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Removing hidden devices after a P2V

After  P2Vs, you are often (in fact almost always) left with hidden devices in computer management – which relate to old hardware that no longer lives with your machine.

 

Getting rid of this is advised – to keep yourmachine as tidy as possible, and will also eliminte some of the error message often seen when re-using IPs for NICs that previously existed on your Server.

 

Simple to do:

Open a command prompt your Windows VM (Start –> Run –> cmd).
set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
Open device manager:
devmgmt.msc
In the device management console (View –> Show Hidden Devices).
Now simply r0ght-click each of these ‘hidden’ devices and select uninstall.
You’ll probably get prompted to reboot.
job done
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