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Windows 7: Cleaning up device enumeration

05 Mar 2010   #1

Seven Professional x64
Cleaning up device enumeration


I recently had to manipulate a lot my Bluetooth antenna installation due to several tests...
The problem is, some third-party softwares I tested didn't managed to remove properly the dongle enumeration in my Windows registry.

When I reintalled the original pilots, my connection had an ugly "#2" stuck in the name... I went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\BTH and I could see there was 2 enumerations!

Then, I went to the System/Devices entries and I manually deleted anything related to Bluetooth, and when I reconnected my antenna, the network switched to... "#3"!

Could you help me cleaning up that mess?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

Open a command prompt window and enter these commands:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

Device Manager will open. Select View -> Show hidden devices from the menu.

All your previously connected but no longer present devices will be shown grayed/dimmed. Uninstall the previous ones.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Mar 2010   #3

Seven Professional x64

Thanks a LOT
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