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Windows 7: Driver removal

07 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 
Driver removal

I have two items I want to remove from my computer.

1) I needed to install a driver to have my (Android) phone talk to the computer. I tried once but the phone is not being identified. So my thought is to remove whatever has installed and try a re-install.

2) I also loaded a program called Odin3 One-Click Downloader to manipulate my phone) this to is not working.

So where in my system do I find these rooted to completely remove them.

These both, by the way, work on my laptop, just not my PC.

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07 Feb 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

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07 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tom, can't help ya on the driver delete, but when I first looked @ your post and saw the little bug in your avatar I reached for my screen to get it off there!
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07 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

here is how for the android:

right click on My Computer and select properties
Go to advanced tab
Click on environment variables
Create a new system environment variable: devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices
set its value to 1
click ok
select device manager from the properties menu
select view and check "show hidden devices"
You should now be able to see something like "ADB Interface"
Select the Android device under it, right click and choose Uninstall
A popup window should allow you to check "Delete the driver software for this device"
check the box and click OK

I expect the other should be somewhere in Control panel -> Programs and Features. Find it, select it and remove it.
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07 Feb 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GeneO,
WIN | Devmgmt.msc | View tab | Show Hidden Devices
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07 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
GeneO,
WIN | Devmgmt.msc | View tab | Show Hidden Devices
karl,
That doesn't show devices that are not present. You need the environment variable for that.

Otherwise he'd have to plug the phone in, show hidden devices, disable the device, then uninstall it.
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07 Feb 2011   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

GeneO,
Thanks for reminding me. What he needs is both the SET command and to show hidden devices which will then show up "ghosted".

See following:
Tweak Device Manager for a more Complete View of Devices
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07 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
GeneO,
Thanks for reminding me. What he needs is both the SET command and to show hidden devices which will then show up "ghosted".

See following:
Tweak Device Manager for a more Complete View of Devices
Or do what I said. I find it is useful to have the environment variable set so it is permanent. It comes in handy.
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08 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
GeneO,
Thanks for reminding me. What he needs is both the SET command and to show hidden devices which will then show up "ghosted".

See following:
Tweak Device Manager for a more Complete View of Devices
Or do what I said. I find it is useful to have the environment variable set so it is permanent. It comes in handy.
GeneO, Karl

Thank you both. GeneO that worked perfectly. Doing this actually may have helped me find my problem. The same driver was installed 4 times. That may have been the conflict.
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08 Feb 2011   #10

Windows 7 64 bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GeneO View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks View Post
GeneO,
Thanks for reminding me. What he needs is both the SET command and to show hidden devices which will then show up "ghosted".

See following:
Tweak Device Manager for a more Complete View of Devices
Or do what I said. I find it is useful to have the environment variable set so it is permanent. It comes in handy.
GeneO, Karl

Thank you both. GeneO that worked perfectly. Doing this actually may have helped me find my problem. The same driver was installed 4 times. That may have been the conflict.
It was probably there 4 times because it was plugged into different USB ports. I have had problems with this driver that came in through windows update. I disabled (hid) that update so the phone just shows up as a USB storage device. That seems to work well.
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