My boot up time was increasing on my XP desktop and I knew this was in part to lots of drivers for hardware that I no longer have. So how do you identify and remove such drivers then? These instrcutions are sort of XP based but will work on Vista too. If this is a one off activity, open Device Manager using the following command line: Devmgmt.msc set DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES=1 Then from the View menu select “Show hidden devices”. Hardware that was connected to your computer but no longer is will appear with a…

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