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Windows 7: Airplane-mode in windows 7

25 Jun 2018   #1

win8 64bit
Airplane-mode in windows 7

Do windows 7 have airplane mode? Specific version or it requires to download?
Do desktop computer have this feature, or is it laptop exclusive only?

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25 Jun 2018   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3

Hi programmer,

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Does Windows 7 have an airplane mode?
Turn off the wireless switch/adapter, this is basically all that Airplane Mode does.

This might also be of use: How to Use Your Laptop on a Plane

I hope this helps!
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26 Jun 2018   #3

win8 64bit

Airplane mode should do more, no?
I meant it not only disables network adapter, but it also should use some cmd commands or doing hardware changes ( that cannot be accessed by user interface ) ?
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26 Jun 2018   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit, Linux Mint 19.0 Xfce 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by programmer View Post
Airplane mode should do more, no?
Yes, it should. The Airplane Mode found on phones will disable all of this: Cellular Network, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC and WiMAX.

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I meant it not only disables network adapter, but it also should use some cmd commands or doing hardware changes ( that cannot be accessed by user interface ) ?
Windows 7 doesn't have Airplane Mode, but even if it had, the usefulness of Airplane Mode in Windows in general is questionable. Turning off wireless is enough for now.

How to turn off wireless on/off
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27 Jun 2018   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

All you need to do is turn off the wireless switch. That will shut down the WIFI card and should disable built-in Bluetooth.

Tell you the truth, no WIFI signal or otherwise is going to mess with the FMC, ADI, HSI, ND, etc. I can tell you that right now. If it did then the FAA and other country's aviation regulation bodies would have never allowed WIFI for use on aircraft. Even though take off and landing is the most critical phase in flight.

There was a great MythBusters episode on this. Granted it's not scientific and peer reviewed and all that rot, it does show that major wirless wattage won't even deviate and ADI or HSI which I find pretty damn impressive.
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29 Jun 2018   #6

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

There is another way, and that is to open the mobility centre and switch off wireless and other settings here. By default the mobility centre is exclusive to mobile devices on windows 7/8.1/10. See Windows Mobility Center - Open and Use - Windows 7 Help Forums for tutorial instruction.
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