Is there any registry key from which i can detect if a hardware is connected though its drivers are not yet installed

 

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You should look more at some utility like devcon

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff544707(v=vs.85).aspx

Answered 02/26/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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it would be difficult but could be done.  You would need to know what it's hardware ID is, as an example "PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6779&SUBSYS_21201028&REV_00
" and locate that under the current control set - device classes.

Answered 02/26/2013 by: SMal.tmcc
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