This has been bugging me a lot but I think it should have a solution. Well, the thing is that everytime I attach any new hardware to my machine running Windows XP Professional, it installs the hardware (such as a DVD-R or a CD-RW etc.) and believe me i have installed a lot of those on my computer sometimes to troubleshoot and other times just for the heck of it. Anyways, it’s not only optical drives but also scanners, printers and other hardware. And i know that all that information is lurking inside the OS somewhere, because the next time i attach one any of these devices, it directly shows. Now my question is where can i find where all this hardware information is and how do i uninstall/remove this?