How to Fix "A Network Change Was Detected" in Windows 10

Sep. 17, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

"Your connection was interrupted. A network change was detected. Err_Network_Changed".

When you receive this “A network change was detected” error after Windows 10 update, your computer disconnects and reconnects to a different network, and then you can't access the Internet. Here are a couple of ways to help you get rid of the error.

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Method 1. Download and Install Right Network Card Driver

The "A network change was detected" error in Windows 10 could appear if an outdated or corrupted network card driver exists. You could try to download and install the correct network card driver to fix it. The easiest way is adopting a professional driver update utility tool, such as Driver Talent, which could find out your faulty network card driver in a split second and then automatically download and install the most compatible version in 2 minutes.

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Here is the 3-step guide to use Driver Talent to download and update the correct network card driver to eliminate the “A network change was detected” error in Windows 10.

1. Scan Your Computer

Start Driver Talent. Make a full scan of your computer to identify all your outdated, corrupt, broken or missing drivers within a few seconds.

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2. Download and Update Network Card Driver

You could fix the erroneous network card driver by one-clicking “Repair”. You are also allowed to click “Update” to update all your drivers to the latest version. It’s recommended not to update what ain’t broken unless you really have a specific need.

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3. Restart Your Computer

Perform a restart of your computer to make the network card driver update come into effect.

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Note: It’s very important to back up you drivers with Driver Talent prior to any new network driver update in case of driver crashes.

In addition to driver download and update software program, Drive Talent provides other advanced features, such as drivers restore, drivers uninstall, system restore, drivers pre-download for another PC, PC Repair (no sound, no video, no Wi-Fi, etc.), hardware detection, VR support check and PC speed up, etc.

Method 2. Reset TCP/IP to Fix the “A Network Change Was Detected” Error in Windows 10

You could try to reset your Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) settings to let the “A Network Change Was Detected” error message go. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Right-click the Start button and select Command Prompt (Admin)

Step 2. Type the following commands one after another in the command prompt window

netsh int ip set dns

netsh winsock reset

Note: When you run the above commands, the TCP/IP is reset and the actions taken are recorded in the log file.

Step 3. Close Command Prompt

Method 3. Flush and Reset the DNS Cache

In some cases, flushing the DNS cache could be a workable method to fix the “A Network Change Was Detected” error in Windows 10. Here’s what you exactly need to do.

Step 1. Press Windows key + R at the same time to bring up the Run dialog box

Step 2. Type ipconfig /flushdns in the command prompt window and then press Enter

Note: There is a space before the slash.

If you discover other troubleshooting methods to fix the "A Network Change Was Detected” error in Windows 10, don’t hesitate to share with us in the comments section below.


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