Windows 10: Need to Modify Network Names Solved

  1.    15 Sep 2015 #1

    Need to Modify Network Names


    Hello. I'm here about the age-old issue of network names getting a "#2" or "#3" appended to their names.

    For instance, I have a hotspot device called "Hotspot". I just bought a new one today and I want to name it "Hotspot" as well -- but Windows is a clever beast, and it knows that the hardware has changed so it insists on calling my new device "Hotspot 2".

    In previous versions of Windows I could go in and delete the old entries from the registry, and then the new device is detected as never having been seen before. I believe I would do this in HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList -- but in Windows 10 this key exists with no subkeys.

    FYI, if I go into secpol.msc and look at Network List Manager Pol, then All Networks, there are many many networks listed there - most outdated. But I cannot seem to find the corresponding entries in the registry anywhere!

    Advice appreciated! /jim
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  2. Posts : 20,831
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       16 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Jim, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to rename the networks in secpol.msc.

    Network Name - Change in Windows 8
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    16 Sep 2015 #3

    I figured out my problem - I thought I was running regedit as an admin but I was not. Now I can see the traditional 'networklist' entries and delete/modify as I wish.

    Thanks! /jim


    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jim, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to rename the networks in secpol.msc.

    Network Name - Change in Windows 8
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,831
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       16 Sep 2015 #4

    Great news Jim.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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