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Windows 7: Driver Complete Removal Help!

23 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Driver Complete Removal Help!

I have a TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter directly in my motherboard and i needed to update its drivers to the latest as i was experiencing BSOD's and had to update it in case this was a cause, Anyways Windows kept saying it was up to date and the sate it had in options was 2009 and the latest was 2010 so i removed it from my PC and reinstalled the new driver and now it says 2010 at last but now the problem is it used to be called (TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter) but now its called (TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter #4) is there anyway i can make it back to (TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter) again? Sorry i am a little OCD when it comes to this stuff and like my computer in order and neatly done haha, Thank you in advance.

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23 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Is this name change in device manager list or network connections?
for now you can go to Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections /right click the properties there you can change the name if the controller
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23 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ah yes this is within the device manager, Under Networks as a Adapter not connection name.

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26 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Bump.

No one can help with this?
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26 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Did you try ripbox's suggesting of renaming the adapter in the Network & Sharing Center?
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26 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yes but that only renames the the network connection i am currently connected to not change the drivers name as i have shown this is in the device manager in network and sharing center the connection name is named the same name as my routers SSID.
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26 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The only other thing i can think of right now is in device managed right click properties uninstall device making sure to check the box that says to uninstall drivers....
Reboot or scan for new hardware then manually reinstall the driver using the have disc option threw device manager
By doing this it should set the driver device count back to device #0 which in turn should be displayed as the device name without and # + Number
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02 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ok thank you for the reply and sorry for late reply i will try what you said and if i have any problems i will post here again, Thanks.
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03 Jun 2012   #9

Windows 7 Pro with SP1 32bit
 
 

If your TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N Adapter #4 is working properly the changing of the name is irrelevant.
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