If you are trying to connect an external device to your computer and suddenly encounter the “Device requires further installation” error, then you have come to the right place, as this post will show you exactly how to fix this error.
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What does ‘Device Requires Further Installation’ mean?
The device requires further installation – this is an error that can occur when you connect a USB device. When you connect a USB device, Windows automatically downloads and installs the necessary drivers. If the driver is outdated or corrupt, you may see this error.
If you encounter the “Device requires further installation” error while trying to connect an external device to the system, this post might be helpful. Normally, external devices such as USB sticks, headphones, speakers, etc. automatically install drivers when they connect to the PC.
This means that the drivers will be downloaded and installed on your system as soon as you connect them to your system. However, if the driver is corrupt or out of date, an error may occur in the discussion. Other causes of the problem may be pending updates, checking for a bad event, and a bad version of the Intel PROSet Wireless driver.
In most cases, USB drives, headphones, speakers, and other external devices are installed automatically as soon as they connect to the computer, which means that drivers are loaded and installed on the system as soon as the external device is plugged in.
However, if the driver is corrupt or outdated, an error such as “Device requires further installation” may appear when you connect the external device to your computer. In addition to corrupt or outdated drivers, the error may be caused by pending updates, an incorrect version of the Intel PROSet wireless driver, or a check for an invalid event.
Whatever the cause, this post will give you some possible solutions you can use to solve the problem. But before you solve the problem, make sure that your Windows 10 computer is updated to the latest version, and don’t forget to check that you are checking for the correct event in Event Viewer. Once you have solved these problems, follow these instructions.
What causes the “Device requires further installation” message?
We investigated this particular problem by analyzing various user reports and testing various repair strategies that the most affected users successfully applied to remove this message from the event log of the device in question.
It turns out that several culprits may be responsible for this particular error message:
- Users analyzing the wrong event
In most cases, this red flag detected by users is actually a false positive. This is because they are not looking at the last event for that device, but at the first one. Before you try any of the other repair strategies, it is important to make sure that you analyze the correct timestamp first.
- Damaged or inappropriate device driver
The problem can also be caused by the fact that the current device driver is incompatible with your hardware, or the installation was interrupted before it could be completed. In this case, you should be able to resolve the problem by updating or reinstalling the appropriate driver through Device Manager.
- Pending Windows updates after upgrade
If you see this error after upgrading to Windows 10 from an older version of Windows, it is likely that the problem occurs because the upgrade is not yet complete. If this scenario applies to your current situation, you may be able to resolve the problem by using Windows Update to install all pending Windows updates.
- Incorrect Intel PROSet wireless driver version
If the problem is specific to the Intel PROSet wireless driver, it is very likely that the error is due to a mismatch in the way that WU performed the automatic installation. In this case, you can solve the problem by manually installing the Intel PROSet Wireless driver.
Currently, if you are looking for ways to troubleshoot the same “Device requires further installation” log message, you can find various troubleshooting guides in this article. Below is a set of methods that other users in a similar situation have used to completely install the driver and get rid of the error message forever.
Keep in mind that depending on your specific scenario, some of the methods listed below may not be applicable to your situation. Therefore, we recommend that you follow the methods below in order and ignore potential solutions that cannot be applied to your computer.
Regardless of the cause of the problem, you should eventually find a solution that will fix the problem on your computer.
What should I do if the device requires further installation?
Checking the last timestamp
1.) Press Windows + R, type devmgmt.msc and press OK.
2.) In Device Manager, select the device and its properties.
3.) Check the last time stamps.
If the driver update does not work, you can try to reinstall the driver completely to fix the “Device requires further installation” error message.
To do this, return to the Device Manager again.
1.) Right-click the driver and select Uninstall.
2.) Restart your computer, and Windows should automatically reinstall the driver if you have an Internet connection.
3.) Go to the Events tab and check if the “Device requires further installation” message has disappeared.
You can also try uninstalling the drivers with a third-party tool. This way, you will make sure that everything is uninstalled, so you won’t have any problems after installation.
Sometimes devices don’t install correctly. Fortunately, this is not a big problem. As you can see, the “Device requires further installation” error message is easy to fix. Uninstall the driver and reinstall it.
Before you do this, however, make sure there is a problem by checking the latest timestamps.
Frequently Asked Questions
The device installation request shows the device name and indicates that the device requires further installation. We were asked if this means that the driver may not be installed correctly.
- Open Devices and Printers and right-click or hold down the computer icon with the computer name, and then click/tap on Device Installation Settings.
- Follow step 3, 4, or 5, depending on how you want to set things up.
- For automatic installation of device drivers and information.
Step 1: Press Windows+Pause to open the system in Control Panel and click Advanced System Settings.
Step 2: Select Hardware and click Device Installation Settings to continue.
If the error message "Device not migrating" appears on the device, it may be caused by corrupt or incompatible drivers.
Also, some users use third-party tools to update their drivers (which can cause such conflicts and is not recommended).