In this post we will see the steps to reinstall network devices using Windows 10 network reset. Network issues are very common in most of the organizations. Before you begin troubleshooting, once has to know from where to start. With the introduction of Windows 10 a lot of utilities are added for troubleshooting. One of the good features among them is the network reset option. Network reset option is available if you are running Windows 10 version 1607 or later. This new feature came with Windows 10 anniversary update. However I recommend you to perform network reset once you have tried all troubleshooting steps. Performing network reset is very easy but let’s understand what it does. A Windows 10 network reset removes network adapter and settings associated with it. The PC reboots during this process. After the reboot the network adapters are installed and settings are set to default.
After network reset, your network connection could be set to public network mode. Therefore the PC is not discovered by other devices in the network. So to make it discoverable edit the adapter properties and turn on the switch under Make this PC discoverable. If you are using VPN client softwares or virtual switches, even they have to be reconfigured again.
Reinstall Network devices using Windows 10 Network Reset
Here are the steps to perform Windows 10 Network reset. Once again this option is available only on Windows 10 version 1607 or later.
Click Start button and then click Settings icon. Next click Network & Internet > Status > Network reset.
A notification will appear showing you that PC will shut down in 5 minutes. Another notification would appear just 2 minutes before the PC restarts. Wait for 5 minutes while the PC restarts. After your computer restarts, all your network adapters are reset and need to be reconfigured again.