event logs. However, action center does not report that I need a driver.

For now, just going to make a note of this, and see if I can reproduce it on my next test of my install for Windows 8. I'm still not ready to move over yet due to McAfee needed a patch, which won't be out till Jan of 2013.

Thanks for all the help and suggestions.

--Brian
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--Brian Plencner

E-Mail: CoasterBrian72Cancer@gmail.com
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freebird317
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reply to Dustyn

said by Dustyn:

It is interesting as it appears Windows 8 is going to automatically install what's required.

I DO NOT WANT IT! STOP IT PLEASE!
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Dustyn
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Ontario, CAN
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said by freebird317:

said by Dustyn:

It is interesting as it appears Windows 8 is going to automatically install what's required.

I DO NOT WANT IT! STOP IT PLEASE!

huh?
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