Windows 10 is one of the most user friendly operating systems available on computers today. It has several features that make it easy to use even for first time computer owners. There are however instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Windows did not detect any networking hardware error.
Fix the Windows Did Not Detect Any Networking Hardware problem
Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and removes any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.
Run the Network Adapter troubleshooter
The first thing that you will need to do in this case is to run the network adapter troubleshooter tool. This is a built-in tool in windows 10 that can fix most of the common network related problems.
- Click on Start
- Click on Settings
- Click on Network & Internet
- Click on Status
- Under Change your network settings, select Network troubleshooter. Follow the steps in the troubleshooter.
Restart the computer then check if the Windows did not detect any networking hardware problem still occurs.
Install the network adapter driver manually
Since the computer will not have any internet access then you will have to download the latest driver for your network adapter from another computer with Internet connection.
- Visit the network adapter manufacturer website then get the latest driver and save this to a USB drive.
- Insert this USB drive to the computer experiencing the problem.
- Right click on the Start button
- Click on Device Manager.
- Click on the Network Adapters
- Right click on the Network adapter that is experiencing the problem.
- Click on Update Driver.
- Select Browse my computer for driver software and navigate to the USB drive where the driver is saved.
- After installing the driver restart the computer.
Try to check if the network connection problem still occurs.