• How to remove a device?

    Kira Dobrovolskaya
    Kira Dobrovolskaya
    February 1, 2013
    How to remove a device?

    The device is called any equipment that is connected to a computer by any of the known methods. The device can be as a printer, scanner, mouse and keyboard, as well as RAM, video card, processor and DVD-ROM. All this is displayed in the device manager.

    Disable device and remove drivers

    It often happens that several devices of the same type are installed on the computer, which can cause conflicts in their work. This raises the question of how to remove a device using the tools of the Windows operating system. Most often, such a need arises among people who have integrated and external equipment of the same type installed on their computers.

    To get rid of such conflicts, delete the connected device using the Device Manager in the Windows operating system. To do this, go to the control panel, which can be found in the “Start” menu or by opening “My Computer”.To make it easier to navigate, it is recommended to enable the display of small icons in the “Control Panel”.

    In the list that appears, you need to find the “Device Manager” and launch it by double-clicking the left mouse button. This action will launch the dispatcher, after which a window will appear on the computer screen in which all connected devices are displayed. Next you need to find the right equipment and remove it from the system. To do this, right-click on the device found and select the appropriate item in the context menu. To remove the device, click "Delete", and to disable the equipment - "Disable".

    If you could not remove the device, you can try to first remove the driver of this equipment, and then repeat the whole procedure. To remove the driver, double-click on the desired device. In the window that appears, select the tab "Driver", there is a button "Delete". This feature completely removes the software for the selected hardware. If this did not help, then the Windows operating system supports "Safe Mode". Restarting the computer and entering this mode, you can do the same operations to remove an unnecessary device from the list of connected equipments. Here's how to remove the device driver on the computer.


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