Often when device drivers are updated for network interface card, the mismatch between previous model of network adapter and newer one (or the newer driver) can cause a weird error which pops up when trying to access TCP/IP properties and looks something like this :
Fortunately, there is a very simple fix for this and works on all versions of Windows. To remove this error :
1. First open Device Manager from Control Panel.
2. Then drill down to the specific network adapter and select “Uninstall”.
3. After it’s removed, make it detect automatically by Windows using Actions > Scan for hardware changes.
4. The network adapter will once again show up in installed devices list.
Now try accessing the TCP/IP properties for that adapter, the error will no longer pop-up and the IP settings can be changed as needed.