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    Help Needed for Test

    Could someone who has the Windows 8 CP loaded on a wireless laptop test this out and see if it still works like it did on Win 7?

    Reveal Network Passwords

    Note: Requires Administrator Privileges.

    1. Click: WinKey+w
    2. Type: network and.
    3. Click: Network and Sharing Center.
    4. Click: Manage Wireless Networks {is this still there doesn't show for me}
    5. Right-Click: The network for which you want to reveal the password.
    6. Click: Properties.
    7. Click: Security tab.
    8. Click: Show characters box.

    Your password is now visible in the Network security key box.

    Thanks.
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    RG, My steps were slightly different than what you listed
    1. Click: WinKey+w (Goes to Metro)
    2. Type: network
    3. Right Click on Connected Network and select
    4. View Connection Properties
    5. See My Connection Properties as shown:

    Wireless properties.png

    No RG, I'm not going to show you my PW. LOL
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    Ted,

    Thanks for testing.

    It's interesting I don't even get the "Connected Network" option on my Win 8 CP machine which does not have wireless.Network Search Results.jpg
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    Perhaps Ted meant "View Network Connections" I don't see "connected Network" in my list either and I'm using a Wireless laptop.

    Jerry

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    After I Type Networks and hit Enter this is what I get:

    Network.jpg

    When I Right Click the Myers Network I get the option to View Connection Properties:

    View Connection Properties.jpg

    Clicking on this gets me the Connections Properties screen shot in my first post.
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    That explains it better When you type Network, Connect to a Network is selected in the screen RG posted and that's what you go to when you hit enter. Works the same way in my laptop. Thanks, I was actually looking for a quick way to get to the first screen which is similar to "View Available Networks" in previous OS's. I tried typing View Available Networks and came up blank.

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    Jerry,

    >Start, type Networks, under Settings you will get/see View Network Connections

    OR

    > Charms > Settings, type Networks, you will get/see View Network Connections

    OR

    Win+W, type Networks, you will get/see View Network Connections

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    Ted,

    Ah said the blind man. Hit Enter he said. (I was just using the instant search results).
    Now I get the same 1st menu as you.
    However, when I right-click I only get one option "Turn Sharing On/Off".
    Of course I'm only wired.
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    Sometimes I get very wired..... Oh you don't mean that way... He He. Have 2, I'm buying. Cheers. Ted
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    Drew,
    Start, type Networks, under Settings you will get/see View Network Connections
    Not on my laptop. I only see Ted's Connect to a network (What I was really looking for), View Network Status and tasks, Add Device(??), and Add Printers (???). If you just type Network , View Network Connections is one of many options but does not give the list of available wireless connections like Ted's method does.
    In the charms (Windows key C) option, once I select settings, nothing happens when I type. I just get a display of the desktop charms available. I really don't understand why Microsoft invented Charms. They really don't add anything for me. Maybe in the Touch Screen world but I'm not a touchy feel guy. The same can be said for the hot spots, they come up when I don't want them and if I try to use them, they are messy to trigger.

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    Jerry, was just giving all ways; but, agree, about bothering w/ Charms. Just typing on Start or > WinW is what I finding myself using, mostly not, Charms.

    Oh, yeah, & I did have that wrong, Charms > Settings doesn't get there directly, still, that way, have to hit Control Panel... never mind, silly complicated.

    WinW does it directly.

    Drew
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    The main point is your method gets me to here:
    connections.jpg
    rather than at Ted's first image which gives a list of available wireless networks rather than network connections.

    Jerry

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    Oh, geeesh, again... my bad... I keep forgetting the settings go proprietary up @ the top right. It's the 1 part of 8 keeps slipping my mind. Yes, got it. Right on, Ted.

    Well, that & that I (mis)understood you wanted to View Network Connections

    Anyway, back in a bit. I got put another install of Win8 in my machine...

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    Jerry, sorry this didn't occur to me or I didn't mention it earlier, quicker...

    IF, one has Notifications showing on Taskbar/Sys Tray, the 1 of them shows the wireless connection (icon). Lt Clk on it, will show on a pop-out panel where upon Rt Clicking that, you, again, get the menu w/ View Connection Properties.

    This, I would suggest is the quickest, simplest most direct route to what you were seeking.

    NB: Notifications are not showing by default, that has to be enabled. WinW, type Notifications & appears "Turn Notifications On or Off"

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    Drew, never thought of left clicking. I had previously tried right clicking. Anyway, a left click got me directly to the display I was looking for. No need for any additional right click. Thanks.

    Jerry

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