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Get rid of old device drivers hidden in Vista

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Executive Summary

Over time unused, but still installed, drivers can cause problems if they inadvertently become enabled. When you're troubleshooting a problem in Microsoft Vista that you suspect is related to a driver, you can locate and remove any old and unused drivers by enabling a special feature in Device Manager that allows it to display non-present devices. In this issue of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use this special feature in Device Manager.

This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

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