Another tool you can use in Windows to control your computer's external devices is Hardware and sound, located in the Control Panel. Here you can manage your audio, media, printers and so forth.
Open Hardware and Sound
In Windows 7 – click the Start button, and then click on Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound.
In Windows 8 – move your mouse cursor to the bottom-left of the screen and right-click the thumbnail image that appears. From the pop-up menu, click Control Panel. In the Control Panel windows, click Hardware and Sound.
In Windows 10 – click the Start button, and then click on Control Panel. In the Control Panel window, click Hardware and Sound.
Fix devices that don’t work properly
One of the most common problems is when devices don’t work as you’d expect when you connect them, such as a music CD that doesn’t play or a digital camera that doesn’t export its images to the computer. The Hardware and Sound Control Panel can solve this using AutoPlay:
1. Click on the green AutoPlay link in Hardware and sound
2. Make sure there’s a tick in the box next to where it says Use AutoPlay for all media and devices
3. Click the down arrow to select the desired outcome for an event. For example, under Audio CD you may choose Play audio CD using iTunes