Device requires further installation

In case you encounter the error Device requires further installation while trying to connect an external device to your system, then this article may be helpful for you. Usually, external devices like USB sticks, headphones, speakers, etc. auto-install drivers when you connect them toyouPC. This means that the drivers are downloaded and installed into the system as soon as you connect it to your system. However, in case the driver is corrupt or outdated, you could encounter the error in the discussion. The other causes for the issue could be pending updates, checking the wrong event and an incorrect version of the Intel PROSet Wireless driver.

Device requires further installation

Device requires further installation

Before proceeding with any other solution, make sure Windows is updated to the latest version. Also, remember to verify that you are checking the correct event on the event viewer. After that, you could proceed to the following solutions to resolve the issue:

  1. Manually update the drivers of the device to the latest version
  2. Install the latest version of the Intel PROSet Wireless driver on Intel systems.

1] Update the drivers of the device to the latest version

The primary cause of the error “Device requires further installation” is that the drivers of the external device could be corrupt or outdated. This is more common with devices like printers and scanners for which the drivers are via external media provided with them.

In this case, you can download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website and install then into your system while keeping the device in question connection.

It should be noted that if you have pre-installed drivers in your system, especially for printers and scanners, you would have to remove the older drivers before installing the new ones. Else, the two drivers would interfere with each other.

It would best to download the driver from the manufacturer’s website, uninstall your existing driver, and fresh install it.

2] Install the latest version of the Intel PROSet Wireless driver

Many users who reported the error also mentioned that their wireless wasn’t working properly. It was found that the culprit is an outdated Intel PROSet Wireless driver.

Device requires further installation

To resolve the problem, you can download the latest version of the Intel PROSet Wireless driver from intel.com and install it into your system.

Make sure you are running an Intel system and download the correct driver depending on whether your system is a 32-bit one or a 64-bit one.

Hope this helps.

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Karan Khanna is a passionate Windows 10 user who loves troubleshooting Windows problems in specific and writing about Microsoft technologies in general.

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