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Windows 7: Wifi

14 Jun 2011   #1
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Wifi

Need some help. I do not need or use wifi, but laptop comes with it anyway. I tried to disable in device manager, because for some reason it takes to long to load at bootup. Anyway after I disabled it and restated laptop it still loaded. How else can I stop wifi from starting up, and while at it remove taskbar icon.


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14 Jun 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

there should be a button or key combination somewhere on your laptop keyboard that will turn it on/off.

ah, here we go:

Wifi-wifii.png

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14 Jun 2011   #3
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

I hear ya, on mine the F12 key doubles as a wifi on/off swith, however when turned off Windows 7 still loads it, only to display a wifi disabled message.

Henry
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14 Jun 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you've changed your system specs since i posted - i thought you had an hp pavillion blahblah!

Wifi-pav.jpg

you could try customizing your notification icons, and set the wifi indicator to 'hide...' or try click on the icon >> open network and sharing options >> click on the blue 'wireless network connection' text, and press the 'disable' button.


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14 Jun 2011   #5
Hewjr100

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry about that chief, I was going to change it and missed it by that much.. Any way i'll give your suggestions a try.

Henry
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