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Windows did not detect any network hardware

When trying to add a network connection, you may come across the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware. This post from MiniTool will show you the solutions. In addition, you can visit MiniTool to find more Windows tips and solutions.

Many users reported that they came across the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware when they are trying to add a network connection. This error that Windows does not detect network hardware may be caused by the incorrect installation of driver for the network adapter.

They asked for help and do not know how to fix the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware Windows 10. So, in the following part, we will show you how to fix this error.

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Fixed – Windows Did Not Detect Any Network Hardware

In this part, we will show you how to fix the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware.

Way 1. Run Network Adapter Troubleshooter

In order to fix the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware, you can choose to run the network adapter troubleshooter.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and I key together to open Settings.
  2. Then choose Update & Security.
  3. On the left panel, choose Troubleshoot.
  4. Scroll down to find out Network Adapter. Then choose Run the troubleshooter.

click Run the troubleshooter

Then the troubleshooter will begin to detect problems on your computer. When it is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware is fixed.

Way 2. Install Drivers in Compatibility Mode

In order to fix the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware, you can try installing the drivers which are designed for a different operating system in a compatibility mode.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and R key together to open Run dialog.
  2. Type msc in the box and click OK to continue.
  3. Right-click on the network adapter drivers and choose Uninstall.
  4. Then you need to install the driver in compatibility mode.
  5. Right-click the setup file and choose Properties.
  6. Select Compatibility tab.
  7. Then check the option Run this program in Compatibility mode and select the operating system accordingly from the drop down list.
  8. Then click OK.
  9. After that, start the installation process.

When all steps are finished, please check whether the error that Windows did not detect any network hardware is fixed.

Way 3. Update Driver

In order to fix the error Windows did not detect any network hardware, you can choose to update the driver to the latest version.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Open Device Manager Windows 10.
  2. Expand the Network Adapters.
  3. Select your wireless hardware and right-click it.
  4. Then choose Update driver.
  5. Then choose Search automatically for updated driver software.

choose Search automatically for updated driver software

Then you can follow the on-screen instructions to continue. When it is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the error that Windows does not detect network hardware is fixed.

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