every device has a few sets of properties that can be used to identify the
device or the class of the device. In the table below the properties are
ordered by specificity from most specific to general.
A device has
only one device ID that is the most specific ID for a device.
A device can
have multiple hardware IDs. They are also ordered by specificity.
List of general
IDs for all devices of the same kind.
A single GUID of
device interface class. Every device has only one class. This is a registry key