Realtek PCIE Card Reader Uninstall for Windows 10 Upgrade

I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 10. However, I am continually running into a barrier. Windows 10 Setup is telling me I need to manually uninstall Realtek PCIE Card Reader. I uninstalled it in the programs. It's gone in the device manager. I've even tried deleting registry files relating to the reader. I cannot get it uninstalled enough for windows 10 to finish the installation. How can I fix this issue?

I took a differrent aproach.

Searched for realtek in regedit, but instead of deleting the keys found I noticed that one of the folders was related to Windows 10 installation. The folder was:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\UpgradeCompatibilityTemp\

Inside, it has many {guid} with apps that may have trouble with the upgrade.

Inside one of them I find the realtek one and it has a key with name ExeFullPath witch pointed me to the folder with rtspstor.sys file.

I deleted the folder that contained that file (you maybe asked for admin permissions) and clicked in update on the windows installer.

The installer then continued without hickups.

Let me know if this works.

If anyone need any help you can find me @fcrespo82 on twitter.

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Last updated September 28, 2020 Views 15,815 Applies to: