“Device not migrated” Error on Windows 10 [Solved]

April Cai, in Common error Tags: DriversWindows 10

Does this look familiar?



If you’re on a new Windows 10, and some of your devices are not compatible with it.  When you check the specific device, you see this error saying Device not migrated. You’re not alone.  Many Windows users are reporting it. But the good news is you can fix it easily by yourself.

How do I fix it? 

Here’re 4 solutions you can try. You may not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until you find the one that works.

Fix 1:  Check System Files
Fix 2:  Update your chipset driver
Fix 3:  Reinstall the device driver
Fix 4:  For USB drive

Fix 1. Check System Files






The first fix for the error is to check system files if damaged.

1) Type cmd in the search box from Start. Then right-click on Command Prompt from the top.

Click Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

2) Type sfc /scannow and press Enter on your keyboard.

3) Wait till Verification 100% complete(usually it may take 15-45mins). If any damaged file exists, the system file checker would repair them.

4) Reboot your windows 10 to check to see if you could use the not migrated device before.

Fix 2. Update your chipset driver

This error could be also caused by an old or incorrect chipset driver. The steps above may resolve it, but if they don’t or, you’re not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.

3) Click the Update button next to a flagged chipset driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

4) Reboot your windows 10 to check to see if you could use the not migrated device before.

Fix 3. Reinstall the device driver

Device not migrated  error could due to the incompatible device driver.

Try to reinstall the driver for your not migrated device:

Like if error occurs on your Keyboard:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and X at the same time to invoke the quick-access menu.

2) Click Device Manager 



2) In Keyboard section,  right-click on your keyboard device and choose Uninstall.



3) Reboot your Windows 10.
Windows 10 will automatically reinstall keyboard driver for you.

4) Check to see if you could use the not migrated device before.

Fix 4. For USB drive


If your USB drive cannot be migrated, try plug it with different  USB ports. If it didn’t work, then try to reinstall the USB controller driver as fix 3.

Driver Easy can help you solve various drivers problems. No worry to try it as you can enjoy 30-day money back and professional tech support anytime guarantee. And it allows you setting schedules to scan Windows 10 regularly.Why don’t give yourself a chance to  to try on such a charming driver tool? TRY NOW!



That’s all there is to it. Hopefully you can fix Device not migrated error on your Windows 10. 

Help Us Improve Article
  • rebelbrainiac

    Code 45 Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. I’ve done 2 restores, recovery, even a clean windows install, still no internal speakers. Was recently using headphones, and something I did on accident disabled the internal speakers. Uninstalled/re-installed them several times.

    • rebelbrainiac

      I’ve also done install legacy hardware and was code 10, installed but will not start. Currently running sfc/scannow. Anybody

  • Juan Sanchez

    My computer says it already has the recommended drivers but none of my USB ports work. I reinstall and get a code 37 error.

  • Earthh Patel

    What about a wifi adapter that hasn’t migrated?

    • April Cai

      Hi, Earthh Patel.
      Actually, this post can help you solve any kind of device not migrated. Please follow the methods here to try to solve your WiFi adapter not migrated error. And any question please feel free to leave your comment.