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Windows 7: Uninstalling Win7 Driver.

19 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7 / Windows XP
Uninstalling Win7 Driver.

Hey guys,

Yesterday i upgraded from 7229 to 7232.
I had Hamachi installed and after installing Windows 7 7232. it didnt work.
Now i went into Device Manager but i can not uninstall it.
It uninstalls it but it stays in the list somehow..

Anybody can help me

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19 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

I had the same thing happen with Alcohol when doing an upgrade install of 7229 from 7100 (back to 7100 now due to Punkbuster issues). Anyway I came across a post with the following instructions,

The way to fix it:
1)Try to uninstall Deamon Tools, or other software using SPTD, delete Deamon Tools (or other software) folder in Program Files
2)Run Regedit
in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\ Services\sptd" set DWORD "Start" value to 4
3) Reboot in safemode
4) Run regedit
in "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\ Services\sptd\CFG" -> right click and select permissions -> add your user (with administrative privileges) and check "Full Control" box
Then delete the whole SPTD key
5) Reboot in normal mode
6) Install SPTD or software containing SPTD.
followed them and I could then get Alcohol installed. I don't have Hamachi but if you know the exact name of the driver (should show in Device Manager), the above might work for you if you look for the Hamachi named equivalent.
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19 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 / Windows XP

I did that, but device manager is still giving Hamachi.
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19 Jun 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Tried manually deleting the file? It should be in the,


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20 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 / Windows XP

Still displaying in Device Manager somehow..
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20 Jun 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Sounds like there4 may be more than one instance of the file someplace. Do a search of your C: drive for it and see if it is hiding in any other locations.
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28 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7

having the same issue here the driver name is hamachi.sys if that helps
would if be safe to just remove every thing in the reg that say hamachi?
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28 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7

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