Windows Ghost Network Adapters

In some cases when dealing with virtual machines you might run into an issue with multiple network adapters. One evident issue is a conflicting IP assigned to an old adapter that no longer is visible. To resolve this issue you can follow these steps:

IP address on a network adapter

  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.
  2. Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1, and then press ENTER.
  3. Type Start DEVMGMT.MSC, and then press ENTER.
  4. Click View, and then click Show Hidden Devices.
  5. Expand the Network Adapters
  6. Right-click the dimmed network adapter, and then click Uninstall.

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