How to get Vendor ID and Device ID of your hardware

Date: March 25th, 2010
Author: Stefan Batanov

In this tutorial I will guilde you how to find out the device and vendor IDs of a hardware component in Windows XP. Even that for the example here we use the sound card this tutorial is valid for almost any type of hardware in your computer. For example using this tutorial you get the IDs of your modem, lan card, Fire Wire card and so on.

In the demonstration we have used Windows XP operating system with installed Service Pack 3. However, the tutorial is valid for all operating systems from Microsoft Corporation after Windows 98. This includes Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 2003 Server, Windows Vista and Windows 7. To be able to follow the steps it is recommended that you have an user with Administrative privileges to the system.

First Step is to right click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop. Once the menu opens go to Manage option.

How to get Vendor ID and Device ID of your hardware

Once the Computer Management window opens go to Device Manager. In the picture below is in a red rectangle so that you can find it easily in the left hand site panel. Once you click on it the panel in the right will show the groups of devices you have in your system. As I said in this example we will disable the Sound Cards. It is under Sound, video and game controllers group. Right click on the device and go to Properties

How to get Vendor ID and Device ID of your hardware

Once the properties windows opens you will land on the General Tab. The one we need to get to is the Details tab. In the tab you will have the a drop down menu with all the information about the hardware device. The one we need is Device Instance ID. Once you select that option from the drop down you will get a string that will contain the Device ID and Vendor ID of the card. In our example Vendor ID is 8086 and Device ID is 24D5.

How to get Vendor ID and Device ID of your hardware

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3 Responses to “How to get Vendor ID and Device ID of your hardware”

  • Daniel says:

    This works for some hardware not all how do i find out the ven or dev id if its not listed in properties?

  • ajai says:

    if i want to know the lan id in desktop and the driver for the lan so is there any prosier or any other software to know?

    • Error: Unable to create directory /var/www/vhosts/onlinehowto.net/web/www/wp-content/uploads/2014/09. Is its parent directory writable by the server? Stefan Batanov says:

      What windows version are we talking about?

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