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Windows 7: Device manager showing numerous usb controllers do I need them all?

15 Aug 2016   #1
provlima

 
 
Device manager showing numerous usb controllers do I need them all?

My Device Manager is showing 21 different USB port controllers See attached screen shot
I suspect some are from old USB devices once installed that I no longer use.


Can these listed USB controllers be causing a drain on the power needed to operate USB ports?
Is there any way to see if these controllers are redundant or actually still used?
Thanks for your help




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15 Aug 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Looks normal to me but you have more feature than I do
If you want them to work then no don't remove them
One control and one hub for each usb2... port
Device manager showing numerous usb controllers do I need them all?-device-manager-usb-listings.pngDevice manager showing numerous usb controllers do I need them all?-asus-device-manager-usb-listings.png


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15 Aug 2016   #3
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Leave them as it is Devices that are using USB Controllers will be there.
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15 Aug 2016   #4
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes leave them alone. It's possible that some of those entries are for USB devices that are no longer plugged in and could be cleaned up but it doesn't cause any problem to leave those entries alone.
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