Windows 10: Virtual network adapter not getting installed

Discus and support Virtual network adapter not getting installed in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; The issue started when I tried to add a new virtual network in VMware Workstation 14 using Virtual Network Editor but the changes revert back without... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PraneethManoharan, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Virtual network adapter not getting installed


    The issue started when I tried to add a new virtual network in VMware Workstation 14 using Virtual Network Editor but the changes revert back without getting applied. I tried with different versions multiple times but the issue remained. Then I noticed the virtual network adapter is not getting installed during the VMware installation process (I'm attaching the pic below). The same thing happened for Virtual Box too. At last I tried enabled Hyper-V, and during the reboot I get the message "We Couldn’t Complete the Updates. Undoing Changes". What can I do to sort this issue?


    VMware:

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    Virtual Box:


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    Hyper-V:


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    :)
     
    PraneethManoharan, Aug 13, 2019
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  2. how to install microsoft hosted network virtual adapter

    Hello Jiaqi,

    From the description provided, I understand that windows is unable to configure the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter device in Windows.

    We would like to know the device status of the Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter in the

    Device Manager
    settings.

    Unknown and uninstalled devices will be listed under
    Other. The device will have a yellow alert symbol on it. The properties for the device will show that
    no driver was found.

    As an initial recommendation, I suggest you to follow these steps to run the Windows in built troubleshooter:

    a) Write Troubleshooting in the search box and hit enter.

    b) Click on Troubleshooting
    tab.

    c) Click on view all option on the upper left corner.

    d) Select the Network Adapter option from the list.

    e) Click Next to run the Hardware and Device
    Troubleshooter.

    If you don't find the requisite drivers installed, follow the below steps to install the drivers.

    • Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard and type “devmgmt.msc” in the “Run” Command box and press “Enter”.
    • In the “Device Manager” window, search for the 'Network Adapter'
      drivers, right click on it and then select "Update Driver Software'.
    • Then select the option 'Browse my computer for driver software '>>
      'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computers'.
    • Now uncheck the option 'Show compatible hardware'.
    • Under the Manufacturer select Microsoft and search for 'Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter'
      under Model.
    • Now follow the on screen instructions.

    Write to us with the updated status on the issue related to Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter configuration. If the issue still persists, we would be happy to help you.

    Thank You.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Aug 13, 2019
    #2
  3. 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, Aug 13, 2019
    #3
  4. Virtual network adapter not getting installed

    Hosted network virtual adapter

    Hi Pinank,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing currently. Let me help you in resolving the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to install the drivers back and check if this helps:

    • Press “Windows Logo” + “R” keys on the keyboard and type “devmgmt.msc” in the “Run” Command box and press “Enter”.
    • In the “Device Manager” window, search for the 'Network Adapter'
      drivers, right click on it and then select "Update Driver Software'.
    • Then select the option 'Browse my computer for driver software '>>
      'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computers'.
    • Now uncheck the option 'Show compatible hardware'.
    • Under the Manufacturer select Microsoft and search for 'Microsoft Hosted Network Virtual Adapter'
      under Model.
    • Now follow the on screen instructions.

    Hope the information helps. Please let us know if the issue persist and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Nachappa C K, Aug 13, 2019
    #4
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