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I have been struggling getting some 3G USB modems and some other hardware to work and in the process I have managed to get a lot of unnecessary and just plain wrong drivers installed. This is causing my system and other hardware to work incorrectly. I would like to remove all the drivers on this system and have windows reinstall all the default drivers.

Can I do this with a Windows 7 repair install or how else can I get rid off all the current drivers.

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I would recommend that you do a clean reinstall of Windows 7, that way you can wipe all of the old drivers, and Windows 7 will automatically reinstall the default drivers needed (for the most part).

Obviously, it is not possible to remove all of the drivers in an operating system, because it will break the OS permanently, thus a clean reinstall is pretty much the only way to go...

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Thanks for the answer. I best way I think is doing an repair install. –  Jake Apr 16 '11 at 8:50
    
give it a shot, it's worth a try... –  studiohack Apr 16 '11 at 8:51
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You can use sysprep tool for that. Just run it from c:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe, check Generalize and hit OK

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While this answer could be correct, a much better answer would be if you could include how you would use sysprep to do that. –  Scott Chamberlain Feb 9 at 15:36
    
@ScottChamberlain just run it from c:\windows\system32\sysprep\sysprep.exe, check Generalize and hit OK –  Poma Feb 9 at 16:05
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That would be good to put in your answer, not a comment. –  Scott Chamberlain Feb 9 at 16:22
    
@ScottChamberlain done –  Poma Feb 10 at 7:15
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