How to Fix Modem Error in Windows 10 Code 633

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Error code 633 The modem is already in use or not configured properly” is the Internet connection issue, which has occurred for hundreds of Windows 10 users after the installation of Creators Update.[1] Microsoft has already acknowledged this issue and is working hard to release the solution the near future. However, before the future update patching the modem Error 633 is released, Windows 10 users have to perform the fixes manually.

The “Error 633: The modem is already in use or not configured properly” is not bound to one specific device, so any model and PC model can be affected. The error message explicitly indicates the fact that the modem is malfunctioning due to the faulty configuration.

However, Error 633 may also occur due to the multiple Internet connections set up on one device or communication port exploited by another application. Luckily, Microsoft officially revealed the instructions that people should use before the patch for “Error 633: The modem is already in use or not configured properly”


Methods to fix Error 633: The modem is already in use or not configured properly. When it comes to similar issues there might be a few reasons as well as solutions and fixing methods. But after all, there is a good first step – system scan with repair tools like Reimage. This way you can identify if there is additional malware issue or files interrupting with programs or functions of your machine.


Step 1: Run Registry Editor

  • Press Windows key, type regedit, and press Enter.
  • Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\RasMan directory.
  • Find RequiredPrivileges key and double-click it.
  • Add the SeLoadDriverPrivilege at the end of the list of keys and click OK.
  • If a warning message shows up, click OK to proceed.
  • Finally, reboot the system.


Step 2: Reserve the TCP port

  • Press Windows key, type regedit, and press Enter.
  • Press Windows key + R, type regedit, and press Enter.
  • Navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SYSTEM\\CurrentControlSet\\Services\\Tcpip\\Parameters directory.
  • Click Edit -> New -> Multi-String Value.
  • Name the new value as ReservedPorts.
  • Double-click on the ReservedPorts value and type in the 1723-1723 value.
  • Press OK to save the new value and exit Registry Editor.

Step 3: Update/Reinstall Modem Drivers

The methods listed above have answered the purpose for most of the 633 error victims. However, it neither of them worked for you, the culprit may appear to be simpler than it seems. The error may be triggered by outdated or corrupted modem drivers, so you should try to update or reinstall them.

  • Click Update driver software option. Update both LAN and WLAN adapter.
  • Reboot your PC and connect to the Internet.
  • If modem error 633 reoccurs, we would strongly recommend reinstalling network adapters:
  • Right-click on Windows key and select Device Manager.
  • Find Network Adapters and right-click on your network adapter.
  • Select Uninstall and mark the Delete the driver software for this device box.