he following two articles give you all the needed registry insight in order to accomplish what you want.
Swapping hardware profiles and How can I change the display order for the hardware profile list at startup?.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I came across this problem almost a week ago, when I decided to import an old "registry backup", a backup that I almost done when I installed windows xp home edition, which is my current OS by the way, for the first time.
Anyway, the problem is: Prior to the restore, I had different hardware profiles, and when I restored the backup, a problem happened.
It appears that I had previous hardware profiles installed in that registry backup. Now, I've deleted most of these profiles, and I"m left only with the "current" one I'm using.
But when I open the "services menu"that is by typing "services.msc" in the run command, and open the services menu, and when I open any service "log on" tab, I see two hardware profiles "the one that I'm using "curren"t", and another one without a name. I mean the "enabled disabled option are written but no hardware name infrom of it.
can anyone help me around here?
P.S: to make a long story short, does anyone know how or where can I locate the hardware profiles in windows xp, and how can I manipulate them through the registry.