Windows did not detect any networking hardware adapter after Windows 10 upgrade Fix

After updating your Windows 10 computer, while connecting to the Internet you may sometimes encounter a problem, incurring an error message stating ‘Windows did not detect any networking hardware‘ on your computer. Windows loads the driver for your installed equipment automatically. In this case, the WiFi or the Ethernet driver is missing from your computer. If you are seeing this error message, do not worry. There are some easy fixes to solve this issue.


You have to download the latest version of the driver on another connected computer.

a. Open the Device Manager on the problematic device and notice the name of the adapter.

b. Open a browser window and search for the network driver.

c. Download the latest driver from a trusted source (like the manufacturer website).


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d. Then, copy-paste the downloaded driver on a flash drive.

e. Then, plug in the flash drive to the system where you are facing this issue.

f. Copy the audio driver from the flash drive to somewhere on your computer. Remember the location.


Fix 1 – Use Network Adapter Troubleshooting

Use the network adapter troubleshooting to solve the problem on your computer.

1. At first, type “Troubleshoot settings” in the search box.

2. Then, click on the “Troubleshoot settings“.


Troubleshoot Settings


3. Then, on the right-hand side, click on the “Internet Connections“.

4. Then, to run the troubleshooter, click on the “Run the troubleshooter“.


Internet Connections


After that, Windows will automatically attempt fixes for your problem.

5. Then, you have to click on “Close“.


Troubleshoot Close


Now, try to connect to the internet again.

If you still can’t connect, there may be something wrong with the adapter. Try troubleshooting it-

6. Scroll down in the same Settings window, click on “Network Adapter

7. Then, click on the “Run the troubleshooter” to run the troubleshooter.


Network Adapter Troubleshooter Run The Troubleshooter


In a while, Windows will check for errors in the network adapter.

Restart your computer and after restarting your computer, check if this fix has worked for you or not.


Fix 2 – Update the driver

Check if there is any update for the driver that is available on your computer.

1. Press Windows key+R to launch Run.

2. Then, write “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter.


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2. Then you need to expand the “Network adapters“.

3. After that, right-click on the network adapter driver on your computer and then click on “Update driver.


Update Network Driver New


4. To let Windows search for drivers itself, choose the option “Search automatically for drivers“.


Search Automatically


Windows will install the driver on your computer.



Fix 3 – Unisntall and reinstall the driver

Uninstalling and installing the driver again is the best way to tackle this sort of problem.

1. You have to press Windows key+R.

2. Then type “ncpa.cpl” in the Run window and then hit Enter.


Win + R Run Command Ncpa.cpl Enter


3. Just note down the name of the adapter you are using on your computer.


Note The Adapter


4. Again open a Run window.

5. Then, write “devmgmt.msc” and click on “OK“.


Run Devicemanager


6. Then, expand the “Network adapters” section.

7. Now, in order to uninstall the particular adapter, right-click on the problematic adapter and then click on the “Uninstall device“.


Uninstall Device


Now, the network adapter driver will be uninstalled from your system.


Reinstall the network driver-

Now, we will re-install the uninstalled network adapter again on your device. Follow these easy methods-

Method 1

1. After uninstalling the driver, go to the location of the audio driver you copied earlier.

2. Then, right-click on the audio driver setup and click on the “Properties“.


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3. In the Compatibility tab, check the box “Run this program in Compatibility mode for:“.

4. Choose the OS from the drop-down accordingly.


Compatibily Mode Run This Program


5. Finally, click on “Apply” and “OK” to save the settings.


Apply Ok


6. Run the setup on your computer to install the driver on your computer.


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Click on “Close” to close the window.


Method 2 – 

Install the latest driver from the Device Manager.

1. After that, press the Windows key+X and click on the “Device Manager“.


Start Right Click Device Manager


2. Once it opens up, right-click on the problematic driver and click on “Update driver“.


Update Network Driver New


3. Just, click on the “Browse my computer for driver software” to instruct Windows to find the driver from your computer files.


Browse Computer Driver Software


4. Click on “Browse“.




5. Now, navigate to the folder where you have just copied the audio driver.

8. Click on “OK“.


Choose The Location Of The Driver


Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

This will solve the problem.


Method 3 –

1. In the Device Manager,  click on “Action“.

3. After that, click on “Scan for hardware changes“.


Scan For Hardware Changes


Your problem should be solved.