Create a Restore point FIRST
You can access System Restore window via searching in Control Panel or just by right-clicking on Desktop computer icon and navigating to Properties where you will get option of system protection.
In the System Properties box, make sure you are in System Protection tab. In the System Protection tab click on Create button to create your own Restore Point for Windows 10.
Once you clicked on Create button, one small window will pop up, where you can give any name to restore point. In this case, we’ve set it to TechRegar-1, but you can enter your own name. After that, Click on Create button to start the restore point making process.
You can check the progress, it will take few minutes to create restore point.
After creating of restore point Windows will open one notification dialog that will be show “The restore point was created successfully.”
. You can use same restore point to restore your Windows 10 later.
In device manager...(Right click on Start>>>>.Device manager>>>Click on the > in front of network adapters....right click on the adapter and select properties....then on the Details tab....then click to open the drop down window named Property....and select hardware ID.
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After finding the correct driver for it, we will stop Windows changing the driver,....
Whenever you attach a new device to your Windows machine, Windows tries to install the device driver automatically, and whenever possible it even tries to update your device driver through the regular Windows update.
This is convenient most of the time as you don’t have to manually search the drivers for each and every device you attach to your Windows machine. However, it can also be frustrating at times when you specifically installed an older version of a device driver, and Windows automatically updated it disregarding your requirements.
1. Disable Driver Updates Through Hardware Settings
Disabling driver updates using the regular Windows hardware settings is one of the easiest ways. To start, press “Win + X” and select the option “System.” If you are on Windows 7, search for it in the Start menu.
This action will open the System window. Here, click on the link “Advanced System Settings.”
Once the System Properties window has been opened, navigate to the “Hardware” tab and click on the “Device Installation Settings” button.
In the Device Installation Settings window, select the “No, let me choose what to do” radio button and again select the “Never install driver software from Windows update” radio button. Click on the “Save changes” button to save the changes.
Restart your system and you are good to go......(and if this doesn't work....I will just go back to the drawing board !!)
Edited by Condobloke, 08 October 2015 - 08:23 PM.