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Windows 7: Device Manager : Hidden Devices

15 Apr 2010   #10
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

thanks Ted! great tut! would rep you, but havent spread it around enough yet


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15 Apr 2010   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I guess that variable was already in my XP, because it would displays ghosts without tweaking. I had wondered why I never saw any ghosts in W7...now I know.

EDIT: I just exorcised the computer, so maybe it will be a bit less quirky. My Logitech Trackball alone had a total of 16 ghosts to clean out. For some reason, I have noticed that the OS has to load drivers for a device that is already installed...such as the mouse. Why it doesn't always continue using the driver installed, I have no idea.
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16 Apr 2010   #12
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
thanks Ted! great tut! would rep you, but havent spread it around enough yet
Hello SS, thank you!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I guess that variable was already in my XP, because it would displays ghosts without tweaking. I had wondered why I never saw any ghosts in W7...now I know.

EDIT: I just exorcised the computer, so maybe it will be a bit less quirky. My Logitech Trackball alone had a total of 16 ghosts to clean out. For some reason, I have noticed that the OS has to load drivers for a device that is already installed...such as the mouse. Why it doesn't always continue using the driver installed, I have no idea.
I'm glad I could do something to help you out.
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16 Apr 2010   #13
DreemWarrior

Windows 7 ultimate X64
 
 

Very handy indeed Ted. Thanks!
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16 Apr 2010   #14
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DreemWarrior View Post
Very handy indeed Ted. Thanks!


Hello DW, you're welcome!
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18 May 2010   #15
Johnatan

windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello

In windows 7 Ultimate, we can find an option 'Show hidden devices' in the Device Manager View menu.
I don't know how it is in other Windows 7 versions.
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18 May 2010   #16
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello Johnatan, welcome to Seven Forums; thanks for the info.
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18 May 2010   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnatan View Post
Hello

In windows 7 Ultimate, we can find an option 'Show hidden devices' in the Device Manager View menu.
I don't know how it is in other Windows 7 versions.
It has that option in the Pro version also, but it doesn't really work with the tweak listed above. It seems that in XP that it only worked when in Safe Mode, not at Desktop. I'm not sure if Ultimate is different in this respect or not from Pro, but are you certain that ghosts were automatically displayed at desktop on it without the tweak?
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22 May 2010   #18
Johnatan

windows 7 x64
 
 

Hello, please look at this image, got directly from 'Show Hidden Devices' in the Device Manager View Menu. I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (french).
The red underlined items are the hidden devices and ghosts


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Device Manager : Hidden Devices-gestion-de-lordinateur.jpg  
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22 May 2010   #19
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Thanks for the work done and your time Ted

Regards
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