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I am having a problem getting a specific device to work, and I am trying to start from square one by making sure there are absolutely no leftover files from driver installs on my system. Specifically I'm trying to get rid of the UC-Logic drivers for a Monoprice 10x6 tablet.

However, I have found copies of the driver files in the windows DriverStore\FileRepository. But windows will not let me delete any folders from that location.

The best info I have found so far is to use pnputil.exe, however, since the drivers are not currently installed, it is not listed as an inf file that I can remove.

I could, as a scorched earth policy, jump into OS X and just delete them from there, but I'm worried that this may cause me issues. I would much rather find the 'proper' way of doing it.

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The "proper" way is to not manually delete the files in the FileReposity, hence it's trying to stop you from doing it. ;) Anyhow, this definitely seems like an XY problem. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 19 '13 at 15:59

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Don't delete the files with the Explorer. remove the drivers correctly with pnputil.exe

  • run pnputil -e > C:\drivers.txt

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  • open the file drivers.txt and look which .inf file is associated with the driver you want to remove

  • run pnputil.exe -d oem<NUMBER>.inf

This removes the driver correctly. If this is too complicated, you can use the tool DriverStore Explorer [RAPR]

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Click on enumerate, select the driver and click on Delete Package.

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