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Windows 7: How to Remove Drivers

02 Jan 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What indication do you have that there is drivers left over?


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02 Jan 2012   #12
gregrocker

 

Check msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding All MS Services) that only your AV is running.

Type services.msc to make sure the program added no Service - if so Disable it.
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04 Jan 2012   #13
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Britton30 wrote:

>What indication do you have that there is drivers left over?


Output from the Everything search tool for "Compro".

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-m..
comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385
_none_4ab2877b1e16b4a7.manifest
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID.cat
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.inf
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.PNF
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-m
..comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.
7600.16385_none_550731cd527776a2.manifest

The Compro TV card is long gone.
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04 Jan 2012   #14
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Check msconfig>Startup and >Services (after Hiding All MS Services) that only your AV is running.

Type services.msc to make sure the program added no Service - if so Disable it.
Nothing in Startup or Service belonging to Compro.
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04 Jan 2012   #15
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Britton30 wrote:

>What indication do you have that there is drivers left over?


Output from the Everything search tool for "Compro".

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-m..
comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385
_none_4ab2877b1e16b4a7.manifest
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID.cat
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.inf
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.PNF
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-m
..comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.
7600.16385_none_550731cd527776a2.manifest

The Compro TV card is long gone.
Those remainders will have no effect on your system but are just part of a catalogue of hundreds of drivers available if you ever plug back in the card.

You can delete them if you feel better, taking ownership if neccessary: Take Ownership Shortcut
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04 Jan 2012   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Bingo! to what Greg said. If there are no issues (you've not mentioned any) just keep on using the PC normally. There are 10s of thousands of files on any random PC that aren't used and cause no problems.
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05 Jan 2012   #17
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheemag View Post
Britton30 wrote:

>What indication do you have that there is drivers left over?


Output from the Everything search tool for "Compro".

C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-m..
comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385
_none_4ab2877b1e16b4a7.manifest
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID.cat
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.inf
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
comprohid.PNF
C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\
comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\
ComproHID64.sys
C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\wow64_microsoft-windows-m
..comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.
7600.16385_none_550731cd527776a2.manifest

The Compro TV card is long gone.
Those remainders will have no effect on your system but are just part of a catalogue of hundreds of drivers available if you ever plug back in the card.

You can delete them if you feel better, taking ownership if neccessary: Take Ownership Shortcut
I can't just delete them: Access denied.

I hadn't thought of taking ownership. I'll try that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jan 2012   #18
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Bingo! to what Greg said. If there are no issues (you've not mentioned any) just keep on using the PC normally. There are 10s of thousands of files on any random PC that aren't used and cause no problems.
Quite so, and with 2TB of disc space, they're not taking up much room, so if I cannot delete them I'll just ignore them.
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05 Jan 2012   #19
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sounds like a good plan.
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05 Jan 2012   #20
GeneO

Windows 10. EFI boot partition, full EFI boot.
 
 

create the system environment variable

devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices

to the value 1

then go to device manager -> view -> show hidden devices

Then you can uninstall device drivers for devices that are not present from the device manager,.
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