Windows 10: how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file

Discus and support how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; [ATTACH] there is no Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter because I uninstalled it reason was that there had no enable option only update and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by indiansparta16, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file


    how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file b5a18cdd-ed59-445f-b1a9-a5d1c659534d?upload=true.png

    there is no Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter because I uninstalled it

    reason was that there had no enable option only update and when I tried to update to see if I can get the enable option there was none

    I tried everything in my power and on internet pls help me get back my driver or what to do

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    the driver is not supported doh i already updated the driver reltech......

    and i also checked the settings but this showed up

    how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file 38fb3753-f8d3-4018-ab24-5d69a3a9710b?upload=true.png

    all i want is my driver to come back pls help

    :)
     
    indiansparta16, Oct 9, 2019
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  2. microsoft hosted network virtual adapter

    Hi Sayan,

    I too, had uninstalled the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter, since I was unable to create a hotspot from the computer. After restarting, I was hoping for the adapter to be visible/present in the device manager, as it happens when we
    uninstall a USB Controller.

    However, after restarting, the adapter is not seen in the Network adapters list, and also not found under the
    Other list, as you suggested above. This was checked after enabling view for hidden devices. Also, there is
    no yellow alert symbol near any adapter.

    I have also restored the computer to an earlier restore point, but the adapter is still not seen !

    Since, the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter itself is not found in the list, there is no way to update the driver software for it.

    Hotspot creation has worked for me many times since I've upgraded to Windows 10, and I need it to keep working as before.

    Request you to help !

    Thank you.

    Also, Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter is not associated with a hardware, is it ?
     
    ArtiShelar, Oct 9, 2019
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  3. Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter Uninstalled

    Hi Alexander,

    Since you want to reinstall the Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter, we suggest checking this
    thread and follow the instructions given by Sayan_Ghosh.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Oct 9, 2019
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  4. how to reinstall microsoft hosted network virtual adapter if cant find file

    Microsoft Network Hosted Virtual Adapter Driver uninstalled


    The other day I went to start up my VPN Virtual AP for my Chromecast and iPad to connect to via my Windows 10 Machine using the following commands (have done this several times before and it has worked fine):
    netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=NETWORKNAME key=PASSWORD
    netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    But to my nasty surprise, I was responded with:
    The hosted network couldn’t be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested operation.
    Now I've looked everywhere online for a solution to my problem here. The underlying issue appears to be that my Microsoft Network Hosted Virtual Adapter Driver is missing in Device Manager (when showing hidden drivers). This appears to be a result of an update to my WLAN Adapter (Will list spec at end). Here are the following things I have tried:

    1. Looked for Microsoft Network Hosted Virtual Adapter Driver in Device Manager as a Hidden device - Not there.
    2. Disabled WLAN Adapter and Enabled to refresh drivers
    3. Scanned for Hardware changed in DM
    4. Tried rolling back WLAN Adapter to oldest version - 09/2015
    5. Updated WLAN Adapter to latest version - 23/08/2016
    6. Searched the Lenovo website for their default WLAN Adapter driver, downloaded and installed - but was the same one I had as my updated version
    7. Looked for older editions of the adapter, but they either installed but didn't have the Network Hosted Virtual Adapter, or weren't compatible with my machine.
    8. Restarted my machine after every change made to the network adapters
    9. Uninstalled LAN Adapter and reinstalled.
    What I've read is that some of the new WLAN Adapters have stopped including the Network Hosted Virtual Adapter in their installation package. Not sure how true this is but it would explain the sudden uninstallation of it.
    I think that's pretty much everything. Any help or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.
    Machine Model: Lenovo 100-15IBD
    WLAN Network Driver: Realtek PCI-E Wireless LAN Driver version 2023.37.0616.2016
     
    SemiTechLife, Oct 9, 2019
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