SOLVED! Windows 10 Not Recognizing Nook

All in all, it won’t take much to establish connection between Windows computers and other devices including e-readers like Nook. However, reports of Windows 10 not recognizing Nook still pop up every now and then. Despite having connected the e-reader to their computer via a USB cable, people still have trouble getting Windows to recognize it. As a result, the e-reader is unable to import material which leads to all sorts of hassles.

A Few Fixes

Run The Hardware Troubleshooter

Generally speaking, running the computer’s built-in troubleshooter works wonders once it comes to Windows 10 not recognizing Nook

  • Step 1: Press Windows + R, type: control then hit Enter to open Control Panel
  • Step 2: Search for troubleshooting then choose the top entry 
  • Step 2: In the Troubleshooter window, select Hardware and Sound.
  • Step 3: Under Devices, select Hardware and Devices.
  • Step 4: Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.

Install The Device Driver

When your Nook Tablet 7 exhibits problems with connecting to a Windows 10 computer system, you could smooth things over by installing the device driver

  • Step 1: Connect Nook to your computer. If a dialog box titled Install Device emerges, click X to dismiss it.
  • Step 2: Press Windows + X then choose Device Manager
  • Step 3: Navigate to Portable Device, locate BNTV450 (yellow exclamation mark), right-click it and select Update driver.
  • Step 4: Pick Browse my computer for driver software then choose Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  • Step 5: Pick the option of Android phone, followed by MTP USB Device and click Next.
  • Step 6: Your device will be detected by the Personal Computer (PC).
  • Step 7: Switch the e-reader from Charging mode to File Transfer mode 

Note: Step 7 must be performed every time you connect your Nook to the computer. However, steps 1 to 6 need only be performed once. In step 3 if you come across Unknown Device instead of BNTV450, follow the guidelines below:

  • Step 1: Right-click Unknown Device and choose to uninstall the driver.
  • Step 2: Disconnect the Nook tablet from your computer.
  • Step 3: Restart your computer.

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How Do I Start Windows 10 In Safe Mode?

You can start Windows 10  in Safe Mode for diagnostics, troubleshooting and so on in times of need. To do so, open Start menu, select Power and hold down Shift while clicking Restart. Next, select Troubleshoot, choose Advanced Options, pick Startup Settings and hit Restart. Wait for your computer to restart and reveal a list of options to you. From these choices, select 4 or F4 or Fn plus F4, and follow the on-screen instructions to start your Personal Computer (PC) in Safe Mode.

What Must Be Done To Reduce The CPU Load Of My OS?

It is possible to reduce the load of Windows 10 in a couple of ways. For instance, you can your computer to get rid of temporary files or end a demanding process via Task Manager. It’s also a good idea to update your drivers, eliminate malware from the system or choose a high-performance power plan.

Is Task Manager Important?

The Task Manager is a utility that you can use to increase the speed of your operating system by troubleshooting problems with the Startup procedure, administering running processes, observing the overall memory usage and ending resource-hungry programs.

How Should I Use Command Prompt?

Users can implement the Command Prompt to diagnose processor issues, boot from a USB drive or bootable disk or repair your computer’s registries. In addition to that, users can implement the Command Prompt to execute advanced administrative activities and automate repetitive system tasks using batch files and scripts.

Does Windows 10 Have Service Packs?

No. Unlike earlier versions of Windows operating systems, this one is updated through smaller chunks instead of large service packs.


  • After installing the Windows 10 operating system on your computer, disable Internet Explorer 11 because Microsoft Edge provides a superior browsing experience. Turning off Internet Explorer 11 frees up space and increases your computer’s processing efficiency. This program can be turned off using the Windows Features dialog box.
  • To get the fastest computing experience, simply disable background apps. Within Windows 10, specific applications can continue to operate in the background without your knowledge which slows down your computer. Turn them off by opening Settings and clicking on Privacy. Click on the Background Apps option and toggle off the switch for all the background applications which you want to disable.
  • Defragmenting your storage devices in Windows 10 can increase performance by helping the user to gain access to files quicker. This is especially so in a case where your machine utilizes a hard disk drive platter. Run the defragmenter by opening Settings and clicking on System. After that, click on Storage and select the Optimize Drives choice under More storage settings. Pick the storage drive which needs defragmentation and finally click on Optimize.
  • Have an extra USB drive lying around? Use it to increase your Windows 10 computer’s speed through ReadyBoost. This handy application identifies the programs which are most frequently used by your computer and caches them in an attached USB drive. By doing so, it increases the speed at which frequent files are fetched resulting in a faster computer system.
  • Apply the range of visual effects offered by Windows 10 to increase the aesthetic appeal of your computer system. Some examples of these effects include shadows, transparency, animations, blur and text highlighting. Activate the visual effects of your choice by opening Settings and selecting Personalization.

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