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Hidden Hardware Profile

Hi everyone

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.

Regards
Ashraf Mohammed

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Thank you so much for the two URLs, though their subjects were totally different from what I really wanted, but the important thing you got me to where I wanted, and that would be the part of the registry where all of thsoe sneaky profiles are hidden.

Thank you a million times is not enough.

Regards
Ashraf Mohammed

God Bless

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Of course I knew that the two articles weren't exactly your resolution. However, they give insight and after you digested them removing the uneeded profile was "piece of cake".

You are welcome and "Good Luck",

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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