Uninstall Network Adapter Driver In Windows 10

The network adapter is a hardware component found in your computer that allows the PC to communicate over a network. This can sometimes be a wired network adapter or a wireless network adapter. Whenever you are having a network related problem on your Windows 10 computer, such as when you can’t get online or if the connection is slow, one of the troubleshooting steps that needs to be done is to uninstall network adapter driver. In this latest troubleshooting guide we will show you how to do this.
Before uninstalling the network adapter driver make sure that you have a copy of the latest driver. You can get this from the network adapter manufacturer’s website. If your computer can’t download this driver due to connection problems then you will need to use a different computer to download the driver and save it to a USB flash drive.

Quick video quide on how to unistall the network adapter on your computer.

How To Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

Time needed: 3 minutes.

  1. In the search box on the taskbar, type Device Manager.

    The search box is located on the lower left side of the screen.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

  2. Select Device Manager from the list of results.

    The Device Manager tool will appear.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

  3. Expand Network adapters.

    Search for Network adapters then just click on the forward arrow.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

  4. Locate the network adapter for your device.

    Find the correct network adapter.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

  5. Select the network adapter, and then select Uninstall device.

    Make sure to select the correct network adapter.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

  6. After uninstalling the driver restart the computer.

    Navigate to the power button then click on restart.Uninstall Network Adapter Driver

When the computer restarts it will automatically search for and install the missing network adapter driver. If it does not find an appropriate driver then try to install the backup driver that you downloaded.
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