I am using a USB TP-Link Wi-fi adapter on my Dell 380 with Windows 7 Ultimate. After bringing up my browser I noticed I could not get any web-site to load. When I checked the tool bar it indicated I had connection. I then got off my browser and saw that my tool bar indicator showed no connection. I then ran the Windows Trouble Shoot Tool which indicated I needed to plug in a Wi-Fi adapter. Assuming my adapter had gone bad, I brought up my control panel to uninstall the TP-Link adapter driver and install a different adapter. To my dismay, the TP-Link driver was totally gone from my list of programs. So, I re-installed the TP-Link drivers and all is working fine.
Does anyone know how a driver can automatically be deleted from a machine. I thought this was impossible.