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I restored a Hyper-V virtual machine by creating a new VM and use the existing VHD file. After the server booted up, I logon into it and tried to change the IP address to the original one. A warning popped up saying like ‘microsoft virtual machine bus network adapter is hidden from the network connection folder …’

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Obviously, this is the previous network adapter configuration which is still kept in the operating system. To remove the old hidden ones, I did the followings:

Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then press ENTER.

  1. Type set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1, and then press ENTER.
  2. Type Start DEVMGMT.MSC, and then press ENTER.
  3. Click View, and then click Show Hidden Devices.
  4. Expand the Network Adapters tree.
  5. Right-click the dimmed network adapter, and then click Uninstall.

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