How to manually delete WiFi Network Profile in Windows 10/8.1


  1. Kapil, Thank you so much for this!!!!!!!!!!!! I just bought my 10year old son a Windows PC for his birthday so he can play Minecraft with all the downloadable Mods. (I tried to talk him into getting a MAC but he wouldn’t have it.) I purchased a nice$$$ pc from Staples, paid for the $70 complete set up service, and paid for the $250 2yr if anything goes wrong they fix it plan. Once I brought it home, could not connect to our network. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Calls back and forth to Staples resulted in an offer for me to pay $130 for someone to come out to “take a look”…..after I just dropped a ton of cash?!!!!!! no thank you. I knew it wasn’t hardware (wireless network card) because it was working fine in the store. And ALL of my Apple products were connecting to my home wireless network just FINE (ahem.) This post fixed it in less than 5 minutes. My son will be SO HAPPY (one day later). Kapil, many many many many many many thanks. Tonight my son and I will mention our gratitude to you in our evening talk. Sincerely, Monica

  2. Thank you, thank you!!!! There was indeed a duplicate profile in my registry.Finally, after finding this post, I was able to get rid of the annoying “2” in my wifi network profile. I can’t believe, in today’s day and age, one has to go into the registry to fix this. Come on Microsoft… can’t you make this easier for people… after all it’s almost 2015 and this is “Windows 8.1”!!! :-S

  3. this method works nice for all profiles exept one and it just doesn’t want to be deleted.
    can someone help me?

  4. In this way you delete only Network Profile name. Wifi Networks are stored in:
    In addition to the network where ever tapped are here:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionNetworkListSignatures
    so for computer forensics 😉

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