Altering the Security Settings of your Peripheral Devices

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Security Settings altered

A computer comes to life only when all the useful peripherals are connected to it. A keyboard, mice, webcams, optical drives- thus goes the list. In fact, a PC could hardly perform a task without peripherals such as mice and keyboards. In addition, as you might know well, driver programs, which are installed when you connect a new device to your PC, facilitate the effective communication between the device and the system.

In this post, the Windows help crew gives you a comprehensive account on how to alter the security settings of your PC’s peripheral devices.

Security Settings Assigned to Devices

While in most cases, driver programs get installed automatically, for some devices you’d have  to perform a manual installation. Whatever be the case, its worth learning that your operating system assigns certain security settings for each new device that you connect to the PC. While such settings are intended to ensure the sustainable performance and security of your computer, at times they might prove to be a bit troublesome. As such, its quite likely that you would want to alter the security settings of your peripheral devices. Let’s now have a look at it can be worked out on your PC.

The Procedure

The Windows help crew prescribes the following steps for altering the security settings of your PC’s peripheral devices:

  1. Commence the procedure by clicking on the “Start” menu on your desktop.
  2. In Windows 7 and Vista computers, type devmgmt.msc in the “Search” field and hit “Enter”. In earlier versions, type the same in the “Run” field and press “Enter”, whereby the Device Manger window shall be launched.
  3. You can now view a list of the devices connected to your PC, such as “DVD/CD-ROM Drives” or “Portable Devices“. There would a + sign adjacent to each of the headings, which when clicked would reveal the various devices in the respective categories.
  4. You may now right-click on the device, whose security settings you wish to change, and choose “Properties” from the context menu.

    Windows Help, Security Settings

    Security Settings altered

  5. Navigate to the “Details” section to view the details pertaining to the device. Click on “Resource” and uncheck the option “Use Automatic Settings“, followed by “Change Setting”.
  6. Finally, learn the various security parameters and make the desired changes.

The above account would surely prove helpful in altering the security settings of your PC’s peripheral devices.

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