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How can i remove old network connections?


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#1 BruceML

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:52 PM

Hi-

 

I'd like some help deleting two old networks from the Wireless Network Connection list that I do not use as I've already updated this network. Thank you.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 02:58 PM

Dont know about win7 100% in XP it was

 

Run command window "start/run CMD.exe"

 

Next: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

Next: start devmgmt.msc

Then in deveice manager "show hidden devices"

 

Remove as needed, safe mode might be better for this as well.



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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:23 PM

Are you meaning the networks that show up when you right click on the internet access icon in the taskbar's icon notification area?  And, which Windows do you have?  I ask because some things are a little different between Home, Professional, Premium, Ultimate editions.


Edited by RolandJS, 08 December 2016 - 04:38 PM.

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#4 BruceML

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 03:30 PM

Yes in the "Network & Sharing Center." I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium.


Edited by BruceML, 08 December 2016 - 03:35 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:40 PM

Do you have a Manage Wireless Networks hyperlink on the left side of the Network & Sharing Center?  If yes, you can remove any network connections by right-clicking on same and clicking remove, I believe.


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Posted 08 December 2016 - 04:55 PM

Yes I do and the two that I'm looking for are not listed in Manage Wireless Networks.



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Posted 09 December 2016 - 10:14 AM

Yes I do and the two that I'm looking for are not listed in Manage Wireless Networks.

Then, let's wait for others to enter in, I have no answer for you since my earlier idea will not work.


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 06:00 PM

Thanks anyway.



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 02:45 AM

Dont know about win7 100% in XP it was

 

Run command window "start/run CMD.exe"

 

Next: set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

Next: start devmgmt.msc

Then in deveice manager "show hidden devices"

 

Remove as needed, safe mode might be better for this as well.

 

Did you do this?

 

(run cmd as admin)

 

More info on this here

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff184583.aspx



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Posted 11 December 2016 - 02:59 AM

Yes I tried this and it did not work either.

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:52 AM

 

Yes I do and the two that I'm looking for are not listed in Manage Wireless Networks.

Then, let's wait for others to enter in, I have no answer for you since my earlier idea will not work.

Ok, I just remembered something, while this may or may not apply to your device:

my device will not display all networks that are clearly out of reach, "un-findable" at whatever location you are presently in.


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 05:04 AM

This device is always used from my home location only.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:22 PM

I don't even know what it is were talking about anymore, could we see a pic ?



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:34 PM

I don't even know what it is were talking about anymore, could we see a pic ?

I'd like some help deleting two old networks from the Wireless Network Connection list that I do not use... -- thread starter

Later, ts mentioned the two he desires to delete do not appear in the list of available wireless networks.

I guess ts needs to give us the names of those two networks needing to be deleted.


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Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:58 PM

Do you get any results on those old connections when you run command prompt as admin and enter

 

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