Fix Device not migrated on Windows 10

Hello everyone, in today’s tips and tricks we will focus on providing you with various solutions on how to solve the Device not migrated error that appears after the Windows update has been performed. Sometimes sadly updates to our operating systems can introduce us to various issues that look scary but in reality, they are solvable and not so scary at all. After all who would not find this message concerning, especially when it happens in the middle of work.

device error messageThe first thing that would pop into my mind is that I have lost tons of work and that something in my hardware has gone very wrong and it is dead. Luckily that is not the case and this error means that due to Windows update drivers were not properly transferred due to some compatibility issues, maybe it was a corrupt update file, etc. Of course, the reason could be hardware malfunction as well, but if everything was working fine before the update, it is a software issue, and I must say it is a common one and fixable. Please keep reading this guide in order to fix the Device not migrated error.

  1. Update the Driver

    You should always try this first, if the device is not recognizable, try updating its driver and see if the problem vanishes. In order to update the driver, we will need first to locate which device has not been migrated properly, we will do this with help of a search engine on the internet like google for example. So open your browser of choice, go to a search engine (google for example) and type in the search box first line from your error message, yes, that scary one. You will be given which device has malfunctioned and was not migrated properly, now we will locate the device and update its drivers. To do this press WINDOWS + X on your keyboard to bring up Windows secret menu and choose device manager.
    keyboard with windows and x marked
    Find device inside device manager, right-click on it, and choose properties. Go to the events tab and make sure that the device has migration issues.
    device not migrates status
    You have now 3 options for updating the driver, you can do it manually, automatically, or with the driver installer. We will cover all 3 options so you choose which one best suits you.

    OPTION 1: Manually.
    Close the Properties tab, go to the device manufacturer website and download the latest driver, if there are no drivers there, the only executable installer for the device skip this step and try the other 2. After you have downloaded the driver package from the website, right-click on the device and choose update driver.

    device update driver
    Now navigate to the folder where you have downloaded your driver package and update the driver. Reboot your system.

    OPTION 2: Automatic update.
    Close the Properties tab, right-click on the device and choose to uninstall.

    device manager uninstall device
    Once the device is uninstalled, restart your system, and Windows will automatically search and install the latest driver for the device.

    OPTION 3: Via driver installer.
    If you have downloaded .EXE or executable driver installer from device manufacturers web site try installing it, if the installation fails, try using compatibility mode for the installer. Navigate where the installer is located, right-click on it, and choose properties. Go to compatibility TAB and try installing it with administrator privileges in Windows 8 mode.

    device run compatibility troubleshooterReboot your system after this step.
    This should solve the issues, however, if the issue still persists, follow the next steps.

  2. Verify the Corrupted System Files

    Press WINDOWS + X on the keyboard to open the hidden system menu and choose Command prompt (administrator)
    keyboard with windows and x marked
    In the command prompt type in: sfc /scannow and press ENTER.
    command prompt SFC scan
    The scanning process and repair of files will take around 15 min. Leave it to finish completely, do not restart, work on the computer or shut it down while the process is active, and only after it is finished reboot your system.

  3. Update Windows.

    If your Windows is not updated sometimes this issue can be resolved by updating it on the latest version.
    Click on start and then on settings.
    Windows 10 Star menu with marked settings icon
    Once the settings screen is opened, find and click on Update and Security.
    Windows settings update and security section marked
    Go to the Windows update tab and click on DOWNLOAD or click on check for updates for the latest Windows fix.
    windows settings windows update selected

  4. Reset BIOS to factory settings.

    Sometimes BIOS not being properly configured can cause issues in Windows itself and prevent it from detecting PnP devices thus creating this error. Restoring BIOS back to the factory setting can help.
    Turn off your computer and turn it back on. Press delete, f12, f11, or any other key which will take you to BIOS (default key is delete but sometimes manufacturers map this to another one. Once your screen turns ON you will see in the bottom message which key needs to be pressed in order to enter BIOS).
    Sadly since every BIOS could be different we can not cover step by step guide for each but you need to find the option where you load BIOS defaults, click on it save, and exit. Your computer will restart and boot into Windows, check to see if the problem still persists.

    BIOSD load defaults

  5. Update BIOS

    BIOS can cause issues with certain PnP devices when the newest Windows update is rolled. If reverting BIOS to the factory setting has not been successful try update.
    Go to your motherboard manufacturer website, find the update and read step by step guide there since updating BIOS differs from version to version and from manufacturer to manufacturer.
    After the update is done, restart the computer and hopefully, the error is gone.

  6. Perform a System Restore

    If everything else fails, perform a system restore to get Windows back into the state before the update was installed and when everything was working fine.
    Press WINDOWS + R on the keyboard to open the run dialog.
    keyboard with windows and r marked
    In the run dialog, type control panel and press enter to enter control panel, locate recovery and click on it.
    control panel recovery selected
    Inside the recovery screen click on Open System Restore.
    advanced recovery tools
    Choose a date when everything was working in order, the best bet is the date before Windows update and roll it back.
    system restore latest backup restore
    Click on date, and then on next.

Congratulations, you have just fixed the Device not migrated error in Windows 10 all by yourself. If you would like to read more helpful articles and tips about various software and hardware visit errortools.com daily.

Now that’s how you fix the Device not migrated error in Windows 10 on a computer. On the other hand, if your computer is going through some system-related issues that have to get fixed, there is a one-click solution known as Restoro you could check out to resolve them.

This program is a useful tool that could repair corrupted registries and optimize your PC’s overall performance. Aside from that, it also cleans out your computer for any junk or corrupted files that help you eliminate any unwanted files from your system. This is basically a solution that’s within your grasp with just a click. It’s easy to use as it is user-friendly. For a complete set of instructions in downloading and using it, refer to the steps below

Perform a full system scan using Restoro. To do so, follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install Restoro from the official site.
  2. Once the installation process is completed, run Restoro to perform a full system scan.
    restoro application screen
  3. After the scan is completed click the “Start Repair” button.
    restoro application screen
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