It’s harsh, but it’s true, even after so many years since its launch, Windows 10 is still very keen on different kinds of issues and glitches. Device not migrated is one of the very common Windows 10 errors that occur when you are trying to connect any external device to your computer like a keyboard, mouse, USB drive, microphone, etc. In today’s post of HackerGiraffe, we are going to clear all your doubts regarding the device not migrated error of Windows 10 along with guiding you with its working solution. So, without any further talk, let’s get straight to it.
What Is Device Not Migrated Error?
With every new update, Windows 10 have carried the tradition of introducing more bugs and glitches to its platform. Some of the most common Windows 10 errors are file loss, start menu issues, black screen, and devices not migrated. And in this post, our main focus is on the device not migrated Windows 10 error. So, what is it and what is the reason behind it?
As you must be knowing, for making an external device work on your computer you need to build a connection between that device and your computer, and this process of building connection is called migrating in computer terms. You won’t be able to run the external device on your computer if there is an error in connection, i.e. migration. So, some of the common reasons because which the migration process failed are:
- You are still working on a very older version of Windows 10.
- Some particular drivers that are installed on your computer are not completely compatible with your installed OS.
- Some of the crucial files of the computer might have got corrupted or damaged.
- You might be using two operating systems on your computer. For example, Windows 10 as well as Linux at the same time.
- You might be using a very outdated version of the peripheral device driver.
How To Fix Device Not Migrated Error?
So, now that you have prior knowledge about what this very common Windows 10 error is, and what are the reasons responsible for it, it’s time to look into its working fixes.
Note: We will be straightforward to you, there isn’t any official method to resolve this issue, as, on different devices, the reason could be different because that you are facing this issue. That’s why different fixes will work on different devices. All the below-mentioned fixes have worked for most of the computers, we hope they work for you too. 🙂
1. Try Different USB Port
USB Ports are very keen to get damaged if not been taken care of properly. So, if you have been using a particular USB port very roughly or haven’t cleaned it for a long time then it might be possible that you would have damaged its points. In such a case, if you will try to connect an external device using that particular USB port then you will get this error.
In this situation, you can try plug-in your external device into some other port and see if the error continues. If it does, then there will be some other reasons, but if it doesn’t, then it means that the previous USB port has been damaged.
2. Reinstall Driver
You might be facing a device not migrated error in your Windows 10 because you are having an outdated or incompatible device driver. Let’s say, you are facing an error while connecting your mice or another pointing device. So, here’s what you need to do to fix the error.
- Right-click on the windows icon, and then click on Device Manager.
- Now, locate mice and another pointing device, and then uninstall it.
- Restart your computer, and then go to Windows update and security. Here Windows will automatically suggest that particular update. Update it to fix the issue.
3. Restore Corrupted Files
If the above-mentioned method doesn’t work for you, then it means that some of the crucial Windows files have been damaged. But don’t worry, you can restore all those files using the SFC (System File Checker) feature of Windows 10. Here’s what you need to do for restoring all the corrupted files.
- Open command prompt in the administrator mode.
- Type sfc/scannow command, and then press enter.
- No wait for few minutes until the verification and restoring process is completed.
Once done, check if you are still facing the issue.
4. Download Latest Windows Update
As we have mentioned earlier, Windows 10 is very keen on bugs and glitches, but at the same time, its developers are very fast to release an update regarding the solution of that particular bugs and glitches. So, you should always keep checking if there is any available update for Windows 10. You can check so by following the below-mentioned steps:
- Go to the Windows setting by pressing the shortcut key Windows + I.
- Now click on update and security, and check if there is any available update for your Windows.
Make sure that you have an active internet connection, as this process wants you to be connected with the internet.
5. Reset Your OS
Resetting your over should be the last step you should try. You should only try this system if it start important to connect that external device to your computer. Below mentioned is a step-by-step guide to reset your OS without losing your personal documental and files.
- Go to settings, then update and security.
- Now click on the Recovery option, and then under Reset this PC, click on get started.
- Under Choose an option, click on keep my files to stop your files from completely getting vanished from your computer.
Now give permission to everything asked by windows, and at the end of this method, you will have your OS reset, and your device not migrated issue fixed.
We know it’s very frustrating to face a device not migrated issue while you are trying to transfer some important files or want to connect an external device to your computer. So, to ease your problem this post contains all the working methods to resolve the issue. We hope they will work for you. Nevertheless, don’t forget to share your feedback and doubt regarding this post in the comments.