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How do you diable a pci component you dont need?

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I have a pci soundcard in my system. I do not want to use it... I want to use the integrated soundcard on my motherboard. But I do not want to take out the pci soundcard from my motherboard. I just want to leave it in and not use it. How can I do so????? Should I uninstall the drivers for the soundcard and than disable the component in my device manager???? Can someone please help!

How do you diable a pci component you dont need? when you still want it physically sitting [not in use] on your motherboard.
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Don't have to remove the drivers. Just disable in Device Manager.
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But you may find that the board will refuse to use the onboard sound if there's a separate sound card present.
Your only real option may be to take out the card.
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