No Internet Access after upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update

OK so my upgrade to Windows 10 v1703 may have gone smoothly, but a thing I noticed after booting to the Desktop was that there was no Network icon in the Notification Area of the Taskbar and there was now way I could connect to the Internet – whether it was to my cable broadband connection or the WiFi.

power icon missing

No internet access in Windows 10

I opened Windows 10 Settings > Network & Internet, and clicked on the Status link. Here the Network status was showing a No internet access message.

No internet access in Windows 10

If you see this message, you need to click on the Troubleshoot button. When you do that, the Windows Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter will open and try to fix the problems.

One the job is done, see if it has helped.

This worked for me.

If it doesn’t help, you could try the built-in Hardware and Devices troubleshooter or use the Network Reset feature and see if that works for you.

These posts offer additional troubleshooting suggestions:

Posted by on , in Category Windows with Tags
Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.