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Windows 7: Deleting multiple network profiles safely

19 Mar 2013   #1
harin35

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 
Deleting multiple network profiles safely

I have six network profiles; currently I am on "Network 6".

(I have two network adapters; only one is connected)

How do I clean up the network profiles safely so that I am back to "Network 1"? Should I uninstall Kaspersky Internet Security, before any attempted cleanup?


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19 Mar 2013   #2
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try this

1) Use your mouse to click the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
2) Click the "Network and Internet" button once the Control Panel loads and select the Network and Sharing Center.
3) Click the "Manage network connections" tab.
4) Look for the old network connections you wish to remove in the scroll box. Depending on how many connections you currently have in Windows it is possible you'll need to scroll a bit to find the one you wish to remove.
5) Click on the old connection you wish to remove.
6) Click the "Remove" button.
7) Confirm your selection by pressing "Yes" when asked whether you are sure you wish to remove the connection. You may also elect to press "Cancel" or "No" to return you to the previous screen and prevent the connection's removal.
8) Note that you can also change network connections through the network wizard. Simply click Start, then "Connect To" and "Show all connections."
9) Select the network connection you wish to change by right-clicking on it and selecting the option you wish. You can choose to "Disable" the connection, which would have roughly the same effect as completely removing it, rendering it inactive.
10)Press the "Delete" key after clicking on a network connection in the Network Connection window. This will completely delete the connection in the same way that removing it from the Control Panel would.
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19 Mar 2013   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Harin,

In "Network Connections", you should be able to just delete all network profiles except you current "Network 6", then rename it to "Network 1".

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Mar 2013   #4
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Try this

Open Control panel
Select Network and Sharing Center
Click on the icon itself under View your active network"
Click on the ones that are not in use under the status and click on Delete
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19 Mar 2013   #5
harin35

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

Network( "6") is set as Public Network as advised by Kaspersky. I cannot see the ones not in use; but I saw them in the registry.
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19 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

What were the keys that you located the names ?
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20 Mar 2013   #7
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Don't delete anything from the Registry unless you can identify it with certainty. You may be seeing the various protocols configured for your system. These can include TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, File and Printer Sharing and several others. All of them are necessary for your system to run properly and stay updated.
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20 Mar 2013   #8
harin35

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 
Problem Fixed

Sorry I did not make a note of the keys, but I have fixed the problem. I uninstalled Kaspersky first.
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20 Mar 2013   #9
harin35

Windows 7 Ultimate x 64
 
 

I should add Thank you to all who responded quickly and conscientiously.

Additional thanks to Shawn. I started off with renaming.
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20 Mar 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad we could help, and happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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