How to Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport

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How to Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport
The virtual adaptor allows the PC to connect to two wireless access points simultaneously. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

The Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport is a virtual network adaptor that functions alongside your computer's physical network adaptor, enabling your PC to connect to more than one network at a time. If you do not use the virtual Wi-Fi service, however, or if the Miniport adaptor is interfering with your network connections, you can uninstall the adaptor from the computer and disable the virtual Wi-Fi service.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Log in to Windows as an administrator. Click "Start," and then enter "command" or "cmd" into the search box. Right-click "Cmd.exe" or "Command Prompt."

  2. 2

    Select "Run As Administrator" from the context menu. Input "net start VirtualWiFiService" into the command-line prompt.

  3. 3

    Press "Enter" to activate the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi service. Click "Start," and then right-click "Network." Select "Properties" from the context menu to open the Network and Sharing Center.

  4. 4

    Click "Change Adapter Settings" from the left pane to open Network Connections. Right-click the Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport adaptor.

  5. 5

    Select "Properties" from the context menu. Click the "Uninstall" button and follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport.

  6. 6

    Click "OK." Return to Command Prompt and type "net stop VirtualWiFiService" into the prompt. Press "Enter" to disable the Wi-Fi service.

  7. 7

    Type "VirtualWiFiSvc.exe -remove" into Command Prompt, and then press "Enter" to uninstall the service.

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