Disabling Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver

Hello, I am desperately trying to disable the Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver from the Device Manager. I have run the DM as an adminstrator, I open up the HID list, and, as I believe, on my laptop (HP DV6) there are two drivers running that enable this infrared "transceiver", the "Microsoft eHome Infrared Transceiver" and "ENE CIR Receiver". When I right click on these devices there is no Disable option like almost every other device, and when I open up the properties window for each one the Disable button is, well, disabled and greyed out. Aside from uninstalling these drivers which I really do not want to do because I use the remotes quite often but the drivers get in the way of games (like Elder Scrolls Oblivion), I am at a loss on how to disable them.
Any input would be appreciated, thank you!

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Last updated September 20, 2019 Views 16,300 Applies to:

Hi InsayneWrapper

Welcome to Microsoft Answers Forum!


Here is a link which gives you option to uninstall eHome Infrared Receiver, you may try these steps to uninstall.

Link: Update Rollup 1 for eHome Infrared Receiver for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888795


This is also helpful for Windows 7


Thanks and Regards:

Samhrutha G S - Microsoft Support.

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