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  1. If you mean about RAS async adapter, I think it's needed and it would be a bad idea to remove it totally. I uninstalled it few times and it always came back. If I hunt down the .inf it's installed from, I might know whether it's safe to delete it, but I'm very satisfied with the situation as it is now. I have no problems, I really posted this just to brag. Edit: Oh, and in the process I downloaded the 600+ MB iso just to get devcon (Windows driver development kit I think), but it turned out it wasn't needed. There was another method of uninstall with devcon, but the above worked just fine. And I checked, there were no super hidden devices remaining. That was the only thing devcon was used for.
  2. I don't even remember their names any more... I know all of them are related to VPN, which I don't intend to use. So if you plan on using some kind of built-in VPN protocols, forget about it. Also, my system is heavily tweaked through the years, so I might have killed some other dependencies in the meantime. For starters, find in the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\XXX (X-es are numbers) the victims that have CHARACTERISTICS registry value in them. It is a compilation of flags, and we are interested in only one: 0x20 NCF_NOT_USER_ REMOVABLE Component cannot be removed by the user (for example, through Control Panel or Device Manager). It might be applied also to other types of devices that seemingly are not able to be uninstalled, if need arises. But now we are interested in these. As I said, I already forgot all the names, but I killed everything that had MINIPORT in its name, and everything is running fine. We can see which device it is by looking at the DriverDesc value in the same registry kay. So, for those which I decide I want removed, I substract 0x20 (hex) from the original CHARACTERISTICS value and replace it with that. Reboot (I haven't checked if it's absolutely necessary, but just in case) and I can remove all of them - uninstall through Device Manager. And at the end I'm left with this: Beautiful, isn't it? Ras Async Adapter is the only one which can not be removed, it goes away and comes back, sometimes is faded, sometimes not... I live with it (for now ). Look 'n' Stop is the driver from the firewall, it was attached also to some of the miniports. That had to complicate something. Oh, and I almost forgot, one of them is PPoE, which will kill your Internet connection if it is of that type. I have a direct cable connection to the router, so I don't care for any of these types. And finally, because this is so dangerous (potentially), I tested it extensively in a virtual machine (which is a clone of my physical machine, so most things are similar). GL Edit: I remembered I might have done this years ago with most of the other (tunnelling) adapters like Teredo and similar... TcpIp V6 is disabled all the time.
  3. I vaguely remember there were multiple reasons for this. One is that something referenced something in recent docs, so you should clear them (ccleaner?). Others were more complex and usually it was the last thing I tried, but I forgot them all. GL
  4. Here's the driver for them: Controlling such a giant display through USB/serial? It would be unwise to task one computer with two tasks, especially when one of them is such an important one. And it's a Windows computer, as we can see. But who knows... GL
  5. For general uninstallation of third party drivers on Windows 7+ I use Rapr (driver store explorer). GL
  6. So the scammers had money after all... It makes me sad to think of all the unanswered emails that could have landed ppl a fortune...
  7. Don't know if they are similar, but Torchsoft's Registry Workshop and Nirsoft's RegScanner have extended search functionalities, maybe among them there is the one you're looking for.
  8. A child node is preventing deletition. You need to tick "Replace child permissions to this object..." Even then, some things are held by the system (open handles). Never touch SAM or SECURITY hives, the system will not boot. Also, I suggest you don't change permissions of "root" (top level) keys (the hives). As always, all this is extremely dangerous and could brick your OS at any time, for no apparent reason. Edit: While we're at it, a shameless plug of some of my ramblings...
  9. CpuZ samples once per second or less and isn't the best for monitoring CPU frequency in real time. The best is, in my opinion, ThrottleStop with "more data" ticked. Similarly, RealTemp (same author) can, but it hasn't been updated for a while, not that it matters in this case.
  10. CrystalCPUID or Throttlestop. I think RMClock will also work.
  11. Ahh, ATI and underscan...
  12. I see it too. Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.18 GL
  13. Here on Fernando's forum.
  14. Just another rant (things I've noticed and that bug me): - Yes, this is shift+enter. IPS wants to invent new use of the ENTER key, forbidding me to use it as I see fit. That's dictatorship. I know it was discussed before. - If the editor (which I'm writing into now) loses focus (left click somewhere else), I can't easily get the cursor again. If there is nothing written, it's impossible (except with right click, but then I need to press ESC to cancel the browser's context menu); If there is something written, two clicks are needed. - "Load more content" when there is no more content. Apart from being illogical, that's also very "NuMicrosoft" - nothing is certain, we can change whatever whenever we want, you're not in control of anything and don't deserve to know the full picture. Also, it saves them work (they don't always need to process everything, many people will give up). But... - Sometimes it blocks (server hiccup?) and keeps waiting forever. Inventing a problem where there wasn't one. Because... - It's dynamic. Any moment something might change. After the forum "upgrade" I've found I miss many more things with my mouse, because everything has jumped, and I rarely can see what was the reason for that. IMHO, nothing in the forum should be dynamic, we don't need real-time notifications, nothing is that important. Another shift+enter. Bye. GL
  15. On another note, can anyone please tell me which is the last version of Chrome that doesn't block npapi (java)? I need it for work. Exact version and subversion, please. I know that for a long time there were only warnings that could be overridden, but around version 45 the kill switch was supposed to be toggled. I have version 44 and Google (the site) is nagging me to update. I have disabled all updaters (scheduled tasks etc.), set group policy (I use business edition), but I want to find the last usable version and forget about it.