Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.

26 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.

I have 5 different computers running windows 7. I am having a problem with 2 of these computers. Every time I start up the computer or restart it, I have to select my connection and enter my security key. I set it up to automatically connect, but every time the computer starts or restarts, the saved wireless connection information is gone and I have to re-enter it every time. It is a pain. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #2

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you tried removing all the SSID's(wireless network names) then manually adding your own SSID with the correct network encryption?
How to manually connect to Wireless network not broadcasting SSID | Windows Reference

Updating the Wi-Fi adapter to the latest might also help.

Also, are you using a wireless utility manager aside from your Windows built-in WLAN Autoconfig?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Dec 2012   #3


Yep, I tried removing all the networks then manually adding my own SSID with the correct network encryption. Everything is up to date, and I am using Windows Wireless Zero. Like I said, I have 5
other computers and only these 2 are having this problem. It just does not save the information on these 2, but the other 3 computers are fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Dec 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Following the steps below will usually work.

(1) Go to Control Panel, then Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center.

(2) Click Manage Wireless Networks in the upper left portion of the window.

(3) If your computer is new, then just click "Add." If not, then click "Add," go through the steps below and then choose the new network as your active network.

(4) Select "Manually create a network profile."

(5) Complete the form in the next window, including your network SSID, encryption type, encryption key, etc. Select the option to conect automatically.

(6) Save. It should say "Network Successfully Added."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Dec 2012   #5


I have been there and I have done that, just as I have stated in my last message, and it still does not save the information when I restart.

RE: "Yep, I tried removing all the networks then manually adding my own SSID with the correct network encryption."
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I got mine to work using the wireless utility. On the available networks tab, I found my router, selected it, then clicked the Add to Profiles button. Then it remembered.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 does not remember my wireless network choice or password.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows 7 wont remember wireless password
have a wireless USB dongle that I use on this dell inspiron 531. win7 wont remember the password. have to enter it every time when I boot to get internet to work. any ideas how to fix? thanks.
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 bug: Doesn't remember my Admin password.
I have been experiencing this bug for a long time now so thought it's about time I reported it here. I have Win7 32-bit(official RTM, clean install) only 1 account on it which of course is Admin. Sometimes when I press the Windows button + l to lock the screen and come back after a few minutes,...
General Discussion
Cannot Remember Administrator Password Windows 7
Here's my situation: Over 6 months ago, I got my hard drive on my laptop replaced. My girlfriend decided to make a user account on my computer. She claims that while making it, the computer didn't let her set a user password. And, she didn't make a recovery disk with the password on it, because she...
General Discussion
I no longer remember my windows password on Win7
Hi there my friend has problem. His kid changed the password on both of the Administration accounts on the his laptop. I have read on google that i could recover it by using a program called .. Offline NT Password and Registry editor . . I put that on thumb drive and booted it and went...
General Discussion
Autoplay won't remember my choice
On Windows 7 Ultimate, when I either power up an external drive, or plug in my phone... windows autoplay pops up every time. I don't mind autoplay, it's not that I want it disabled. I just want it to remember my choice. I always choose 'open explorer to view files' but the choice is forgotten...
General Discussion
getting windows 7 to remember wireless key
hello i have been using windows 7 for about a month now. i am unable to connect to the internet without first re-entering my Wireless key for my BT home hub. on a apple mac and a pc running xp we dont have any problems - and i didnt until i upgraded to windows 7. on restarting my PC it...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:42.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App