Fix USB Tethering Freezing Windows 10

The Problem

In Windows 10, the taskbar freezes and the computer becomes unresponsive when trying to use USB Tethering from an Android device.

The Solution

Open the Run box using Ctrl-R.

Type in “mmc devmgmt.msc” to open Device Manager.

Go to the top “View” menu and click “Show hidden devices”.

Go to “Network Adapters” in the list and find the device that mentions “NDIS”, such as “Remote NDIS based Internet Sharing Device.

Right click on the item and choose “Update Driver Software”.

“Browse my computer for driver software”.

“Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”.

Uncheck “Show compatible hardware”.

Scroll down to and select Microsoft.

Look on the right side and select “Remote NDIS Compatible Device”.

Click Next.

Click Yes.

USB Tethering should now work properly.

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Deepak kisku

Thanks for help…


This still happens, over 4 years later. My desktop PC would have 100%cpu usage for the first 2 mins after activating tethering and on every boot up with tethering active, and network and sharing center would be very unresponsive all the time. After doing this, everything is smooth again.