“Finish Installing Device Software” in Windows 10 Action Center

If you get a message in the Windows 10 Action Center saying “Finish installing device software” with a red/white cross and a UAC symbol on then it’s likely that a driver is missing, a driver needs some software installed or that Windows needs your permission to resolve one of these actions (hence the UAC symbol).

In can be an absolute bastard to figure out which device/driver is causing this issue but one way to track it down is to click to allow the install to complete and then look in the file:

C:\Windows\Inf\setupapi.dev.log”

Look for Finish-Install actions (typically they will be the latest entries in the log file if you’ve just clicked to complete the action immediately before looking) and that should lead to you to identifying the troublesome device. Back of the net.

/ JC

 

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One Response to “Finish Installing Device Software” in Windows 10 Action Center

  1. Mark Paul says:

    Thanks for this article! I discovered my issue was with a recently installed printer driver.

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