To copy, rename, or delete a hardware profile

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.


Open System in Control Panel.


On the Hardware tab, click Hardware Profiles.


Under Available hardware profiles, click the existing hardware profile you want, and do one of the following. Click:

Copy to open the Copy Profile dialog box, and type a new name for the copy.

Rename to open the Rename Profile dialog box, and type a new name for the selected profile.

Delete to remove the selected profile.


To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System

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