How To Fix Error Message : In Order To Configure TCP/IP , You Must Install And Enable Network Adapter Error In Windows

This article applies to a different version of Windows than the one you are using.

When you try to open the TCP/IP properties of your network adapter, you may receive the following error message:
Microsoft TCP/IP
In order to configure TCP/IP, you must install and enable a network adapter card.

This behavior can occur if your network adapter has been changed to another model of network adapter without first being properly uninstalled by using the Add/Remove Hardware tool in Control Panel.
Often when device drivers are updated for network interface card, the mismatch between previous model of network adapter and newer one (or the newer driver) can cause a weird error which pops up when trying to access TCP/IP properties and looks something like this :

But there is a very simple fix for this and works on all versions of Windows. To remove this error.
I will show you step by step process here  :

Step 1: Right click on your desktop computer icon and go to manage

Step 2: Now Computer management dialog box will open, under that click on 
            Device manager ==>Network adapters

Step 3: Now drill down to the specific network adapter and select “Uninstall”.

Now click on OK so it will be uninstalled

Step 4:  After it’s removed, now click on  Actions ==> Scan for hardware changes.

Step 5: Now to check whether the error prompt goes or not go to start ==> Run ==> ncpa.cpl and press enter

Now you can see network connection under that right click on Ethernet (or your wirless connection where issue persisting ) and then click on Internet Protocol version 4 

Step 6: The network adapter will once again show up in installed devices list.

Now try accessing the TCP/IP properties for that adapter, the error will no longer pop-up and the IP settings can be changed as needed.

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12 June 2016 at 01:14 delete

Nice bro...
Its work.. ...thank

12 June 2016 at 02:32 delete

That's great. Always happy to help (y)

3 December 2016 at 01:51 delete

thanks alot bro it realy helped me out

11 March 2017 at 20:28 delete

Sir, i did all the steps but still its not working So plz help me ..

13 March 2017 at 05:19 delete

wowww amazing bro...thanku so much

13 March 2017 at 05:58 delete

You just need to follow above steps. Though if you are facing the issue then you can DM me. Thanks