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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

How to remove Network Adapter Cleanly

Sometime when you reinstall Network Adapters you see the following
"Wireless Adapter #2"
Which is irritating due to the previous driver "Wireless Adapter" not uninstalled cleanly.

Open Device Manager
Uninstall your Network Adapters
Click "View" "Show Hidden Devices"
Uninstall any duplicate entries.
Go to Windows Registry search for the redundant Network Adapter Entry.
For example if your issue is "Wireless Network Adapter #2"
Then do a search in the registry for "Wireless Network Adapter"
For example if your issue is "Wireless Network Adapter #3"
Then do a search in the registry for "Wireless Network Adapter #2" and "Wireless Network Adapter"
From there you should be able to locate "Wireless Network Adapter" and delete the redundant entries then uninstall and reinstall the network adapter and it should take "Wireless Network Adapter" Name.

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