Resolving VMWare Error "There are no un-bridged host network adapters" after Windows 10 Upgrade

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After upgrading to Windows 10, all of my VMWare Professional v10.x guest machines lost their connection to the network. Taking a look at their network connections, I found that I'd lost the default vmnet0 network, and trying to add it back as a bridged network threw the error "There are no un-bridged host network adapters".

vmware vne restore defaults

Looking online, there were reports of Anti-Virus conflicts and some network cards not being supported, but I was pretty confident that neither of these were the issue since the bridged connection worked fine in Windows 8.1. I found that restoring the default within the Virtual Network Editor resolved this issue.

To do this, open the Virtual Network Editor within VMWare Workstation (Edit -> Virtual Network Editor), make note of the settings you have in their now, and then click "Restore Defaults".  The process takes about 30 seconds to complete,  and you can see it resetting all of your VMWare network settings.  Once it's complete, you'll be the vmnet0 network will be back and will be in a bridged state. You can see a screen shot of the button to click in the image here.


Steve Dakin

Lovely, simple, to the point, and worked a treat. Losing my VMserver was not what I wanted, but it does run better under win 10 so worth the hassle

Stephen Hart

This also worked for vmware networking going bad after a windows 10 update.

John Pringle

Christopher, thank you for your ramble. Worked great to restore network connections after upgrading a host Dell laptop to Windows 10.

Charles Daniel

Awesome. Thank you Christo for the great help. God bless you!

Vishal Chougule

Thanks a lot - it was to the point and saved a lot of time :)

Ramanathan Subbiah

I was racking my brain for the last couple of days to get my vm network up, with no success. And with your help, its up and working like a charm. Thanks a million bro.