Stuck at ethernet controller driver installation

Jashd Hshss 1 Reputation point
2021-03-17T22:02:18.743+00:00

So I got my new PC today and I installed Windows Server 2019 since it was free for me as a student.However now I'm stuck at installing ethernet controller driver. I've got Intel 82573 Gigabit Ethernet Controller and there is no driver available for windows server 2019 (not even Windows 10) on intel official website. Does that mean I either need a new ethernet controller either new OS or is there another option maybe ? Also worth mentioning, I haven't noticed that my internet cable wasn't plugged until after the installation of the OS. Was that a mistake ? Maybe if I was installing Windows Server while having it plugged in, it would recognize the device and automatically install the drivers needed ?

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  1. Anonymous
    2021-03-17T22:18:23.707+00:00

    I'd check that the pc or mobo manufacturer chipset has been installed. The chipset allows the operating system to find and use devices integrated into the mother board.

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  2. Anonymous
    2021-03-17T22:43:44.567+00:00

    Sounds good, yes, strange that it also cannot run windows 10. What pc or mobo is used?

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  3. Anonymous
    2021-03-17T22:57:24.27+00:00

    Maybe this one but not sure with limited info.
    https://www.gigabyte.com/us/Motherboard/H410M-H-rev-10/support#support-dl-driver-chipset

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