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missing microsoft hosted network virtual adapter

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i can't used hosted network because missing the network adapter driver 

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@Ksrock Welcome to HP Community!


I understand that the missing Microsoft hosted network virtual adapter.


Do not worry. I will try to fix the issue.


Please let us know if you are able to go online.


Please perform the below steps and check.


  1. Open the 'Device Manager' and uninstall the 'Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter'. In my case that was the only way to get rid of the broken virtual switch.
  2. In 'Control Panel', open 'Network Connections', select the physical network adapter the virtual switch was bound to and open the 'Properties' dialog.
  3. Select the 'Networking' tab and scroll down to the bottom of the 'This connection uses the following items' panel
  4. Turn off the 'Hyper-V Extensible Virtual Switch' option from the physical network connection. At this point you will have a functional internet connection which is decoupled from Hyper-V
  5. Open 'Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager' and then the 'Hyper-V Virtual Switch Manager'
  6. Take note of the name and settings of the virtual switch (we are going to remove the switch and recreate it with same name and settings, so that VMs do not need to be reconfigured)
  7. Remove the faulty virtual switch (press 'Remove' and then 'Apply')
  8. Recreate the switch with same name and settings. With any luck you should be back in business

Keep us posted,

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