How do you delete old devices in Vista?

in the Default Programs > Auto Play Settings

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Devices can be deleted from the Device Manager. To get there, just go to the Start Menu and type "device manager" in the search bar.

    Locate the device you want to delete, right-click it and press Disable.

  • 10 years ago

    Always backup the registry before making changes. See this article on how to backup and restore the registry:

    How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756

    It is possible to manually edit the system registry to remove the AutoPlay handlers. The AutoPlay handlers are stored at the following registry location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows

    \CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\Handlers\

    Above registry key stores handler settings, which is the action to perform when selected on AutoPlay.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows

    \CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlers\

    Above registry key stores various event names, which contains associated handlers. Which mean all entries added as the value for the event will be shown as an option when the particular event happens and trigger the AutoPlay menu dialog.

    Richard at: wincom7.com

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