Tuesday, December 11, 2012 7:48 PM
I would like to delete all the network cards from my Windows 7 machine.
When I open the Device Manager I click on View and then on Show Hidden Devices.
But I noticed that there is also a command set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices = 1 that makes devices visible.
Is there a difference between those two?
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 8:00 PM
Yes, there is a difference.
You can see it, when you remove some device phyisically without uninstalling it.
Then in addition to show hidden devices you often have to use
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 to show up these devices.
BTW: This can be relevant in particular, when you fail to assign an IP address. Often the address is still assigned to a NIC (network interface card) that has just been removed from the system, without uninstalling it properly.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:15 AMThanks Marcello!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 7:38 AMYou're welcome.