Unable to remove a device in Windows Device Manager

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope

Windows 8 device managerIn some rare situations, you may be unable to remove a device in Windows Device Manager. If so, make sure the device you are attempting to remove in Device Manager is not dependent on another device. For example, if you are having trouble removing the sound card in Device Manager, try removing one of the other sound devices. If you still cannot remove the device, try removing it under Safe Mode.

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