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From the screenshots you can see that it says Local Area network Connection 4. How can I remove the other ones (2 and 3)? Also since it's the 3rd time installing drivers it says Xeno Interface #3. How can I remove the other 2?

I originally installed it into another PCI-E slot and when I moved it it reinstalled again.
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Instead of right clicking and trying to delete. Just click on the connection you want to delete and press the delete key.
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Originally Posted by VincentJ View Post
Instead of right clicking and trying to delete. Just click on the connection you want to delete and press the delete key.
But the connection doesn't show when the NIC isn't plugged into the old slot.
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Quote:
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But the connection doesn't show when the NIC isn't plugged into the old slot.
Do the other conenctions show up in device manager?
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To completely re-install your NIC drivers (and wipe all existing connections) do the following:

- Ensure that you have the relevant drivers pre-downloaded
- Start > run > devmgmt.msc > expand Network Adapters > right-click on each adapter and select 'Uninstall'
- Reboot
- Re-install drivers

...should be cleared up after that.
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To completely re-install your NIC drivers (and wipe all existing connections) do the following:

- Ensure that you have the relevant drivers pre-downloaded
- Start > run > devmgmt.msc > expand Network Adapters > right-click on each adapter and select 'Uninstall'
- Reboot
- Re-install drivers

...should be cleared up after that.
It only has the current adapter though. The older ones don't show unless I plug the card into the old slots.
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post #7 of 13
Select the "Local Area Connection 4" and hit F2. Now remove the " 4" from the end. Is that what you wanted?

Rename the Adapter also?

Open Regedit, go to HKLM\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Enum\\PCI or USB

Then you need to expand the folders to find your device, you're looking for the String named DeviceDesc
Edited by Modki - 9/3/09 at 11:47am
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post #8 of 13
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Select the "Local Area Connection 4" and hit F2. Now remove the " 4" from the end. Is that what you wanted?

Rename the Adapter also?

Open Regedit, go to HKLM\\System\\CurrentControlSet\\Enum\\PCI or USB

Then you need to expand the folders to find your device, you're looking for the String named DeviceDesc
It only has Device Parameters?
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Did you try renaming it to see if you can just take off the number?
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Did you try renaming it to see if you can just take off the number?
I can but the interface for the adapter still stays #3.
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