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How to completely remvoe Network Adapter drivers from Windows?

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#1 kev269


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:20 AM



I recently installed a new USB Wifi Adapter and I want to remove my old internal network adapter that I have in my laptop.  I went into Device Manager and uninstalled the drivers, however, every time I reboot my computer, the network adapter re-appears again. I've tried it many times and the same thing keeps happening. I've even disabled Windows Update from updating any drivers automatically.  It seems to be causing a conflict with my new USB wifi adapter so I would really like to have it uninstalled. 


How else can I try to completely remove the drivers without having to open up my laptop and remove it physically?


Thanks for your help!

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#2 SleepyDude


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Posted 24 September 2017 - 05:34 AM

Hi :welcome: to BleepinComputer,


Check the BIOS/UEFI to see if you have some option there to disable the internal network adapter, in some machines this option exist, if not on the device manager right click the device and click Disable this should make windows stop installing the drivers for it.

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