Uninstall Intel Wired PROSet for Windows 1

Uninstall Intel Wired PROSet for Windows
Normally I would never upgrade a server to Windows Server 2012, but just do a clean install. But because it’s my own lab and I want to know what can happen I just did the upgrade from Windows 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 Datacenter. After running setup.exe and choose the obvious choices, my installation halted. The Compatibility report stated I had to uninstall “Intel Wired PROSet for Windows”. After Closing and exiting the setup I go to the “Uninstall a program”. But nothing to be found about this installation. I had to dig around but removing is actually easy. Open regedit and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PROSetDX. Look for “UninstallString” and copy ...

Howto: Remove devices from Windows that are not connected to the system anymore

If a device is physically removed from the system before being uninstalled, the system will hide all settings from device manager. This can give a conflict when equel hardware is installed at a later point in time. To remove these “phantom” devices do one of the following steps: 1. Try running the temporary display as the Administrator, this way: Click Windows Start > All Programs > Accessories and right-click Command Prompt, then “Run as Administrator”. Type “set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1” and press Enter. Type “start devmgmt.msc” and press enter. Now in Device Manager click View > Show hidden devices. 2. To permanently display the “Phantom” devices in Device Manager, right-click Computer > Properties > Advanced System Settings > ...