Is the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 native to your system? Looking at Clevo* W150ERQ manual: W150ERQ SERVICE MANUAL - It does not mention this adapter as part of this specific system as you can confirm on page 15 of this manual on the section that says Communication. With that being said, we would like to inform you that Intel does not support integration which is when the orignal wireless adapater installed by factory is replaced for another one. Please access this link for further information on this matter: Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Regulatory Information Regarding Hardware Installation or Upgrade and Intel® Wi-Fi Products — Why Doesn't My Laptop Recognize My New Intel® Wireless Adapter?
We recommed that you contact Clevo* first, here is the link: Clevo* Support in order to obtain the latest drivers.
On our best effort to assist you on this, you may do the following procedure:
1 - Download and save Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software for Windows® 10 File name: Wireless_18.21.0_e164.exe
2 - Go to Control Panel, Programs and Features and Uninstall "Intel® PROSet/Wireless Software", if it is installed. When prompted, choose the option to "Discard settings".
3 - In Control Panel, Device Manager, Network Adapters, right click on the Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260 and Uninstall it. Make sure you mark the option to "Delete the driver software for this device".
4 - Reboot the PC or scan for hardware changes, check device manager and if an older driver is detected and installed, repeat the actions to uninstall and delete it as well. Repeat this process until the OS does not allow deleting the driver, or until the controller shows as Unknown Device.
5 - Install the Intel® Wireless driver. During the first steps of PROSet/Wireless installation, make sure to customize the installation and install all the 3 driver components.
Thanks for the reply. I am now nearly 100% certain the problem is the socket on the motherboard, after having consulted with a local computer repair shop.