Tip & How-To about Computers & Internet
Whenever you unplug a device from your computer, it stays hidden in the device manager, even though you don't see it. What can this do? It clogs up Windows and slows it down.
If you want to uninstall this clutter, try doing this:
- Click on Start and type in CMD to reach the command prompt. Windows XP users might need to click on Start > Run.
- Type in set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1, then press Enter.
Now close the command prompt and click on Start > Control Panel > Device Manager. Click on View, then select Show Hidden Devices.
You'll now want to expand each category and remove any device in which the icon isn't a solid image. The text will still be black, so don't get yourself confused.
There is no harm in doing this as they are no longer in use by your computer.
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