How to Delete or Forget Wireless Network Profiles in Windows 8 Or Windows 8.1


In Windows 8 there was an option to delete any specific WiFi profile by just doing right click on the profile and choosing the option “Forget this network”. But in windows 8.1 the option “Forget this network”  is disabled so its hard to remove the WiFi network profile in beginning but it is not that hard we couldn’t. In this I”ll explain a best way to remove the WiFi network profile using the command prompt.

1. Open administrative Command Prompt and run following command to get list of all the wireless networks to which your system has made connection.

Simply Press Windows+R  >>> Type cmd >> Press Enter

2. Type netsh wlan show profiles press enter.


It will show you all profiles.


3. Identify the name of the wireless network profile you want removed, then type the following command to remove it: netsh wlan delete profile name="profile name"


As an example, I wanted to remove a wireless network profile named swisscom and I typed:netsh wlan delete profile name="swisscom".

How to Forget All Wireless Networks in Windows 8.1

In some scenarios you may need to remove all the wireless network profiles stored in Windows 8.1. Luckily, you don’t have to remove them one by one. That would be really awful.

All you have to do is to type this command: netsh wlan delete profile name=* i=*.

The initial release of Windows 8.1 made it hard to forget wireless networks but, luckily, this Windows 8.1 Update fixes this problem as well as a couple of other problems. I hope that you have found this guide useful. If you know other ways of forgetting wireless networks in Windows 8.1, don’t hesitate to share them using the comments form below.

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