Clean Up Your Migrated (P2V) Windows VMs

To show all devices that ever connected to your Windows VM (computer), do the following. Open a command prompt and type

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

Then, in the same command prompt, type devmgmt.msc to start the device manager.

In the device manager mmc choose View -> Show hidden devices.

This will be gone when you close the command prompt. To make things permanent set the system variable devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices with value 1.

Now you are set to Go! Remove all the unwanted hardware, not present in your Virtual Machine.

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