How to Manually Install Adapters on Windows 10

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Updated 06-28-2022 07:50:52 AM 384287

Windows 10 has built-in drivers for some adapters, so they can work on Windows 10 automatically. But if there is no built-in drivers for your adapter, or you want to upgrade the driver for it, the following instruction may help:

Note: This article applies to the situation that failed to install the adapter through . EXE program and the adapter has .inf file to download.
(please download the latest driver from TP-Link official site, and extract the zip file to see whether your adapter has .inf file.)
Note: If there already is a driver but it's not working, you need to uninstall it first before installing the new driver. (control panel》program》uninstall program》uninstall driver for our wireless adapter)

1. Insert the adapter into your computer.

2. Download the updated driver and extract it.

3. Right click on Computer Icon, and then click Manage.

NOTE: If you are not an administrator, you will be prompted to type an administrator password, and then click “Yes”.

Note: If there isn’t a Computer icon on your desktop, please refer to the instruction below to find the computer management.

Press “Windows key +X”, and click on computer management.


4. Open Device Manager. Right click the adapter and then click Update Driver Software….

5. Click Browse my computer for driver software.

6. Click let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer and click Next.

7. Highlight Show compatible hardware and click Have Disk.

9. Click Browse and Open the inf file that you have already downloaded and extracted.

Note: Please refer to the instruction below to confirm operating system and system type of your computer.

1) Please click on the “search” on the task bar and type in “this PC”, then you can find the desktop app.


2) Please right click on This PC, then choose Properties.


3) Please confirm your operating system referring to this picture:


10. Please click OK and go to Next;

11. Then the adapter will be installed successfully and click on Close.

This article applies to windows 10 computer

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