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Please Help, No Network Adapter After Installing OS

MOBO: Asus ROG Strix X570 E Gaming

CPU: AMD 3900X


Background: My computer was working fine, but then I had to remove my m.2 SSD. In the process I damaged one of the m.2 sockets on my MOBO. So I plugged the M.2 into the second socket. My computer wouldn't recognize it despite multiple tries. I gave up and concluded either the m.2 itself was damaged or the second socket was also damaged. So I went and bought a copy of Windows 10 Home and installed it onto a SATA SSD.


Problem: It appears to be an older version of Windows 10 I don't recognize. It acts as if I don't have a network adapter.


It keeps on telling me to plug in an ethernet cable, but I have Wi-Fi only were I live. It's as if I don't have the option to turn on Wi-Fi.



Note that my Wi-Fi was working fine when I was booting from my m.2 drive.


Can anyone help me turn on Wi-Fi please. I don't seem to have the option.

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You need to download the drivers for it, go to the manufacturer's website and download them from another computer onto a USB and transfer them.

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1 minute ago, Yoshi Moshi said:

Thanks for the help! What website would that be? Sorry I haven't done this before.

For ethernet it would be Asus's webpage for your motherboard, then under support.

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49 minutes ago, Yoshi Moshi said:

Thanks for the help! What website would that be? Sorry I haven't done this before.

Right here.



Just choose your OS and download Audio (if you use onboard), LAN, Wireless, chipset and bluetooth drivers if you want that functionality.


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