Remove old network card or non present device

You change the network adapter on a server without uninstalling the device in windows and end up with a hidden adapter in your registry. I found a solution to remove the lost hardware from windows. Source was

  1. Open a command window with elevated privileges (Start -> Right-click “Command Prompt”, select “Run as Administrator“)
  2. In the command window, execute the following commands:
    The second command starts the Device Manager. It MUST be started from the elevated-privilege command window for this procedure to work.
  3. In Device Manager, click the VIEW menu item and select “Show hidden devices”.
  4. Now remove the greyed out network card
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