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    WiFi driver problem

    What is happening is I upgraded to win 10 from win 7, internet access thru wifi disappeared, then went to device manager and uninstalled the 2010 driver and installed the 2016 driver, it worked! For 10 minutes, then it "updated" itself and went back to the 2010 driver which doesn't work. Then used your method (2015-09-18-12:56 "Locating a network card and updating the driver"), doesn't work, then used TechNet method (went to Microsoft TechNet and used their advice to remove network adapter driver with no success (deleting 2010 driver from registry)). Right after installation of the 2016 Intel Pro set driver, the 2010 date shows on the device manager with the wrong version. Can't figure it out. Oh, this is my Toshiba laptop's problem, not the desktop. The correct driver works, just doesn't stay installed. Tried unticking allow power down, been working for 15 minutes, will report back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russell shelton View Post
    What is happening is I upgraded to win 10 from win 7, internet access thru wifi disappeared, then went to device manager and uninstalled the 2010 driver and installed the 2016 driver, it worked! For 10 minutes, then it "updated" itself and went back to the 2010 driver which doesn't work. Then used your method (2015-09-18-12:56 "Locating a network card and updating the driver"), doesn't work, then used TechNet method (went to Microsoft TechNet and used their advice to remove network adapter driver with no success (deleting 2010 driver from registry)). Right after installation of the 2016 Intel Pro set driver, the 2010 date shows on the device manager with the wrong version. Can't figure it out. Oh, this is my Toshiba laptop's problem, not the desktop. The correct driver works, just doesn't stay installed. Tried unticking allow power down, been working for 15 minutes, will report back.
    You should really be opening your own thread for this as it's a different problem to the Opening Poster's problem.

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    Moved to its own thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeP517 View Post
    Moved to its own thread.

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    Will RS receive notification of this thread, Joe ?

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    I believe you can selectively exclude driver updates, can you not? If you updated to the 2016 driver then shut down driver updates, that should address the problem.

    This would mean that periodically, you ought to manually update things like your video drivers. There's no need to do this often; for most people once a year would be enough. Eventually the crazy game of Windows downgrading your drivers should end and you could go back to allowing automatic driver updates. There's no way to know when or if that will happen though. Maybe 2017??

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