Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Device Manager : Hidden Devices

11 Jul 2010   #30
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TimStitt View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I'm installin Basic on a VM now. I'll report back when it's done.

UPDATE:
Confirmed. All editions of Windows 7 have compmgmt.msc.

Attachment 84317Attachment 84316
I finally found that post.... and guess what? I must have had another late one on sevenforums that night.

I owe everyone an apology for wasted time . It turns out that the poster never said that the compmgmt.msc was missing, just that the functionality changes. I've just remembered it wrong and now feel like silly idiot.... the beginnings of old age... dementia... memory in need of de-fragmentation?.... or too many tasty beverages while I'm helping out... I don't know.

Apologies all, it's been a day of red faces for me.

-Timo
Bula Tim



Been busy watching the soccer world cup matches - almost like a zombie now given the different timezones

Regards


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Jul 2010   #31
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nonpasaran View Post
hi Ted
thank you for tuttorial but i want to know someting;
allready when i open the device menager i can select "Show Hidden Devices" option and i can see the hidden / ghost drivers and when i do step 1-2 nothing changing
So why we are doing step 1 and 2 ?
Why it necessary?
I guess nobody seen my post
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Mar 2011   #32
TLC

Windows 7 Pro, 32-bit, Windows XP Pro
 
 

Hey, for you registry editing folks, create a raw (no word wrap) text file with the following lines:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]
"DEVMGR_SHOW_DETAILS"="1"
"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"


Save it as SomeFileName.reg and double-click to merge into the registry.

Or you can use the attached reg file to double-click it and merge it into your registry.

Note: You will still have to click View -> Show Hidden Devices when in Device Mangler.


Attached Files
File Type: reg DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES.reg (382 Bytes, 341 views)
File Type: reg UNDO_DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES.reg (374 Bytes, 262 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #33
mistymount123

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

HI,
I just replaced the contents of the PATH in the environment variables, can you please gv info abt resetting it to its prev value???Please help me ...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Jun 2011   #34
TLC

Windows 7 Pro, 32-bit, Windows XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mistymount123 View Post
HI,
I just replaced the contents of the PATH in the environment variables, can you please gv info abt resetting it to its prev value???Please help me ...
One could set the default values as when the system was installed, but there may be other program installations that had modified if further, so you may run into issues with that.

Anyone: would a system restore fix this?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #35
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yes, a system restore using a restore point dated before he deleted the contents should be able to restore them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #36
mistymount123

Windows 7 Home Basic x64
 
 

will there be any modifications to my data including deletion ?????? after restoring..............
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #37
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Misty,

Any installed programs, changes made to system files, and changes made to the registry will be restored back to how they were at the date the restore point was created. User files and data will not be affected.

System Restore
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #38
TLC

Windows 7 Pro, 32-bit, Windows XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Misty,

Any installed programs, changes made to system files, and changes made to the registry will be restored back to how they were at the date the restore point was created. User files and data will not be affected.

System Restore
Of course, you should have a backup plan in place for at least your data files!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jun 2011   #39
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Agreed. Always best to be safe and backup anything that you do not want to lose first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Device Manager : Hidden Devices




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager
Hi! I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for. Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple...
Hardware & Devices
Unknown Device in Device Manager/Show Hidden Devices
I have a Toshiba laptop, model L505-ES5018. I had Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit installed on here, but decided to reformat my hard drive using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. After the reformat was finished, I ran Windows Update and it found several items to download and install for me. I noticed...
Drivers
Disconnected devices in Device Manager
How do I enable viewing of disconnected devices in the Device Manager? I have like 30 WiFi cards installed that I need to remove.
Hardware & Devices
Hard drive hidden in disk/device manager
Hi. I tryed to make a system back up but it keeps failing with error code0x80070002) (windows cant find a backup device) went into disk manager and found that my external hard drive that I had plugged in to make the backup on was present and working fine, the strange thing was that i couldnt see my...
Hardware & Devices
No devices in device manager.
Hey there, When I open my device manager it doesn't show any devices. I've searched several websites but can't seem to find a solution for windows 7 Ultimate that works. Someone have a idea on how to solve this problem? Kind regards, Asterix058
Hardware & Devices
Device Manager - smart devices
Hi, Have this in device manager - something to do with smart devices I believe - anyone else come across this? Thanks SIW2
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:07.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App