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Ok to disable internal modem?

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    Ok to disable internal modem?


    I have a Motorola SM56 speakerphone modem in my Acer PC of which I don't use. I use WiFi or Ethernet. It uses resources that I think could be used elsewhere.

    I want to be 100% sure it's ok to disable and/or uninstall in Device manager. I also see it in Programs and Features.

    If so, will it help on memory, possessor, and other resources?

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    If it is in Programs and features, I would imagine someone has installed the software for it?
    But before you uninstall, disable the facility in the device manager. I am 100% certain it will cause no problems. If it goes wrong, it is easy to re-enable, If there are no apparent problems, then I would suggest you uninstall the software.
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    Thanks, Dave. Yes, the driver software and management software comes via Windows update of which I accepted after installing 8 x64 of which I changed from x86. I'm testing it on my rig. Then I got to thinking that I never use the modem anymore so why have it.?!

    Ok. I will do as you suggest. Sounds like a good plan.

    Again, thanks so much!

    I will mark this thread solved.
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