This article describes how to install and enable the Universal Plug and Play feature in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), as it is not installed by default.
When the Universal Plug and Play feature is installed on your computer, anytime a Universal Plug and Play device is detected, it can be represented in Microsoft Windows in any of the following ways:
- When a service is first discovered on the network, an icon is displayed in the system tray to indicate that it is available. The icon also has a Balloon Help feature to inform you that a new Universal Plug and Play device has been added. This icon can be dismissed with a click of the mouse, or a shortcut can be created on the desktop.
- All Universal Plug and Plug devices currently on the network are listed in the My Network Places folder. If you open a device from My Network Places, it takes you to the Web user interface (UI) for the device.
- Shortcuts to Universal Plug and Plug devices on the network can be created on the desktop using either the Universal Plug and Plug system tray notification icon, or the My Network Places folder.
To install the Universal Plug and Play feature, perform the following steps:
- Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
- Click Add/Remove Programs.
- Click Windows Setup.
- Click Communications.
- Click Details.
- Click to select the Universal Plug and Play check box.
- Click OK, click OK, and then enable Windows to install the component.
For additional information about the Universal Plug and Play feature, click the article number below
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Universal Plug and Play Features in Windows Me
Article ID: 276507 - Last Review: June 19, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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