How to Fix Device Not Migrated on Windows 10 [Easy Ways]

Did you stumble upon an issue message Device not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match after updating your Windows 10?

Then rest assured as you are not alone! We are all aware that Windows updates always bring some issues and errors after installation and the device not migrated is a standard error message.

The issue can occur on the hard drive, monitor, microphone, USB drive, and others. And when the error issues, it clearly shows which device is triggering the error.

Device Not Migrated Windows 10
Device Not Migrated Windows 10

Overview of “Device not Migrated” error 

While updating the Windows version, not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match is the standard issue. Device not Migrated message is received by many Windows users while upgrading to the newest updates.

During the Windows update, the drivers are not appropriately migrated due to various reasons. There could be something wrong during the method due to which the device won’t work correctly and the device not migrated error occurs.

As you know that every device driver requires to be migrated to the latest version of your Windows if you want it to run on your computer correctly after the update. In the Windows updating method, the most common issues behind this error are driver incompatibility and file corruption.

Migrated Usb
Migrated Usb

How to Fix Device Not Migrated Windows 10

Fix for Device Not Migrated USB Drive/Hard Drive 

Perhaps there is a problematic USB port, your USB drive may not work correctly, and Windows shows you the error “was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match.”

You can try plugging the device into a different port available in your system to have a check-in in this situation. Also, insert some other working USB devices or pen-drivers to make sure if the USB ports are acting or not.

If the USB device doesn’t encounter the issue, the problem is caused by the port. But if the USB drive is yet not migrated, move on to troubleshoot the error.

For USB hard drives, we receive a comment from, and it says the error of the device not migrated hard drive can be caused by a non-initialized new hard disk or a wrong formatted device. You should enter Device Manager to see if the disk is online or initialized and reformat the logical partitions. Next, assign a drive letter if necessary.

Reinstall the Specific Device Driver

Your device could not be migrated since there is an inconsistent device driver. So, you can try reinstalling it. Suppose your keyboard has the error:

Step 1: In Windows 10, right-hit on the Start button to choose Device Manager.

Step 2: Find the device driver, right-click on it and pick Uninstall device.

Step 3: Hit Uninstall, restart you’re PC, and then Windows will automatically reinstall the driver. Or see the latest driver from the website and install it.

Tip: Alternatively, you can pick Disable device from the context menu if you see this feature. Confirm the disabling operation. Then, re-enable the driver to see if the issue of the Windows 10 device not migrated is solved. If not, uninstall and re-install it.

Update Your Chipset Driver

While setting up Windows 10, installing a not-optimized chipset driver can make the non-detection of your hardware. So, you can enter the vendor and look for an updated chipset driver for your mainboard. Then, install it manually to fix the error – the device was not migrated due to a partial or ambiguous match.

Alternatively, you can update the chipset driver through Device Manager. Just go to this tool’s main interface, right-click the driver that is not working and choose Update driver. Then, let Windows automatically download and install the latest driver for the system.

Furthering Tip: Install Driver via Compatibility Mode

If you reinstall or update the driver but get the issue still exists. In this case, you should utilize Compatibility Mode to install the driver. This helps fix the problem of devices not migrated hard drive, USB device, monitor, etc.

Step1: Enter to the location where you save the downloaded .exe file and right-click it to choose Properties.

Step 2: Under the Compatibility tab, check the box next to the option – Run this program in compatibility mode and pick a Windows version.

Step 3: Hit Apply and then OK to save the change.

Check System Files

If the methods above don’t work, it is likely that system files get damaged, causing the device not to be migrated successfully during the Windows 10 update. So, you should check Windows files and fix errors.

System File Checker (SFC), a tool that comes with Windows operating system, allows you to scan and restore corrupted system files. In Windows 10 it works with WRP (Windows Resource Protection) to protect registry keys & folders and critical system files.

Follow the guide below to perform the system scan to fix the device, not migrate microphone/USB/hard drive/monitor, etc.

  1. Run Command Prompt as administrator.
  2. Input the sfc /scannow command and end with the Enter button.
  3. Wait a few minutes until the scan method finishes.

Now, see if the error device was not migrated due to partial or ambiguous match is eliminated from Windows 10. If not, move on to the next solution.

Update Windows

According to some users, you should check if any update is pending because the device not migrated issue sometimes is a system problem.

Checking for system updates and installing available updates can help fix your problem since some new features brought by these updates can alleviate some system problems; for example, the device could not be migrated in Windows 10.

Step 1: Enter to Start > Settings > Update & Security to the Windows Update page.

Step 2: Click the Check for updates button. If there are some available updates, Windows will automatically download and install them throughout the restart process.


Q: What does device migrated mean?
A: Device migration is a process of moving data from one device to another. Device migrations are normally in response to device upgrades and hardware corruption or load balancing to a much lesser extent.
Q: How do I manually install drivers?
A: Right-click the start menu and choose Device Manager. Find the device that requires a driver update and right-click it, then select Update Driver. If you need details on the current driver, choose Properties instead. From there, you can also update the driver.

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