How do I know if my PowerLab has been installed and recognized by my Windows computer running Chart / LabChart?

If a PowerLab has been successfully installed and recognized by a Windows computer, then an 'ADInstruments PowerLabs' icon should appear in the Device Manager of the computer. The Device Manager can be found by going to (broken down by Operating System):

  • Windows XP: 'Start' --> 'Control Panel' --> 'System' --> 'Hardware'
  • Windows Vista: 'Start' --> 'Control Panel' --> 'System and Maintenance'
  • Windows 7: 'Start' --> 'Control Panel'
Note: For machines that have never had a PowerLab attached, the PowerLab driver will automatically install upon connection of the PowerLab unit (the PowerLab must be switched on to be detected).