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How to Remove Old Drivers in Windows 7 and Windows 8 Without any Software

Has your Window 7 or Windows 8 computer freezes frequently or restarts unexpectedly? It might be due to an old or unused device drives. Here is how to remove unused and old device drivers from your Windows 7/8/8.1 computer without any software tool.
To remove old and unused drivers from your Windows computer, open ‘Advanced system settings’ (right click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and from the left side panel, click on ‘Advanced system settings’).
 
In the ‘Advanced system settings’ windows, click on ‘Environment Variables’ button.

Now, in the next window, under the ‘User variables’ box, click on ‘New’ and type the command devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices in the “Variable Name” box and 1 in the “Variable Value” box. Click OK to save the settings. It will let you see used drivers in Device manager.

Now, open the Device Manager (right click ‘Computer’, select ‘Properties’ and from the left side panel select Device Manager) and click “View” tab and select “Show hidden devices”.

 Now, click to expand the “Other device” option and look for the faded icons. They are the unused device drivers. Just right click on it and select Uninstall.

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