You are being irrational and have given up far too easily. Installing drivers in Windows can often be a hassle. Besides, you already know that the similar old adapter doesn’t work. This is a strong hint that there’s drivers’ issues, in general.
The drivers for the old adapter are likely causing the problems. Haven’t you wondered why it doesn’t work in the first place ?!! Its hardware is likely to be functional and only its driver is causing the problems. You have no way to find out what’s really the problem until you do the following:
In Device Manager, delete the driver for the old adapter and choose the option to also delete the driver files. Do the same for this new adapter. Make sure the old adapter is NOT plugged into your PC. Reboot.
Install the new adapter according to the instructions. The new adapter may have to be plugged into your PC when you install the driver. OR NOT ! Read and follow the installation directions to know whether or not to have the adapter plugged in while installing its driver.