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how can i remove old obsolete drivers in device manager

  1. #11


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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jds63 View Post
    For one do not mess with USB Universal Serial Bus Drivers, then USB ports will have issues. I would leave HID ones. Be good know mouse your removing, but if i recall you are one with Steel Series gaming mouse in another thread.

    Again have to wait till put the new mouse on to remove old drivers. Not really going to effect anything if you left them.
    If remove software for that mouse chance may remove drivers, not sure in some cases. Also might be another way i am not familiar with or can't remember to remove old drivers.

    The new mouse is the same one i just got a RMA on it as something went wonky with the other one, i had to send it back and for a while i was using a old Logitech one i removed or uninstalled those drivers for it, so i should just leave the USB ones and HID there.as for those what is up with so many like the mouse once what the heck is up with that i never had that many mice in my life.
    Well new Steel Series most likely going to use the same drivers so should not be a worry there. Yes do not mess with Universal Serial Bus Drivers, feel no need to. You had another post related to this gaming mouse.

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    Yeah this was for though drivers but if they wont hurt anything i will leave them, as far as the mouse i was not worried about the new mouse at all but rather though other mouse drivers and why they are there lol is wired.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyB View Post
    Yeah this was for though drivers but if they wont hurt anything i will leave them, as far as the mouse i was not worried about the new mouse at all but rather though other mouse drivers and why they are there lol is wired.
    Wait is new mouse same brand and model as old mouse, said you RMA'd the other mouse ? Why i said its' probably the same drivers.
    Really do not feel leaving old ones in this case going to disrupt anything else, but if that concerned just uninstall the ones under mouse or and Human interface that relate to that mouse first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I like to use pictures.
    I noticed in previous posts, quite a theme going there.
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