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PostSubject: Hidden Non-connected Network Devices   Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:28 pm

Ok so I just spent the better part of an hour trying to find this answer... so friggen annoying.

Even though you can enable show hidden devices and hidden files, microsoft is still hiding information on network cards no longer connected to your system.

This is how you fix it:
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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539/en-us

To work around this behavior and display devices when you click Show hidden devices:
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  2. At a command prompt, type the following command , and then press ENTER:
    set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
  3. Type the following command a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
    start devmgmt.msc
  4. Troubleshoot the devices and drivers in Device Manager.

    NOTE: Click Show hidden devices on the View menu in Device Managers before you can see devices that are not connected to the computer.
  5. When you finish troubleshooting, close Device Manager.
  6. Type exit at the command prompt.
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PostSubject: Re: Hidden Non-connected Network Devices   Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:26 am

thanks dude that's some great info i have been wanting to get rid of some old network connections but they just seemed to keep popping back up.

so now its all sorted thanks to your info really appreciated thanks dude
cheers cheers

==Edit added==
had a total of 37 network devices show up after doing this :O all ones that i fort i got rid of lol glad to finally find out how to permanently get them off my system thanks again Very Happy

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