If you see a Device not migrated message when you open the Properties of USB, External Drive, etc. in Device Manager on Windows computers, then this post will help you fix the problem. It appears after installing Windows 10 or upgrading your PC to Windows 10. At times, you may even see this message after upgrading to a newer version of Windows 10.
Device not migrated
1] Install or Update the device driver
As this problem mainly occurs due to driver compatibility, you should try installing or updating the device driver so that your existing device will be compatible with Windows 10. Although users may not need any driver for external hard disk or USB ported mouse or keyboard, there are some old devices which need the driver to start working. So, if you haven’t installed the driver, you should install it right away.If you have installed the driver, check whether an update is pending or not. If yes, download and install it. You can also check these free driver update software to do things with ease.
2] Update Windows
If you have executed all the steps as mentioned above yet you are getting Device Not Migrated error message; you should check whether any Windows update is pending or not. Sometimes it can be a system side issue, and that can be solved by installing the new update.
3] Install all drivers of the motherboard
Every motherboard manufacturer provides a DVD containing all the required drivers. You may find a driver related to USB device on that DVD. After installing, unplug and plug-in the USB device and restart your PC.
4] Reset BIOS
If you have changed anything in BIOS and then you have started facing such issues, then you need to reset BIOS to factory settings. Revert all the changes you have made in the past and check whether it is working or not. If you can update BIOS, this would be another useful solution as well.
To fix Device Not Migrated message on Windows computers, these solutions would be quite helpful for you.
Let us know if you have any other ideas to fix the issue.
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