For those also a edgy as me, and thus living on the Windows Insiders Fast Ring might come to a surprise from time to time. Today i was passed on the latest build (14279), and of course very happy with it (geek as I am). Unfortunately that wasn’t counted on networkadapters, Hyper-V and the update itself.
So what happened: I had a full setup of Hyper-V active on the machine, with a couple of vAdapters and a vSwitch belonging to that. After the update and the reboot, i all of a sudden could no longer connect to the internet. What happened? I don’t get it… i checked the Wi-Fi connection … seemed connected.. although now i was getting a 169.x.x.x loopback address (you know, the ones that come for free )
I went to check out the adapters … and guess what , my network bridge was gone …. weird … So i decided to remove it from the adapters .. but … COMPUTER SAYS NO ..
All of a sudden my adapters start misbehaving and havig an attitude against me. Luckily i remembered someting from the old day … netcfg ….
so what do you need to do:
- open a command prompt in Admin Mode
- run netcfg /? to get you all the netfcg help info. The key lies in the netcfg –d, as this will reset and remove all adapters and put them back in zero configuration
- run the command with netcfg –d
- reboot the device
The only thing now of course is to re-create the vSwitch and all should be back to normal.
It’s not the best solution around (it shouldn’t be happeneing at first), but still it does the trick.
I hope i could save you all some time here