How to Delete Unwanted Drivers

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Cheemag, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Cheemag

    Cheemag Senior Member

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    How do I delete drivers left behind by an uninstalled application in various directories?

    Even with the UAC off (fully down) I cannot delete them.

    [Windows 7 Pro 64-bit SP-1]

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    Jim.
     
  2. Elmer

    Elmer Extraordinary Member

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    Hi Jim,

    Specifics of the drivers you want to remove may be a help. Also have you tried changing the file extension from (usually) .sys to .bak or a.n.other name? That will break them and prevent them from loading at the next boot.
     
  3. Cheemag

    Cheemag Senior Member

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    I don't think changing the extension is an option and I don't think they're loading at boot time. Windows won't let me do anything in these 'system' directories even with the UAC off.

    Specifically the files, left behind after a Compro TV card was uninstalled are:

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49

    C:\Windows\winsxs\Manifests\amd64_microsoft-windows-m..comproxy-deployment_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_4ab2877b1e16b4a7.manifest

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\ComproHID.cat

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\comprohid.inf

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\comprohid.PNF

    C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ComproHID64.sys

    C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\comprohid.inf_amd64_neutral_4d2b630faf7cce49\ComproHID64.sys

    (Output is from the Everything search tool)

    Regards,

    Jim.
     

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