TL-WN725N bluescreens after Win10 update

TL-WN725N bluescreens after Win10 update
TL-WN725N bluescreens after Win10 update
2017-12-21 12:15:01
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The wifi on my laptop died. I bought a TL-WN725N V2 and it worked perfectly, better than the original wifi. Happy guy.

The next week my laptop upgraded Win10, and it bluescreened when it rebooted. Much less happy.

On a hunch I pulled the WN725N and Windows booted right up. Plug in the WN725N and bam! Instant bluescreen.

I googled a driver-download page and downloaded http://static.tp-link.com/res/down/soft/TL-WN725N_V_160412.zip. That was supposedly the Win10 driver, but the .inf file said it only went up to Win8. But I tried it, and the installer said "Adapter not found. Please plug in your adapter." But if I plug it in, my laptop craters.

I went to http://www.tp-link.com/us/download/TL-WN725N.html#Driver and downloaded the Win10 driver there ( http://static.tp-link.com/TL-WN725N_EU_US_ES_V2_V3_170726_Wins.zip). It looked more up-to-date, but it had the same problem -- it wouldn't install until the adapter was plugged in.

Help! How do I install this driver? I need my wifi back!
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Re:TL-WN725N bluescreens after Win10 update
2017-12-22 14:42:03
Never mind, I figured it out. I had some other wifi adapters (a previous dongle, my flaky internal wifi, a Microsoft wifi adapter) and apparently there was a conflict. I removed all wifi adapters, rebooted, and then I could plug in the TP-Link. Windows detected it and used a Realtek driver that's less than a month old, so I think I'll stick with that.
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