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By Johndoe123004 ·
What is the effect of disabling pnp? When would I use it and when not to?

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by BFilmFan In reply to PNP

PCI is designed to work with PNP. The question is why are you thinking of disabling it?

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by TheChas In reply to PNP

Are you referring to Plug and Play for PCI and USB devices?

Or, the Universal Plug and Play network device component.

The only issue with hardware PNP is that it is now recommended to set the PNP OS switch in BIOS settings to "No".
This allows Windows to better control resources for PNP devices.

As to UPnP, you want to disable that unless you specifically need it to use a network resource.

Having UPnP installed on your PC opens a major security hole that is very easy to breach.

You access UPnP settings from the Network Places applet in Control Panel.


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