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Microsoft Kernal Debug Network Driver


#1
While searching for Bluetooth connectivity, I discovered this newly installed program in Device Manager. What is this?

Google search seems to indicate it is W8 feature of unknown nature.
 

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#2
I have it too pappi! Apparently this is auto-installed if you have one of the NICs listed here:

Supported Ethernet NICs for Network Kernel Debugging in Windows 8

In my installation travels, I have uninstalled it without instance and I have left it installed without instance as well. Now, I still don't know exactly why its there but it is not an issue for me because it doesn't cause any problems. I'd just leave it alone.

Cheers!
 

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#3
Aaah...I am sure it was not there on the first day. And then hours ago I updated Bios, synaptic touchpad and two other minor stuffs...all from HP and then this Kernel debugging driver just appeared in Device Manager. I hate looking at anything inside my system that has unknown nature...harmless or not.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
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    Internet Speed
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    Windows Defender and MBAM

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#4
Aaah...I am sure it was not there on the first day. And then hours ago I updated Bios, synaptic touchpad and two other minor stuffs...all from HP and then this Kernel debugging driver just appeared in Device Manager. I hate looking at anything inside my system that has unknown nature...harmless or not.
In contrast, mine was there on the first day after one of my Win 8 installations and I simply deleted it (from device manager) and it never came back.

Cheers and Kirk out!
 

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#5
You deleted something you did not know from Device manager? Hmmm...Instinctively I am not wont to deleting stuffs from registry and Device manager....and SWSetup. So....did you notice anything unusual after deletion?
 

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  • OS
    W8 64bits
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    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
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#6
No issues whatsoever, and I am confident that if I delete something from device manager that is "required", it will be rediscovered upon next boot. Also, I have confidence that I can deal with any consequences if necessary. I just gave you an FYI on my experience and based on your last response, I would just leave it alone.
 

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#7
Oh, and you also mentioned the registry too. Now that is a completely different situation and I would not delete anything from there specifically that I wasn't sure about.
 

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#8
I just ordered a $1,100.00 HP laptop...and I promise I will no longer tweak stuffs. I swear.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8 64bits
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP ENVY dv7-7230us
    CPU
    quad core AMD Processors
    Motherboard
    1833 55.24/F.13
    Memory
    6GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver/AMD Radeon HD 7640G
    Sound Card
    IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Microsoft Basic Render Driver
    Screen Resolution
    1600/900
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi HTS541075A9E680 SATA Disk Device
    Mouse
    only keypad
    Internet Speed
    not too great
    Browser
    IE 10
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and MBAM