Windows 10 pc finish istalling device software

Every time I boot up my pc I get a notification "finish installing device software" under the category "security and maintenance". If I click on the notification the notification disappears and nothing happens. If I go to control panel/security and maintenance and click on the install button for this notification the notification disappears and nothing happens. Either way the notification comes back the next time I boot up.  I updated the video driver to the latest version from nvidia and that wasn't it. Is there a way to determine from which app this notification is originating from?
 

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Last updated March 14, 2019 Views 8,462 Applies to:

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Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community Forums. We are glad to help you.

 

I suggest you to follow the steps given below and check if it works:

  1. Type Troubleshooting in the search box and press Enter.

  2. Click on View All in the top left pane.

  3. From the list click on System Maintenance and follow the on screen prompts.

 

Hope this information helps. Do get back to us with the updated status. We will be happy to assist you further.

 

Thanks and regards,

Jenith

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I followed your instructions and the result was "no changes or updates were necessary", yet the notification still pops up in the action center.

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Same thing happened here. 

November update broke something and I tried re-installing the drivers, 3 times. 

Then this message kept popping up in the update section. 

It's gone now, and so is my hope that this will ever be resolved.

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When you click on the "Finish installing device software" message, open the file "C:\Windows\INF\setupapi.dev" using Notepad.

It should tell you which driver was last updated using the "Finish-Install" action and thus which driver is causing the issue.

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How about open the file "C:\Windows\INF\setupapi.dev.log"?  All statuses here are "SUCCESS".

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I had this on a new Windows 10 laptop, nothing had failed to install & after restarting nothing changed, I have run the USB device cleaner under IOBit's device manager but no change, I have lived with it for over a year until I did a clean install of the creators update recently. Now no error message.
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In my current Win10 user-interface, there's no "View All" option in the "Troubleshoot" submenu of "Settings".   However I'm not so easily dismayed by the ever-changing Win10 UI... eventually I stumbled across Settings/Troubleshoot/Hardware and Devices -- which offered me the option "Run the troubleshooter".  This troubleshooter is -- I suspect -- a version of the troubleshooter Jenith is referring to, and it quickly identified something which seems likely to be an incomplete installation of a device driver.  

I pity the devs around the world who struggle to keep up with the ongoing product-churn of the "Windows 10" branded operating systems!  And it's an ongoing struggle for those of us in user-land to keep up with (I'm sure) the very-well-intentioned Win10 developers who continue to shift things around in the UI of this beast.  I haven't yet discovered whether enabling this adapter (which doesn't seem to be necessary to my use of Cisco AnyConnect) will have any (easily discoverable) adverse side-effects; but I'm fairly optimistic this will kill off the user-notification of an incomplete device-installation on my next boot.  Time will tell... unless there's another update of Win10 before I have discovered the stability issues in my installation of the current version!

 

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I followed your instructions, and got the same message that oldpaint got: "no changes or updates were necessary".  Anything else that we can try?

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This tip resolved my issue:

WINkey + R

Type "services.msc"

Click Windows Installer.

Click Start

I rebooted. Message no longer popped up in Action Center.

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