Downloaded the killer network driver (driver only) its named Killer_network_w10_inf There seems to be nothing I can open to install.
After disconnecting from all Internet sources (Ethernet & Wireless), use Revo Uninstaller to remove the 'Killer Networking' software again, making sure the 'Advanced' option is checked, if a reboot is required, do so, but not before Revo finishes it's cleaning. If prompted prior to finishing, close the box or click 'Later', whatever's shown to delay reboot. Finish the scan & reboot, making sure not to be connected to the Internet.
Now have that driver in an easy to locate folder. Type Device Manager in the search box, where it shows networking drivers missing, click 'Update Driver' & choose the option to Browse your computer for software, point it towards the one with the driver only. Now you plug in your Ethernet, and allow Device Manager to install the driver only & not the software bundle. Without getting into a lot of details, I've avoided these MB's with this networking option because way too many reviewers states that it's more troublesome than Realtek & Intel networking drivers, neither of which I've had an issue with.
Hopefully this answers your simple question above, and always keep the latest driver on hand, be it in Documents, your OneDrive folder, USB Flash drive (in case a reinstall is needed) & you'll always have it, as well as all needed drivers for the computer, while OneDrive is a good temporary source (say to access from another computer), good to have a dedicated USB stick with all of your drivers & software on there. As these are often on promo on the Newegg & Amazon sites for $10-12, a pack of three 16GB ones.
Lastly, please allow me to touch base on the 'wiping' of SSD's, I hope that you meant secure erase with Parted Magic or other approved secure erase tool provided by your SSD's OEM site, which is a bootable ISO & can be downloaded below. You just boot the ISO after burning to CD/DVD or USB stick, choose the 2nd option, Live with 64 bit (Runs from RAM) & choose the bottom option, erase an internal SSD/HDD, and when offered, avoid the Enhanced Secure Erase, which only refreshes the first & last so many sectors, encrypts the rest & leaves the majority of your drive not refreshed. Choose the standard Secure Erase instead, which refreshes the entire SSD. Wiping, as well as defrag, are among the worst enemies of a SSD, although the defrag scheduled by Windows 8 & above monthly is actually a TRIM pass, which is OK to use. Some that peddles defrag software (am not calling out corporations to avoid litigation) says it's safe to run 'gentle' passes on SSD's, this isn't true. Defrag, no matter how it's sliced, isn't gentle, it's the constant moving of files during operation, performing a many writes in the process. Don't fall sucker to this nor the 'wiping' trap, nor 'overwrite' files with CCleaner (if used choose 'Normal file deletion'), otherwise will be needing a new SSD many years premature.
I purchased my first over 5 years ago, would lead to several more, not the first has yet to fail. Nor has any of my USB sticks.
BTW, here's the link to the last available free Parted magic, it's a 2013 version, which I've used hundreds of times for myself & others to secure erase SSD's, when the operation begins, should take less than two minutes to perform, maybe a couple more on a very large (1 to 2TB) SSD.
I hope that this gets your network drivers right w/out installing the software, another option (if needed) is to install 7zip 64 bit & right click on the Killer Network .exe bundle, and extract to a folder that'll bear the same name, will self create if you click on that option out of the few listed, using Device Manager, can install drivers that way also from the created folder when needed. 7Zip is a very useful tool that can be used for many things, and my preferred way to install certain brands of printers that like Killer Networking, contains more garbage than what we truly need.
Good Luck & please keep us informed of your progress!
Edited by cat1092, 25 June 2017 - 08:12 PM.