Permanently Remove Devices From XP Device Manager
Posted on 2003-12-02
I have created an Windows XP sysprep image using Norton Ghost. Included in the image are drivers for a Synapsis Touchpad. Not all machines that the image is being loaded on physically have a touchpad. My problem is that once the touchpad drivers are in the image the machines view the ps2 mouse as a touchpad (the mouse shows up as a touchpad in the device manager) I have removed the device and rebooted but it comes back as a touchpad instead of a PS2 mouse. Same thing happens if I remove the touchpad from device manager in safe mode. If I attach a USB mouse the correct drivers are loaded. What can I do to permanently remove the touchpad drivers from device manager so that my mouse will show up as a mouse instead of a touchpad??? Is there a registry key I need to delete or something???