The following tasks for managing devices use the various tools covered in the previous section.
How you add a new hardware device depends on how fully your system and the device support the Plug and Play (PnP) standard:
When a PnP device is connected to a PnP system, WS2003 automatically detects a newly installed device and assigns it appropriate hardware resource settings (IRQ, I/O, memory, and DMA).
Use Control Panel → Add Hardware to install legacy devices or to install PnP devices into systems that aren’t fully PnP-compliant. If the wizard can’t detect the device, you must specify its settings manually.
To specify the action Windows should take when it encounters a device driver that has not been digitally signed, do this:
Control Panel → System → Hardware → Driver Signing
To configure your system to enter standby mode automatically, do this:
Control Panel → Power Options → Power Schemes → select a default scheme
To manually enter standby mode, do this:
Start → Shutdown → Standby
You can also configure your system so that when the power button is pressed, the system enters standby mode instead of powering off completely:
Control Panel → Power Options → Advanced → Power buttons → select Standby
To configure your system to enable hibernation mode, do this:
Control Panel → Power Options → Hibernation → Enable hibernate support
Note that to support hibernation ...