Device was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match [SOLVED]

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Fix - device was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match

We all know that Windows 10 updates can create issues after the installation. Not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match is one such error.

Whenever this occurs, it will show you exactly which device is causing the error. The error message looks something like this:

Device PCIVEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_84321043&REV_064&100198e&0&00E4 was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match.

The issue is due to Windows OS failing to identify the device connected to the computer. Users have reported that this error occurred after installing the Windows updates on the official forum.

After installed 2017-11 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1709 for x64-based Systems (KB4048955) , device not migrated shows.

Fix this by following the steps below.

Fix the Device was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match error

1. Update Driver

  1. To find the error, simply copy and paste the Device code (in the above error the device code is PCIVEN_10EC&DEV_8168&SUBSYS_84321043&REV_064&100198e&0&00E4) in the Google and check to which hardware device it belongs to. Note down the device name and proceed with the next steps. 
  2. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  3. Type devmgmt.msc and press OK to open the Device Manager. 
  4. In the Device Manager find the device.  Right-click on the device and select Properties.
    Not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match
  5. Go to the Events tab, and check if it has a Device not Migrated message. 

Manually Install the Driver

  1. Go to the official website of the device that is causing the error. Download the newest version of the available driver.
  2. Open the Device Manager.
  3. Right-click on the device and select Update Driver.
    Update driver Not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match
  4. Select “browse my computer for driver software” option.
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location where the recently downloaded driver is saved. Select the driver and click OK > Next.
  6. Wait for the driver to be installed and reboot the system.

Uninstall and Reinstall 

  1. In the Device Manager, right-click on the device and select Uninstall Device.
  2. Click Yes to confirm the action.
    Uninstall Device Not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match
  3. Windows will automatically reinstall the driver as soon as you restart the computer.

Did you know that you can avoid device issues after updates with a few simple steps? Learn about it here.


2. Use Restore Point

  1. Type restore point in the search bar.
  2. From the search results, click on Create a Restore Point option.
  3. Next, click on the System Restore button.
  4. Click on Next.
  5. Select one of the Restore Point and click Next. Make sure you select a Restore Point that was created before the update was installed.
    Select a Restore Point Not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match
  6. Click on the Finish button.
  7. Wait for the Restore Point to finish the process and restore your PC back to the state where it was working without any issue.

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