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    Windows 8 Features: The Windows 8 Device Manager

    Is designed to show all of your "phantom devices" now by default, as opposed to
    prior operating systems requiring the "devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices" tweak to be able to see them.

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    That appears to be the only thing new with
    the Device Manager interface.
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    First, do you really have that many disk drives?

    Second, I can't read most of what is in your screen shot of the Device Manager. Could you please blow it up a little?

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    Clint, are you sure you didn't do something to show hidden devices? Perhaps an upgrade install of an OS with hidden devices shown? My Win 8 Device Manager doesn't display hidden devices.

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    Clint must have checked the option to view hidden devices in the View menu, Jerry.

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    My default did not show the hidden devices either. I had to check this option in the view tab.
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    I realize that was an option. Just responding to his comment that Device Manager shows hidden devices by default.

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    No upgrade install, of course one has to select "show hidden devices", but prior to Windows 8 one had to do both to see the phantom devices.
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