Can't install driver for Realtek RTL8188CU network adapter

  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10

    Can't install driver for Realtek RTL8188CU network adapter

    got a shiny new adapter dongle to connect to my 5GHz network. i was hoping the adapter dongle would be plug & play, but no such luck. so i've tried to install drivers from the cd that came with the adapter (per the instructions), a supposedly newer one from the manufacturer's website, and two others i found that seemed newer. none have made any difference - the dongle is recognized, but will not start, and the PC complains about the driver.

    checking the device properties gives me

    This device cannot start. (Code 10)
    {Operation Failed}
    The requested operation was unsuccessful.

    ...and a status of "Driver error". no details, no other information. even the device troubleshooter can't find the problem. i have no idea what to do now. thanks for any help.
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  2. Posts : 768
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Check if any of these help.

    Microsoft Update Catalog
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  3. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    nope, no luck. every one gives me the same result with no remotely helpful information.

    (sorry for the delay; out of town for the holidays)
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,665
    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64

    This is the latest driver: RTL8811AU Software - REALTEK

    Try to download and run this as admin: [Batch] Windows Network Fix -
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  5. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    it worked! thanks so much; this has been driving me crazy.
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