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Here We Go Again, Updates And My Network Adapter!

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#1 MrClose


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:46 PM

(My OS is Windows 10 Home 64-bit)

It happens Every Time Microsoft does the Major Updates!

After updating yesterday, I had no internet connection!
(It's happened numerous times before)

The solution was always to go to the device manager, look for the yellow triangle that sat beside the Realtek PCIe GBE Family controller Network device , uninstall the driver and restart the computer!

Upon start up, Microsoft would always install the network adapter and I woulds have internet access again!

It didn't work this time!

After trying everything else, I had to do a restore to get up and running again!

NOW, I have the nag to install the updates again!!

What, if anything can I do to avoid this mess again?

I have turned off the auto updates but .. Aren't we in danger if we don't do the updates?


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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:59 PM

I believe you can disable driver updates when Windows 10 does a major update. In device manager make a note of the driver version of the adapter before trying another update. If you driver version is the same after the update and it also fails then there is something besides a driver update causing the problem.



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