Slow Windows Because Of Old Drivers

With the rapid changing of technology, often we install new printers etc. We uninstall the old drivers, but most times some gets left behind. This builds up and slows down your PC.

Before you check! CREATE A RESTORE POINT

Here’s how to check

Click Start > Run…

Type cmd into the Open: textbox.

Click the OK button.

Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 at the command prompt.

Type devmgmt.msc at the command prompt.

Click the OK button.

In Device Manager:

Click View > Show hidden devices from the menu.

All your non-existant products will sho up in light grey.

Some need to stay. eg vga, parport, serialport are all part of windows.

Some products like bitdefender antivirus create a new driver every time you boot your PC, making it incredibly slow. These normally are an 8 digit random driver in non plug and play devices.