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Category: Windows Vista

When you do physical to virtual migration or some other way that interface will hold the IP internally in the hidden NIC. So when you try to assign the same IP to a new interface you will get warning – DO YOU WANT TO REMOVE THE STATIC IP CONFIGURATION FOR THE ABSENT ADAPTER, you can continue the job by just clicking – YES but interface is still hidden.

If you want to permanently remove the hidden interface do the steps as below

Step 1: Open the command prompt – Run as Administrator

Step 2: Type the command,

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

It will set to visible.

Step 3: Open the device manager, you can use this command in the same command prompt


Step 4: In the device manager windows, On the MENU, VIEW –> Show Hidden Devices

Step 5: Find the hidden interface under the network adapters, select the adapter, right click and do the uninstall.

Job done.

Content Advisor is a tool for controlling the types of content that your computer can access on the Internet. After you turn on Content Advisor, only rated content that meets or exceeds your criteria can be viewed. You can adjust the settings to suit your preferences.

You can do the following:

  • View and adjust the ratings settings to restrict or allow content in each of the following categories: language, nudity, sex, and violence.
  • Create a list of websites that should always be blocked, regardless of how their content is rated.
  • Create a list of websites that can always be viewed, regardless of how their content is rated.
  • View and change the ratings systems Content Advisor uses.

Now let us see how to remove it.

1. Go to Start> Run > Type in regedit and press Enter. ( ie. Open Windows Registry
Editor. )

For Windows Vista / Windows 7, type in regedit in the Search box from Start orb and press Enter

2. Navigate to the following path in the left pane:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\policies\Ratings

See the screenshot below:

See the screenshot below:

3. Click on the Ratings Key & you can see an entry named key in the right Pane. Just Delete it. See the screenshot below.

4. Reboot your PC & the Content Advisor Password will be reset.

5. In Internet Explorer Choose Tools> Internet Options . Switch to Content Tab.

6. Set a new password when asked. Use it to Disable the Content Advisor.

When you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer, you may experience issues in which the programs may not install or uninstall correctly.

I had a problem to uninstall a third party program from a Windows XP computer and it produced error during the uninstallation using the Add/Remove programs panel. Then I found a good program from Microsoft website to uninstall and it did a good job.

Go to this website: and click Run Now

It will run and list all the programs so you can select the program which is causing the problem for you. This utility will do the perfect uninstallation job and remove all corrupted registry keys as well.

If you have to uninstall Microsoft Office, click the link that matches your version of Office: