We know that when you install a driver in Windows it remains there until you uninstall it. You can follow this procedure in order to uninstall drivers for hardware that no longer exists on the machine:
- open cmd
- run “set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1″
- run “start devmgmt.msc”
- Click Show Hidden devices from the View menu
- You will now see all the installed drivers on your machine, even those that your system no longer uses them.
- You can now uninstall them.