VMWare -- removing old network adaptors

VMWare -- removing old network adaptors

(below is copy/pasted from the web, though I did verify that after a p2v conversion, these steps will reliably remove an the non-present adaptors).

Based on my test, the previous adapters could be displayed in device managre MMC snap-in with set trigger “devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices”, please following the workaround below to check if it worked:


·         Run command prompt with administrator privilege.

·         perform “set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1”.

·         perform “start devmgmt.msc” to start device manager MMC snap-in.

·         Click “Show hidden devices” on the View menu in Device Managers ,so that you should see the old devices that are not connected to the computer.

·         remove the old NIC form network adapters category.


Here is an article for you refer:


Device Manager does not display devices that are not connected to the Windows XP-based computer


Keywords:VMWare -- removing old network adaptors   Doc ID:18429
Owner:Eric G.Group:Law School
Created:2011-05-03 19:00 CDTUpdated:2011-05-03 19:00 CDT
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