Free Utility Tracks USB Use


Handy free utility lists all currently and previously connected USB devices.
–PC Pitstop.

Free Utility Tracks USB Use

by Jim Hillier for Daves Computer Tips

I recently suffered my first and only BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) in Windows 8.1. The cause of BSoDs can be a real pain to track down but will often be related to a recent event, something you’ve recently installed, uninstalled, changed, connected, or disconnected.

With this is mind, I thought back over the most recent activity on this machine and remembered transferring files across to a USB flash drive provided by my daughter. What’s more, I recalled a hiccup during the driver installation which I had dismissed at the time.

I’ve always got the latest version of NirLauncher on hand, a collection of all the terrific portable tools from Nir Sofer, which includes a little utility called USBDeview… perfect for checking out installed USB devices.

USBDeview – Download & Usage

As with all Nir Sofer offerings, USBDeview is small, portable, and free. USBDeview is available in separate 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The 64-bit version consists of a tiny 106KB zip download, simply extract the contents of the folder and run the executable:

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