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in Windows registry, USBSTOR stores information about USB devices. In Windows 7, I am not able to delete it.

I want to delete this list devices from the USBSTOR registry. Here is the path of the registry:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\USBSTOR

I need help to remove the devices list information from USBSTOR.

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Eh? Why? You're not supposed to hack in the registry. In particular, the USBSTOR keys are related to other keys, including ..\Enum\USB keys and HKLM\MountedDevices. –  MSalters Sep 24 '12 at 9:39
    
oh! so we can delete USBSTOR in Windows XP because they're not related to each other while in Windows 7, we can't! I only want to remove the USB devices. –  spnew2001 Sep 24 '12 at 9:54
    
Actually, in XP they're related in a different manner. Vista is similar to 7. But "to remove the USB devices" you don't hack in the registry. There's a "Safely remove hardware" option in the Systray aka Notification Area. –  MSalters Sep 24 '12 at 10:05
    
@MSalters thanks but i want to remove the records of the USB devices i attached till now. –  spnew2001 Sep 24 '12 at 10:44
    
Again, why? I've got over a hundred records (I'm working with USB storage professionally) and that causes no problems. I do know how it's possible to cleanly remove them, but it's so hard that you better have a pressing reason. –  MSalters Sep 24 '12 at 10:50
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No way to clean all traces easily, plugged usb devices is spread throughout the registry, OS, including log files and possibly event viewer logs.

Here is a project on Google, use at your own risk to clean the registry of USB data

Forensic USB data can also be found in

C:\WIndows\inf\setupapi.dev.log.

I have no idea how safe it is to delete this log.

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Thanks a lot @Moab, only the "usboblivion Project from Google" did the thing what i wanted. –  spnew2001 Sep 25 '12 at 6:27
    
Glad it worked for you. –  Moab Sep 25 '12 at 19:41
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Although I don't know why you want to do this, try USBDeview, it should help.

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