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Device Manager: Many multiple items in System, USB Controllers

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May 7, 2012 1:29:31 PM

So I'm poking around in Device Manager learning stuff and notice that under Univeral Serial Bus Controller there are multiple items that I'm not using at the moment. ICH10 Host Controllers: 8
USB Root Hub: 8

I'm not using 8 of anything. I'm using 1 USB 4 port hub. But I do switch stuff around a lot trying different configurations.

Does anybody know why there are mutliple devices listed?
Is there a way of reseting this so it reflects what's really there?
Or should i just ignore it?

Of course the Help in Device Manager was absolutely and totally useless as per usual with Microsoft Help. I just click it to see if even once they can solve a problem. I think in the last year....zero. It would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. :)  Guess they feel the more confused the user is the more likely they'll seek the help of their neighborhood computer store that sold them the computer thereby retaining dealers.
May 7, 2012 6:00:00 PM

tom2u said:
So I'm poking around in Device Manager learning stuff and notice that under Univeral Serial Bus Controller there are multiple items that I'm not using at the moment. ICH10 Host Controllers: 8
USB Root Hub: 8

I'm not using 8 of anything. I'm using 1 USB 4 port hub. But I do switch stuff around a lot trying different configurations.

Does anybody know why there are mutliple devices listed?
Is there a way of reseting this so it reflects what's really there?
Or should i just ignore it?

Of course the Help in Device Manager was absolutely and totally useless as per usual with Microsoft Help. I just click it to see if even once they can solve a problem. I think in the last year....zero. It would be laughable if it wasn't so pathetic. :)  Guess they feel the more confused the user is the more likely they'll seek the help of their neighborhood computer store that sold them the computer thereby retaining dealers.

Ain't broke don't fix it. Isn't hurting anything. - But of course, you like to change things around, do uninstall them all & reboot ! :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 
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