Fixing the “Device requires further installation” Error Message on Windows 10

If you are trying to connect an external device to your computer but suddenly get the “Device requires further installation” error message, then you have come to the right place, because in this article we will tell you how to fix this error.

In most cases, drivers for USB sticks, headphones, speakers, and other external devices are installed automatically as soon as you plug them into your computer. This means that drivers are loaded and installed on the system as soon as you connect the external device. However, if the driver is corrupt or outdated, you may get an error message like the following.

What causes the “Device requires further installation” message?

The “Device requires further installation” error message can have several causes, such as

  • The device driver is corrupt or not suitable.
  • Users are not processing the correct event.
  • Windows update pending.
  • An unsuitable version of the Intel PROSet wireless driver.

How to repair the “Device requires additional installation” error?

Reinstall the driver

  1. Open the Device Manager and find your driver.
  2. Right-click on the driver and select Uninstall.
  3. Restart your computer.
  4. Wait for Windows to automatically reinstall the missing driver.
  5. On the Events tab, check that the “Device requires further installation” error message has disappeared.

Update your drivers

  1. In Device Manager, click on the search bar, open it, and look for your driver.
  2. Once you find it, right-click on that component.
  3. Select the Update driver option.
  4. Wait for Windows to perform the necessary task.

Frequently Asked Questions

If updating the driver does not help, try reinstalling the driver completely. This will fix the "Device requires further installation" error message. Sometimes devices don't install correctly. Update or uninstall the driver and install it again.

This is when Windows identifies the device and adds a driver for it. This is perfectly normal.

Driver installation failure can occur for a number of reasons. The user may have a program running in the background that is interfering with the installation. If Windows is performing a Windows update in the background, driver installation may also fail.

  1. Run the troubleshooter from the control panel.
  2. Specify the path to install the driver.
  3. Repeat the process with a hidden administrator account.
  4. Give TrustedInstaller full control.