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Windows 7: How do I remove old Networks?

09 Jul 2010   #1

Win 7 Ultimate
How do I remove old Networks?

I own Windows 7 x 64.

Over the 9 months, I have used 4 routers and now I am finally set on using number 4. Of course, everytime I tried a new one, Win 7 created a new Network for each one. Is there any way I can get rid of Networks 1, 2 and 4? I would like to only keep Network 3 and then rename it to something else if possible.

This is under Control Panel | Network and Internet | Network and Sharing Center

How do I do this?

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09 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Have you checked the tutorial sections under networks

Windows 7 - Tutorial Index

Network Location - Enable or Disable Change
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate

I have looked at that - thanks. But I want to DELETE Networks 1, 2 and 4. I did not find out where that part is in the manual.
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10 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional SP1 - x64 [Non-UEFI Boot]

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mystiky View Post
I have looked at that - thanks. But I want to DELETE Networks 1, 2 and 4. I did not find out where that part is in the manual.
You should provide us a screenshot in a way to better see the path where you think it is (i mean there's two internal link where those can be found and a third one in the first place hidding well). Can you do that?
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07 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7-RC

This worked for me. Hope it helps.
1. Open the Network and Sharing Center by clicking Start, type Network and Sharing Center and press Enter
2. Below where it says View your active networks, click on the picture (Globe, Building, Bench, House...ect)
3. Move the Set Network Properties window out of the way, but leave it open. (You'll need it in a minute, but at a time when it's otherwise inaccessible.)
4. Back on the Network and Sharing Center page, click the Change adapter settings link (in the left pane).
5. In the Network Connections window, highlight the network adapter through which you get your Internet.
6. Click the Disable this network device button above. Wait a couple of seconds for the connection to reflect the change by turning grey.
7. Return to the Set Network Location window you opened in step #2, and click the Merge or delete network locations link at the bottom.
8. Highlight the entries you wish to remove and then click Delete. (If there's more than one, you can delete them all)
9. When you're done, close the Merge or Delete Network Locations window and then close the Set Network Properties window.
10. Return to the Network Connections window, and with the disabled network adapter still highlighted from step #5, click the Enable this network device button
11. After a 10-15 second delay, your Internet should now be working again.
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12 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Sorry to reawaken this thread - but I just wanted to say thanks to winsev for the suggestion.
This was one of those little things that finally got on my nerves enough to look into, and after a few searches that didn't help, I found this - and it did!
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