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Windows 7: Cloned install - Removing unwanted drivers

28 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Cloned install - Removing unwanted drivers

I have cloned my notebook windows install (Windows 7/ Dell) to a generic desktop PC.

Once done, I have manually removed all DELL custom software within Control Panel->Program and features, however I have noticed that some DELL specific drivers have been left in. For example once I have installed a Bluetooth dongle in the PC desktop, Windows was attempting to use DELL specific BT drivers.

As the cloned desktop PC randomly (say once every ten days) crashes with a BSOD (124), I'm wondering if it could be that some DELL specific drivers are still running, compromising stability.

Is there a secure way to cleanup all unwanted drivers?

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28 Sep 2012   #2

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RixNox View Post
I have cloned my notebook windows install (Windows 7/ Dell) to a generic desktop PC.
How are you activating this installation as Genuine? Since the notebook Dell installation is OEM, you cannot move it to a different hardware setup.
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