If you click Yes, you see the TCP/IP properties. There, you can change the IP address to something different for the currently displayed network adapter in Device Manager. If you click No, the IP address is assigned to the network adapter. Notice that if you click No, the selected network adapter in Device Manager and the ghosted network adapter have the same IP address. In most cases, this causes no problems, because the driver is disabled.
Note On a computer that is running Windows Server 2008, you receive the following error message:
Here's an easy fixTo uninstall the ghosted network adapter, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
- This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
- If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
For Windows 8 or Windows Server 2012
Article ID: 269155 - Last Review: Jun 21, 2017 - Revision: 3