Remove Redundant Devices After a VMware Hardware Version Update

After a P2V or a VMware hardware version update you often get redundant virtual hardware devices left over. They can be removed by doing the following.

Open a command window as Admin and then run the two commands below.

  • set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
  • start devmgmt.msc

When the Device Manager MMC opens ensure you select Show Hidden Devices using the View menu option.

Delete the devices that are not required.