Installing the Microsoft Loopback Adapter in Windows

This article helps fix an issue where you can't find the Microsoft Loopback Adapter.

Applies to:   Windows 10 – all editions, Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB number:   2777200

Symptoms

You're trying to install the Microsoft Loopback Adapter, but are unable to find it.

Cause

The Microsoft Loopback Adapter was renamed in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. The new name is "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".

Resolution

When using the Add Hardware Wizard to manually add a network adapter, choose Manufacturer "Microsoft" and choose network adapter "Microsoft KM-TEST Loopback Adapter".