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Old 05-11-2016, 03:33 PM
 
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(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?

Thanks

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Old 05-11-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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The title should read: Here We Go Again, Updates And My Network Adapter!
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Old 05-11-2016, 05:03 PM
 
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My first question, if you went into device manager, right clicked on the network adapter and went to properties (while it wasn't working).. What was the status?

When it's working, it'll say "This device is working properly".. Curious as to what it says when it's NOT working properly.

Also.. you probably could have uninstalled the driver Without clicking to remove the files) and then gone to Actions->Scan for Hardware Changes in device manager.. Likely would have done the same thing.
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Old 05-11-2016, 06:43 PM
 
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My first question, if you went into device manager, right clicked on the network adapter and went to properties (while it wasn't working).. What was the status?

When it's working, it'll say "This device is working properly".. Curious as to what it says when it's NOT working properly.

Also.. you probably could have uninstalled the driver Without clicking to remove the files) and then gone to Actions->Scan for Hardware Changes in device manager.. Likely would have done the same thing.
It did say that the device is working properly.
It might have been but it had the familiar yellow yield sign next to it 'and' I had no internet connection.

I had run the trouble shooter which said that that it couldn't identify the problem.
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Old 05-12-2016, 02:52 PM
 
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It did say that the device is working properly.
It might have been but it had the familiar yellow yield sign next to it 'and' I had no internet connection.

I had run the trouble shooter which said that that it couldn't identify the problem.
The troubleshooter couldn't identify a foot shoved up its ass. That thing is rarely, if ever, useful.
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Old 05-13-2016, 03:36 PM
 
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The troubleshooter couldn't identify a foot shoved up its ass. That thing is rarely, if ever, useful.
I totally agree with Labonte18! After 5 months of attempting to learn the Win10OS I found it to be the dumbist OS windows has put out.
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:35 PM
 
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The troubleshooter couldn't identify a foot shoved up its ass. That thing is rarely, if ever, useful.
Wouldn't it be a much bigger problem if it did identify that?

jk!

epliny:

When you are in the Device Manager, take a closer look at the details of that network adapter and capture the driver version and date. The next time it happens see if there was a change.
You might also consider checking for an update at the motherboard vendor's web site to see if there is indeed an update and try installing it yourself manually. Perhaps if Windows Update is seeing the new driver yet having an issue installing it, this will prevent it from updating it in its own cr@ppy way.

Just an idea.
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