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    Remove the current network profile

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    In Windows 7 SP1, how do I remove the current network profile (Ethernet or wireless) so that, when I restart my system, Windows creates a new network profile?

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    You would need to do some registry hacking, but I'm not sure what bits to hack.
    Why do you want to do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    You would need to do some registry hacking, but I'm not sure what bits to hack.
    Why do you want to do this?

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    What is the procedure to do this?

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    This post shows how to remove old network adapters.
    https://community.spiceworks.com/how...apter-settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul T View Post
    This post shows how to remove old network adapters.
    https://community.spiceworks.com/how...apter-settings

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    This is applied to XP.

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    If you want to remove a network adapter, open device manager, find the network adapter and right click on it, select "uninstall this device". Re-boot when the uninstall is complete so the device will be re-discovered by Windows.
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    I'm sorry but if I wanted to remove all the parameters of the current network profile on an Ethernet or wireless connection so that Windows will create a new network profile when I reboot the system, how should I do?

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    Last edited by balubeto; 2016-11-23 at 03:52.

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    The way I do it is to go Start - type regedit and press enter - accept the UAC then navigate -

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/NetworkList/Profiles

    Click on each key and in the right pane, the Ethernet Description will be Network with any others being for the wireless SSID for past and present if you've ever changed your router.

    Right click on the appropriate key and select Delete and then do the same in Signatures/Unmanaged.

    Prior to making any changes though, you could click on the word Profile then File/Export - give it a name and Save and that will be saved as a .reg file.

    To restore, click on File/Import and point it to the saved .reg file.

    Windows will auto create a new key when you are wired on the computer reboot, but if you remove the SSID one as well, then you will have to enter the password again when it discovers the SSID.

    EDIT - Forgot to add, if you want to remove the wireless profile as well, first remove the SSID from Network and Sharing Center/Manage wireless connections or you could end up with a duplicate entry.
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    I use netsh (although I've never removed a wired profile, only wireless ones... and strongly suggest you export them first before deleting them).

    Have a look at Delete a network connection in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    I use netsh (although I've never removed a wired profile, only wireless ones... and strongly suggest you export them first before deleting them).

    Have a look at Delete a network connection in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

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    With the netsh command, it is possible to reset only the parameter that indicates the type of network profile of an Ethernet or Wireless in use so that, at the next connection, Windows asks the user again which type of network profile he would like?

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    Have I wasted my time typing out my Post #8 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    Have I wasted my time typing out my Post #8 ?
    No because if you knew tell me the item to change to ensure that Windows asks again the user the type of network profile when he reconnects to the network, I would be very interested.

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    Do we waste our time 50% of the time? Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto View Post
    No because if you knew tell me the item to change to ensure that Windows asks again the user the type of network profile when he reconnects to the network, I would be very interested.

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    We base our posts on the information given. Sometimes, we need to ask questions to get a better idea but your original post seemed clear. If you told us from the beginning what you were really trying to do perhaps there would have been much more appropriately targeted responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by balubeto
    With the netsh command, it is possible to reset only the parameter that indicates the type of network profile of an Ethernet or Wireless in use so that, at the next connection, Windows asks the user again which type of network profile he would like?
    Sorry but no. netsh is just a commandline tool used, primarily, to make network-related changes within the registry. I think you would need a call to an ADVAPI function in order to generate a Windows prompt to choose what type of network profile was wanted, but I personally don't know how to do this.

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