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VMware – Removing unneeded driver after P2V conversion

August 18, 2011

To make a VM more stable it is recommended to delete drivers that were need to run on a physical server

Follow the steps bellow:

  1. In command prompt enter: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
  2. From same command prompt enter: start %systemroot%\system32\devmgmt.msc
  3. In Device Manager, from the view menu, select Show Hidden Devices
  4. Remove devices that are clearly specific to the physical hardware.
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