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Windows 7: How to clear out usb history on Bench tech machine Help!

14 Apr 2014   #1
Mastidon

7 pro x64
 
 
How to clear out usb history on Bench tech machine Help!

I plug a lot of Hard drives into this machine via usb adapter for data transfers and I tend to get frustrated and just reload the pc often. After so many times the pc slows way down. I go into the usbstor in the registry but it will not let me delete all the values there for a clean slate so to speak.

Windows 7 pro x64

I see that there is a way to keep this cleaned out and if I can find the correct way to do so I will make a batch file and force it to run weekly just to stay ahead of this.

Thanks in advance for any help.


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14 Apr 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

I do this via Device Manager by expanding USB devices then right click and uninstall all the greyed out ones (ones not currently installed). I don't know any way to automate this so like you, I do this once a week or so and remove anywhere for 10 to 30 devices each time.
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14 Apr 2014   #3
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro 32bit; Desk 2: Server 2012 R2 & Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

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15 Apr 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Thanks for that program. Will give it a try tomorrow at work.
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15 Apr 2014   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Ztruker let us know how thing work out for you and that new program.
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16 Apr 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Worked perfectly on my Windows XP Pro X86 system at work. I'll try it on Win 7 Pro X84 tomorrow.
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17 Apr 2014   #7
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 


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17 Apr 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Worked well on my Windows 7 system too. I'll try 8.1 in a bit after I run Acronis and create a restore point.
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17 Apr 2014   #9
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro 32bit; Desk 2: Server 2012 R2 & Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

It should work on Win 8 as well (but let us know). I find the drivecleanup tool quite handy and easy to use. A "must have" in a geek's tool kit
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17 Apr 2014   #10
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Yup, worked great on 8.1 Pro X64. I ran the X64 version.
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