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Windows 7: How to stop Windows 7 from searching for an Internet Connection

26 Oct 2011   #1
hiker54

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 
How to stop Windows 7 from searching for an Internet Connection

Hello,

I am trying to configure my new Dell XPS9100 computer:

Windows 7 64 Bit Professional.
The computer will be used to run a "Virtual Organ".


On boot-up, I get this message---- " You are not connected. It appears that you're not connected to the internet. Check your internet connection and then try again."

This computer will never be connected to the internet and I would like to stop Windows 7 from wasting CPU resources in searching for a connection. Also, I don't wan't to have to delete this warning message on boot-up every time.

Any ideas on how to stop Windows 7 from looking for the internet?

Thanks,

Bob


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26 Oct 2011   #2
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Uninstall your network adapters in device manager.
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26 Oct 2011   #3
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

i think disabling the adapters might work best, if you uninstall them, you may get Windows has found new device and is installing driver on boot....
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27 Oct 2011   #4
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

That's right! Disabling the network adapters will do the job.

You can either disable in BIOS or in Windows Device Manager.
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28 Oct 2011   #5
hiker54

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 

Thanks for your replies. Disabling the Network Adapter did not stop Windows 7 from searching for a network connection on boot up and then warning that it didn't find it. Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

Bob
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28 Oct 2011   #6
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

I would check in msconfig and see if there is something that is being loaded at startup that wants a connection to the internet. That something is probably a program that checks to see if there are updates available for one of your installed programs. For instance, Adobe Reader, it will run at startup to check for updates.

Another thing to check is whether Windows Updates is configured to automatically check for updates.
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30 Oct 2011   #7
hiker54

Windows 7 64 bit Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
I would check in msconfig and see if there is something that is being loaded at startup that wants a connection to the internet. That something is probably a program that checks to see if there are updates available for one of your installed programs. For instance, Adobe Reader, it will run at startup to check for updates.

Another thing to check is whether Windows Updates is configured to automatically check for updates.
Bingo ! I turned off Windows Updates (changed to never) and unchecked several programs in MSCONFIG/startup that were not needed-----problem solved.

Thanks,

Bob
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