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Cannot remove Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I am having a networking problem with Hyper-V on Windows 10 pro.  I installed Hyper-V in order to create some test VMs, but could get the networking to function properly.  I removed Hyper-V, but there is still a virtual Ethernet adapter stuck somewhere, and I can't find it.  Not listed in Network connections or Device manager.  If I try to change the static IP of the physical adapter, I get the following error: "The IP address 10.2.2. 100 that you have entered for this network adapter is already assigned to another adapter 'Hyper-V Virtual Ethernet Adapter' on this computer".  I would really like to get rid of that so that I can take another run at Hyper-V on this machine.

    Thanks in advance,

    Tim


    Tim in Dublin

    Monday, September 16, 2019 8:10 AM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    Please refer to the following steps:

    1.Run the command of set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 and press ENTER.

    2.In Device Manager, click VIEW then SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES.

    3.Expand NETWORK ADAPTORS,Check if there are any grayed out NICs and select UNINSTALL

    If it still doesn't work, please check if the following link is helpful:

    IP address assigned to non-existent adapter

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Candy



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    Monday, September 16, 2019 9:16 AM

All replies

  • Hi ,

    Please refer to the following steps:

    1.Run the command of set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 and press ENTER.

    2.In Device Manager, click VIEW then SHOW HIDDEN DEVICES.

    3.Expand NETWORK ADAPTORS,Check if there are any grayed out NICs and select UNINSTALL

    If it still doesn't work, please check if the following link is helpful:

    IP address assigned to non-existent adapter

    Please Note: Since the web site is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Candy



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    Monday, September 16, 2019 9:16 AM
  • Thanks Candy,

    I tried using Device Manager with the environment variable setting before and it didn't show up.  The registry hack in the link worked.  Seems like something a network reset would have taken care of, bit I suppose if it did, that article wouldn't exist.

    Many thanks again,

    Tim


    Tim in Dublin

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 12:44 PM
  • Hi Tim,

    I am pleased to know that the information is helpful to you. 

    Have a nice day!

    Best Regards,

    Candy


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    Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:29 AM