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Problems uninstalling wireless network adapter

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  • Wireless Network
  • Devices
  • Windows XP
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January 31, 2005 9:09:05 AM

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Over time, I have ended up with multiple (Linksys WUSB11) wireless network
adapter entries in my Device Manager (when I include hidden devices). I want
to clean things up, but am not able to uninstall any of the duplicate
adapters. I get the following error: "Failed to uninstall the device. The
device may be needed to boot up the computer." I've tried to log in as
Administrator and do a clean boot, but get the same result. Any suggestions
for troubleshooting steps?

Thanks!

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Anonymous
January 31, 2005 9:36:17 PM

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PeterE <PeterE@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Over time, I have ended up with multiple (Linksys WUSB11) wireless network
>adapter entries in my Device Manager (when I include hidden devices). I want
>to clean things up, but am not able to uninstall any of the duplicate
>adapters. I get the following error: "Failed to uninstall the device.

Start REGEDIT.EXE and scan for the name of the network adapter as it
shows up in the Device Manager. You will find an entry in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet for it. Delete the branch.

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(tm)
January 31, 2005 9:36:18 PM

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"Thorsten Matzner" wrote:

>
> Start REGEDIT.EXE and scan for the name of the network adapter as it
> shows up in the Device Manager. You will find an entry in
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet for it. Delete the branch.
>
> --
> (tm)
>

Thanks. I'll give it a shot. I guess I'm still a little confused about why
uninstalling from the Device Manager doesn't work... I contacted Linksys,
and they said it sounded like an OS issue.
!