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Windows 7: Can't connect to WPA2 Enterprise - settings are permanently re-set

Q: Windows 7: Can't connect to WPA2 Enterprise - settings are permanently re-set

Hello all,

this is driving me nuts, also because of the fact that there seems to be no suitable information about that on the net.

I have a computer here that should connect to a WLAN using "WPA2 - Enterprise". For authentication, a computer certificate is used.

If I set the authentication method to "computer authentication" in properties, security settings, the connection is just established fine. However, after a few moments, the connection is terminated and the authentication method is re-set to "user-
or computer authentication".

This causes every connection attempt to fail with the message "A certificate is required for connection to [network name]".

If I then go to the properties of the network connection and set the authentication method to "computer authentication" again, the connection is again established for a few moments - until that setting is again "user- or computer authentication"
and the game starts over from the beginning :(

What is causing that setting to be reverted again and again? Why is my manual configuration not saved?

Thank you very much for all help in advance and kind regards,


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I have done a significant amount of Googling and have yet to come up with a solution. I am running Dell Sonicwall Sonicpoints and NPS on Server 2012 R2. Here is the problem:

Windows 10 Laptop:
Connects to wireless network almost instantly, NPS logs show complete authentication cycle. This works in multiple PEAP configurations including Secure Password Auth. and Certificate Based Auth. 

Windows 7 Laptops:
Added Profile and configured as follows(same as Windows 10 box): WPA2-Enterprise, PEAP Authentication, No Certificate Validation, Secure Password (EAP-MSCHAP V2), 802.1x Authentication Mode is User Authentication.
I will reply with logs after the break.....

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I have a Lenovo Z400 Touch laptop which I upgraded to Windows 10 last summer when it was released. Since the upgrade, I have been unable to connect to my school's secure network, which uses WPA-Enterprise with AES encryption and no certificate. Specifically, it appears in the list of available networks, but when I try to connect, it says "Checking network requirements" for about a second, and then "Can't connect to this network." I have tried disabling antivirus, configuring the network manually many times (including disabling certificate verification), and this behavior never changes.

What I have done is generate a WLAN report using "netsh wlan show wlanreport," and I see two events that appear to be happening every time I try to connect to this network:

[+]Skipping: Unable to add EAP method. Friendly name not present. TypeId(23), AuthorId(8086), VendorId(0), VendorType(0)

[+]WLAN AutoConfig service failed to connect to a wireless network.

The event with ID 3026 actually repeats 3 times before event 8002 occurs. These events occur directly after event 11010 "Wireless security started." Here's the other information included in the log:
Interface:Intel(R) Centrino(R) Wireless-N 2230
Interface GUID: 29827e1d-0720-493a-ae98-e19ffa104558
Connection Mode:Automatic connection with a profile
Profile:Dartmouth Secure
SSID:Dartmouth Secure
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A:"Can't connect to this network" with school WPA2-Enterprise Wi-Fi

Can we assume that the network administrators can't/won't help?

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I found that when export my WPA2-Enterprise profile on Windows 10 1703 build and shown my credential.
to simulate this:
go to Settings, On network & Internet, -> click network and sharing center -> Set up a new connection or network -> manually connect to wireless network add TEST -> change connection settings -> select security tab -> select EAP-TTLS
-> settings
-> select EAP-MSCHAPv2 at the bottom. -> click OK.
Start command line type: netsh wlan export profile name="TEST" folder=c:\temp
you will see file TEST.xml and open it and you will see user and password in clear text.

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My School Offers Wifi access. But for some reason, only Apple products can connect without a hitch. The network is a WPA2-Enterprise. And it requires a username that is specialized per student. I got a mac and it works without a hitch. But when I try my PC, it doesnt work. I try to do it manually, but it still doesnt work. Any help?

A:Help With WPA2 Enterprise

You are going to have to take that up with the University staff.....what happens when you input your username and password?

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Hi, currently I am trying to run a script that installs software over the internet so I have to add our wifi with temp credentials. What I did was added the added the wireless network manually with the credentials saved, run a different script that extracts
the wireless network to an XML, then within the script that installs everything I need I added the profile via
netsh wlan add profile filename="etc"
but it just adds the profile without the credentials. Is there anyway around this? Can I manually put in the credentials somewhere in the xml file?

A:WPA2 Enterprise Script

Sorry, you have to use WPA2 AES or with certificate. WPA2 Enterprise use domain account, this require at least one logon

- Yannick Plavonil

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Basically i am wondering if there is any modem/router device that is capable of connecting to a wpa2 enterprise 802.1x network wirelessly then share that connection wirelessly to my mac/chromecast/iphone?

Picture of what i think the setup should be?

I know i can connect a windows pc to the network and share it using a virtual router but i'm looking to see if there are any devices that can be used instead of running windows in parallels each time?


A:Wireless networking WPA2-enterprise

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I have a friend with a new HP laptop, model 15-F272WM and he cannot connect to his school's wireless.  He's been told it's probably because the laptop can't do WPA2-Enterprise.  Is there a list somewhere of what kind of card is in this laptop and what protocols it can handle? TIAPam

A:WPA2-Enterprise on 15-F272WM model?

Hey @pam713, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your friends HP 15-f272wm Notebook not able to connect to Enterprise WPS. I see no reason that this Notebook could not connect to this type of connection. You could try following this document on Network discovery and file sharing on each computer that you want to access on the network. Here is a link to this document.  Please let me know how it goes.  Click the Thumbs up to give me a Kudos high five, just to say thanks for trying.  Thanks.    

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I have a students laptop Lenovo Thinkpad T540p running Windows 8.1 that have problem with connecting to WPA2 Enterprise Wi-Fi and guest Wi-Fi at the school. Me and the IT guy spend all time fixing the network but it still not working. I followed many guides to reset all networks and delete all drivers to make Windows auto reinstall and i update all network drivers to the latest version from the Lenovo manufacturer, but it still won't connect. I update BIOS to the latest version and reset BIOS but Wi-FI still won't connect.

Connecting to my own Wi-Fi Hotspot is working fine

The guest Wi-Fi and WPA2 Enterprise does work on the following platforms that we tested many times: Win 7, Win 8.1, Win 10, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, OS X Yosemite and El Capitan

I guess that it is the certificate check problem in Windows?

Is there a location to see network error logs?

I need a quick help ASAP.

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I have an older Dell laptop running Windows 7 Pro and I tried to connect it to the LAN using the WPA2-Enterprise secured WAP. I have not used the laptop in years and the WLAN has been upgraded .  We run a network with a domain and the DC is running
on Windows Server 2016.
I can get a connection on the LAN, so there is no issue on the server.  However, I cannot change the WLAN setting on the laptop as access is forbidden; I've logged in as Administrator and still have no access to settings.  
There is not much I can do on the Network Server since these settings are managed on the client computer.   We run a RADIUS client on the NPS and everything works as it should at that end.
Please  let me know if there is any workaround; thanks.

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I currently am running a server-2012 domain environment with several Windows 7 laptops. I setup a radius server to authenticate users with Active Directory to obtain a wireless connection. On each Windows 7 laptop there is a wireless profile created using "user authentication". As it stands right now, only users that are profiled can login to the laptop. Once they are profiled and they enter a username/password, it will then attempt to connect to the network, then obtain an IP address if everything is entered correctly.

What I am trying to accomplish is, for a network connection to be established prior to login. I was working on someone's laptop remotely, and one of the changes I made required a reboot. Once it rebooted, I never gained connection to the laptop, as it doesn't get on the network until logged in. Is there any way I can accomplish this? Thanks for any help you can throw at me.


A:Wireless connection at login with WPA2-Enterprise

I continued to research my issue online and have figured it out. If anyone else experiences this issue, here's my resolution. Before, I had a Windows group called "wireless users" in active directory that certain users would belong to. Then, I used WPA2-Enterprise with "User Authentication", but it only got you on the network if you were already profiled, *and* if you entered the password correctly. I found that, if the password on the account was changed using a different workstation, and you put the new password in, you wouldn't be able to login to the laptop, or you would get "no logon servers available".

Basically, in the "wireless users" group, I simple added "Domain Computers" to the members, and then changed the WPA2-Enterprise to "Users and Computers" for authentication. This way, laptops will be on the network at logon, and can login with different password if it was changed, and even profile new accounts. Also, any other wireless device (ex. iPad, Android) can connect using credentials that belong to the "wireless users" group.

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In a WPA2-Enterprise wifi network, How do I connect through a specific gateway over the other? I have noticed at my college that most of our mobile phones connect through gateway or which provides very good speeds and unrestricted browsing however laptops sometimes connect to these whereas other times they may connect to or which are quite slow (2 mbps) and have many restrictions. When I specify an IP address along the lines of 10.0.13.xx or 10.0.15.xx in the network adapter settings, it connects but internet doesnt work on it, and the network page says 'unidentified network' whereas when it gets an IP automatically, it says the wifi's ssid. How do i force my laptop to connect to the high speed gateway?
I have a qualcomm atheros a956x wireless network adapter if that helps.
I've tried spoofing my mac address too, to be assigned a new ip address, however that ended up returning me a bogus ip address and it wont bring up the wifi login browser page.

A:wpa2-enterprise network gateway issue

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Hi all,

Hoping you can help me help a friend with this one.

Brief : He used to use a Toshiba Satellite L300 W20 with Vista Home Premium successfully on
a university network which was secured via WPA2 Enterprise (AES), no problems
his home network which is WPA or WPA2 can't remember, but no problems there

What Changed? : Wiped the laptop and decided to install Windows 7 Professional, and now
cannot connect to the university network using either WPA2 Enterprise (AES) or WPA Enterprise (TKIP) settings as supplied and tested by him, me OR university IT support level 1 (the L2 and L3 guys were not available for this type of problem today)
can STILL use his home network which is WPA or WPA2 can't remember, but no problems there

What we've tried:
Manually creating the connection profile and entering all settings
Running bespoke script which creates the internet connection profile
Booting through an Ubuntu Live CD and trying to connect to the same network with a different OS
Connecting through Safe mode with networking
sfc /scannow in case it was a corrupted protected file
Clearing saved credentials cache
Anyone got any ideas i can try on monday when i see my friend again? I've seen other people around with newer Toshibas running Windows 7 Professional but not experiencing this problem..

Thanks in advance for your help


A:WPA2 Enterprise login prompt not showing

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I've got an Asus VivoTab 810c with a Broadcom 802.11bgn Wireless SDIO adapter. I'm able to connect to my home wifi which is WPA-personal TKIP, however I can't get on my work wifi which is WPA2-Personal AES. I've tried loading older drivers, which crashed Windows 8.1. I also ran across a page that said my employer needed to update their router firmware:
Windows 8 may not be able to connect to some Cisco routers
Firstly, I'm not certain our router is Cisco, and secondly, if it is, my employer is unlikely to perform the update as we're a struggling inner city school system.
When connecting to my work network, initially the tablet says it's trying to connect, then it prompts me, asking me if I want to search for network resources. Whether I search for the resources or not, it comes back after this prompt and saying it can't connect.

My Windows 7 laptop, and my 26 Android tablets work perfectly. Only the Windows 8.1 machine won't connect.

I like the the functionality of Windows 8.1 and would like to be able to use this tablet in class. It is vastly superior to Android in every way except for connectivity. Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?

A:Windows 8.1 won't connect to WPA2-Personal AES WiFi

You need to use the drivers that Asus has for that tablet. Stop trying to reinvent the wheel. It does help to know the manufacturer & model of router you are using, that is giving you problems connecting.

If it is work wifi, TKIP may be the only way to connect. Just let the tablet find the A/P and connect to it after you enter the Passphrase. Most likely they are using a Wireless-G wifi hotspot setup. They are only going to get WPA/WPA2(tkip) out of it.

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I would like to restore the icons to the factory settings on the windows explorer window

without deleting any content(data) .(the window I see after I click the button on the toolbars).How can I do it?

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I would like to point the mouse on a specific picture and to see it bigger (without clicking or double clicking).

How can I do it?


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We have two computers in my office and my boss will not update hers from windows 7 to windows 10 as I have. Our Brother printer will not work unless it is set to WPA2 Personal AES and her desktop will work with WPA2 Personal TKIP but not AES. Been at this all friggin' night. Need help.

A:Cannot connect to WPA2 Personal AES

Possible solutions include

a. Set the router to use 'TKIP or AES'; or

b. Set the router to use 'TKIP'; or

c. For her computer get a wireless adapter that supports WPA2 AES.

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I've a Windows 2008 R2 install. I have a getnet GN-621u wireless adapter.

I can connect with no encryption to my wireless router bu with wpa2-psk(aes) it fails.

I have a laptop with win 7 on 64-bit and it can connect with the same wireless adapter with encryption enabled no problems.

I'm guessing its MS's awesome server/workstation compatibility (not) getting in the way and this card simply doesn't work too well on the server environment. (its just a "workstation" that i'm using to develop sharepoint apps),

any ideas? I have the latest driver.


A:Solved: Cant connect with WPA2-PSK(AES)

The 3 things I would try:
1) change router broadcast channel
2) change to TKIP
3) change to WPA PSK instead of WPA2 PSK

Of course, you know that 2 and 3 would necessitate changing the connection on the laptop as well. I always like to slightly change the SSID if I am changing settings, it keeps the previously connected clients from getting confused when it's time to try reconnecting

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Windows is unable to connect to the Internet on my WPA2 AES encrypted Wi-Fi connection. Windows is only able to connect on no encryption or standard 64-bit WEP Shared encryption.

I am using the built-in Asus WiFi-AP Solo adapter to connect to my Linksys WRT54GL router flashed with the DD-WRT firmware.

In Windows XP, it seems I have to use the Asus WiFi-AP Solo software to connect to the WPA2 encrypted connection, however, the software does not work in Vista x64.

Vista has the option of connecting to a WPA2 AES connection, but it doesn't seem to work.

System Specifications: (entire system information file attached)
OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Ultimate
Version 6.0.6000 Build 6000
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name VIPER
System Manufacturer USTEK COMPUTER INC
System Model P5W DH Deluxe
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz, 3333 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1801, 12/20/2006

A:WPA2 AES Usage - Unable to Connect

See this thead, not an uncommon situation with 64 bit Vista: http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/530004-vista-x86-x64.html

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Hi All,

So I have a little bit of a problem that I've tried to fix myself but got nowhere. I was given a Dell Vostro 220 running Windows 7 Enterprise (I assume 64bit) that has university settings all over it. Basically, I can't log in because I would need a university account and would have to be connected to the university server.

That's really all I can get out of this computer. I'd really like to be able to log in and just use it, but I can't because of the Enterprise settings.

So, if anyone has any ideas, I'd really appreciate a hand.

Thank you!

A:Restoring Dell Vostro running Windows 7 Enterprise to factory settings

Hmm, that is a bit of a problem. Unfortunately the Win7 Enterprise download was closed. So you cannot get an iso. Unless you have a recovery partition on the PC, it will be difficult. With a recovery partition it would be easy.

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Techguy Masters,

I have a wireless secured network connection problem. I can't connect to my home wireless router or any other encrypted code secured wireless. The details follow below, and I request help on how to fix it.

This is a 5-year-oldish Gateway MX-6124 laptop running under Win XP 2002, SP3. I'm using SureWest DSL, with an ISP-supplied ComTrend NexusLink 5631 Modem/Router. The router is set up as a Secure Network, using WPA encryption. The laptop wireless operation light toggles off/on correctly using Fn-F2 control keys.

I can connect to an open or non-secured wireless router, & have verified that at my church, at the Public Library, and at Starbucks. However, I cannot successfully connect to a passworded secured wireless source. I tried to use a secured network connection at my church yesterday, and could not connect. It "tries & tries" and eventually gives up and displays a cannot-connect type of message.

The laptop has worked correctly for several years on my home wireless network. It only stopped working about 3 or 4 weeks ago. I cannot recall changing anything in setup; I probably did it accidentally.

I've spent about 2 hours in a couple of sessions with SureWest tech support. They diagnosed router setup using direct connect to the router, plus they talked me through several attempts at configuring the wireless config setup on the laptop. Everything I reported to them on the config settings appeared to be just fine. They als... Read more

A:Laptop won't connect to any encrypted WPA2 wireless

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Can anyone help? I 'm trying to connect my netbook to my wireless home network but it won't recognise the security key. I have Windows 7 32 bit installed. I have successfully connected it to my sister's network which is WPA2 protected, but when I try to connect to my own d-link dsl 2680 router, it keeps telling me that the security key or passphrase is incorrect even though I am typing in exactly the right password. My router is also WPA2 protected but for some reason the netbook fails to connect. My other laptop and my PC have no problem connecting at all though. It's just the netbook that seems to be the problem. It will however connect with a cable and also if I change the router's security setting to WEP. However I don't really want to leave it as WEP as this is less secure than WPA2. I've tried changing the SSID and password but it still won't connect. Before I installed Windows 7 I had XP running on the netbook and then it connected no problem. I don't know why I can connect to my sister's network but not my own. Any suggestions? Thanks.

A:Netbook won't connect to WPA2 protected network

Hello and welcome firedragon mate have you updated the driver for the D-Link onto the netbook? ie installed it from the D-Link CD or even tried the update in Control Panel > Device Manager > Network adaptors > click on it > right click on the adaptor it shows up - update driver software > and it will give you two options pick the auto search.

You may need to have connection available with the cable to do that - try that first.

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Heya all. My friend just recently updated his LinkSys router's encryption to WPA2, and can connect just fine with his Laptop, Wii and PSP. However, another friend and myself cannot connect to this new encryption. I've gone into Wireless Connection Properties and clicked on his saved info of his own "Preferred Network" and his Network Authentication is set to WPA2-PSK. When I try to manually input the Network Authentication he's got, I discovered my laptop doesn't offer WPA2 and WPA2-PSK. Anything I can do software wise? Or is this a hardware issue, that my wireless card is too old or something.

A:Laptop can't connect to WPA2-PSK Network Authentication?

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I have a Verizon Mifi Jetpack that I am unable to connect to using Windows 10 Enterprise. If I reimage the same machine with Windows 10 Pro it connects just fine.

When attempting to connect it hangs at "Checking network requirements..." and never returns. Never gives an error and never prompts for a password. If I manually create the network profile for the wireless connection I am able to connect.

Steps tried to resolve issue:

1. Tried switching from 2.4GHz to 5GHz on Mifi
2. Tried switching authentication protocols on Mifi (WPA2 AES, WPA2 TKIP etc..)
3. Tried deploying Windows 10 Enterprise on different machines. Same issue (Surface Book w/ Marvell NIC; Dell Laptop w/ Intel NIC)
4. Tested with updated drivers on the laptop with an Intel NIC.

Any ideas on this one? I've tried doing netmon and netsh traces and procmon traces but I can't seem to spot anything.

Thank you for your time.

A:Windows 10 Enterprise - Unable to auto connect to Verizon Mifi

Forgot to mention. All machines tested (Enterprise and Pro) were running 1607 Anniversary Update with latest cumulative update installed.

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I have a dlink router that previously had a WEP password set, and at that time our Macbook Pro laptop was connecting fine. I decided to change the network name and change password security to WPA2 (instead of the WEP) and I made the network name "hidden." After doing this the main computer (IMac) and a PC are still connecting fine, but now the macbook laptop won't connect. I have typed the new network name and the new WPA2 password on the macbook pro in Network Diag., but still won't connect. It is seeing the new network name, and I know I am typing the correct new password, but the macbook pro won't connect. Interestingly, if I unplug the router and plug it back in, the macbook pro will then connect fine, but only for a brief time. Later in the evening, it can't find the connection again! I hope someone here could pls help me. Thanks in advance.

A:Changed from WEP to WPA2 password, now Macbook laptop won't connect, other fine

Make sure you have the latest router firmware.

Try WPA-PSK encryption.

What model router is this?

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Hi All,

I have 32 bit System runing on 4 GB RAM and other better configurations.

I have Windows 7 installed as the main system and i have created a Virtual PC with Windows Virtual PC.

I am unable to Ping between the PCs together but i can boot and log in to the Vitual machine from Main syatem(Win 7).

I Tried to make the IP static by maintaining Gateway and Subnet mask same across and Main and Virtual PCs.

but still my Network status shows as Network cable unplugged in Virtual PC.

Explicitly i can connect to External network by making the IP Dynamic.

When i do IpConfig on Win 7 main PC(with Static IP configured in IPv4 TCP/IP)
the details are displayed as Disconnected.

please help me out in making the connectivity between Main PC and Virtual PC.

Thanks in Advance.


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I just got the Acer D150-1055 before I left for vacation and noticed that I can't seem to connect to a WPA2 wireless internet connection. What are possible ways to fix this? I don't have a lan connection for the netbook. I have tried uninstall the network card on the device manager and reinstalling but it doesn't work. Are there any other solutions? There is an atheros ar5007eg wireless card inside.

A:Acer Aspire One D150-1055 - Atheros AR5007EG Can't Connect to WPA2

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Every time when we come back from work (i.e., connected to wireless networks at work), we need to restart the modem and router before our laptops can connect to our home wireless network. The error message is "This connection has limited or no connectivity. You might not be able to access the Internet or some network resources. "

We never had this problem until I changed from WEP to WPA2. The current settings are:

on the router (D-Link, DI-524): WPA2, PSK
on the laptops: WPA2-PSK, AES

It doesn't look like that our laptops do not support WPA2, since they would work after restarting modem and router. And it works fine as long as we are at home, whether we restart our laptops or not.

I am totally confused and would appreciate any thoughts you can provide! Thanks!

A:Need to restart modem and router everytime to connect laptops to WPA2-PSK wireless

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In Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 64-bit I am not given the option to move files to the Recycle Bin. Instead, when I delete a file I am asked "Are you sure you want to permanently delete this file?"In the Recycle Bin properties for each hard drive partition I have not selected "Don't move files to the Recycle Bin" and I have check-marked "Display delete confirmation dialog."

I can't remember precisely when this started to happen, but I did install Update 1 recently. I don't know if that matters.

A:Recycle Bin Permanently Deletes Regardless of Settings

Problem solved. I restarted my computer. No change. Restarted again. No change. Restarted a third time. Now the Recycle Bin works properly. Strange!

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On my Dell XP Pro, msconfig lists a number of applications (not services) from 3rd party vendors, such as HP and QWest, scheduled to launch at start-up. Several times, I've unchecked these items, clicked APPLY, and then re-started my system; nevertheless, when my system has finally rebooted, Windows Task Manager shows them running, and I have to eliminate them in Windows Task manager.

So it appears that somehow, there is some application somewhere that is reversing (i.e. ignoring) my (new) settings I try to establish in msconfig. Is anyone familiar with this problem?

I can figure out several ways of dealing with this problem, such as changing the names of these annoying applications (e.g. from application.exe to application.eze) so they cannot be found (therefore cannot launch), but I'd sure like to know what software it is on my machine that keeps overriding my choices. And also how to change the start-up menu permanently without changing the names of the relevant offending programs.

A:Cannot permanently change msconfig settings

msconfig is a diagnostic utility. If you want to permanently manage startup items you should use a simple app such as Mike Lin's Startup Control Panel (http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml).
Uncheck whatever you don't want started in that app and let's go from there.

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running windows 7 service pack 1 64 bit.
Cannot put files in recycle bin as they get only deleted permanently. Cannot change options.
Here is the screenshot:

Thank you for your help.


A:Recycle Bin only deletes permanently and cannot change settings


Check for a key called "NoRecycleFiles" in


If present, try setting the value to 0. Alternatively, delete it.

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OS XP home Ed. Svs. Pk. 2. The Local Settings folder runs as a hidden folder (Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings) settings in the folder options under tools to see hidden files & sys. files will not open unhide this folder. The two ways I have found are, do a search open properties and uncheck hidden file box or type Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings into the address bar. I know the stock answer is this folder is hidden for a purpose and should not be messed with. In my mind that is a typical Bill Gates crap answer. I like to selectively check and delete history files and review Temp files. There has to be a registry key I'm not finding that I can add a 1 to that will unhide this folder on boot up.

A:Unhide Local Settings & subfolders permanently

Are you running as the local admin or a regular user

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i want to change especially the brightness settings of a webcam.
Does anyone know a way that lets me adjust the settings globally and permanently?(so that those settings apply to all programs that will use the cam without having to re-adjust)
The cam itself is a quite old no-name model. The basic driver which makes it available to applications on the systems miracously still worked though.

A:globally / permanently change webcam settings

If the cam is that old, its entirely possible that option was never available...

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I have tried to install fonts(.ttf/.otf) on windows 7 Enterprise SP1 operating system.
It got installed successfully,however,its not getting uninstalled.
I  removed the registry  (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Fonts) and then tried to delete fonts file but it throws error that file is in use by system.(system reboot is required to remove those file after
removing registry)
However, We are successfully able to install and uninstall on windows 7 Enterprise(no service pack) operating system.

What are the possible difference in win 7 and win 7 SP1 operating system which causing this issue?

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I currently hold 1 x Windows 8 enterprise and 1x Windows 8.1 enterprise from when i had TechNet.

i was wondering if it is possible to upgrade these to Windows10?
Best reg.


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I have McAfee Enterprise and am having some issues:
1) I am trying to figure out a good balance of settings. Does anyone have any ideas for Access Protection settings? Should this be turned on (turning it off doesn't seem to affect protection status in windows)? What should be selected? Is there any 'defaults' or way to restore defaults? I realize this depends, but if anyone has any ideas for a reasonable starting point or range, that would be great.
2) I cannot consistently get the McAfee logo or any sort of tray icon. I have the settings set to display it, but it is not consistently displayed. If I check, McAfee is running, but I prefer to have the icon there and it seems strange that it suddenly disappears.
3) McAfee access protection seems to have been blocking windows updates. Some googling revealed others report this problem, but it seems really strange that this hasn't been fixed...does anyone know how to fix this?
Any insights would be appreciated : )

A:McAfee Enterprise Access Protection settings and icon problem

About Access Protection in McAfee VirusScan Enterprise and Host Intrusion Prevention

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I looked around the 'Net and was not able to find the answer to this question. If I put a site in the IE11 Enterprise Mode site list used by our organization at set it to exclude=true (i.e. default/native mode), how does IE11 behave if a user has that site
in their user-controlled Compatibility View list?
Thanks in advance!

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hi ,
I am trying to upgrade windows 7  X64 enterprise N edition with windows 10 X64 enterprise using sccm. but the task sequence fails after applying upgrade windows phase. with a error code c1900204 in smsts.log .i have followed
windows 7 enterprise N is deployed with MSDN ISO and windows 10 X64 enterprise is downloaded from Microsoft partner site.


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i cant seem to figure out how to change the security for the wireless connection on my windows 7 computer from WEP to WPA2...the router is already set to WPA2. Any advice will be greatly appreciated thnx so much

A:wep to wpa2 for windows 7

Don't think Windows 7 natively supports WPA2.
I tried getting Dell Latitude laptop to connect to work's WPA2 network. Unable to connect using Windows 7 default wireless system.

Use Odyssey Access Client program to connect to WPA2 where I work.

Do not know if there is a free version of software that supports WPA2, unable to find any in Google search.

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I'm using Windows 10. My current WiFi settings are:
Network and sharing center >Connections: WIFi (SSID name) >Wireless properties >Security>
Security type: WPA personal
Encryption type: AES

I want to switch to WPA2 personal. When I switch it in the drop down menu the network security key disappears, I reenter it, click OK, after a while the network disconnects, I reconnect and the result is that the network still shows up as WPA - after many attempts and restarts. Same thing happens on a laptop with Windows XP.

Here are the Network properties
SSID: ........
Protocol: 802.11n
Security type: WPA-Personal
IPv4 address:
IPv4 DNS Servers:
Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Description: Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Driver version: 2023.4.720.2015
Physical address: ‎74-29-AF-92-82-57

Thank you in advance.

A:How to switch to WPA2 in Windows 10?

Originally Posted by Sasho

I'm using Windows 10. My current WiFi settings are:
Network and sharing center >Connections: WIFi (SSID name) >Wireless properties >Security>
Security type: WPA personal
Encryption type: AES

I want to switch to WPA2 personal. When I switch it in the drop down menu the network security key disappears, I reenter it, click OK, after a while the network disconnects, I reconnect and the result is that the network still shows up as WPA - after many attempts and restarts. Same thing happens on a laptop with Windows XP.

Here are the Network properties
SSID: ........
Protocol: 802.11n
Security type: WPA-Personal
IPv4 address: xxx.xxx.x.x
IPv4 DNS Servers: xxx.xxx.x.x
Manufacturer: Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Description: Realtek RTL8723BE Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Driver version: 2023.4.720.2015
Physical address: ‎74-29-AF-92-82-57

Thank you in advance.

I can't answer your question, but tell you, you need to delete or x out your ip adresses(see the quote above I used) for security reasons when posting.

Exert for: How To Protect Your IP Address | Malwarebytes Labs

What can someone do with my IP address?There are many reasons why cybercriminals might want your IP address, ranging from just messing with you to future larger-scale, targeted malicious attacks. Three of the main reasons they?re on the hunt for IP addresses are to do the followi... Read more

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I decided I wanted to clean up some of the hundreds of gigs I had on my 600gb HD on my Alienware M17x laptop.

Like a true oaf in this situation, rather than restore the computer by means of the built-in Alienware software--which would restore it to original Alienware factory settings-- I did it by way of the standard Windows 7 restore, which involves the Windows 7 install disc, etc.

What I inadvertently caused was a bit more than expected... for one, I cannot seem to connect to the internet. It appears I lack the drivers needed for the built-in wireless adapter, and with no way for me to connect, I can't install the drivers. I even tried hooking up via ethernet cable straight into the router, but that didn't work. I then tried following instructions and using the registry error to try and fix this issue, but this didn't work.

So I'm pretty stumped. Does anyone have any ideas? I still have my old files from before the restore on my disc (in a partition?), however I don't have any backup points to restore to... I also can't seem to find the windows.old folder. There's just so much going on right now, I feel so overwhelmed with this. Can anybody help me?

A:HELP!! Restored Alienware Laptop to Windows Factory Settings-- can't connect to web

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Just go to Dell's website and download your wireless driver to a USB drive. Once on a USB drive move it over to the flash drive.

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Just changed password on router. Got five other devices logged in to the router but my son's computer has no option for the WPA2 security when setting it up in
Control Panel> Network and Internet>Manage Wireless Networks >(right click, properties, Security Tab). On his computer there is the list in the dropdown of 'Security Type':
No Authentication
WPA2 - Personal
WPA2 - Personal
WPA2 - Enterprise
WPA2 - Enterprise

But there is no option, as there is on mine, for Intel-WPA2-PSK - 80211w. Many thanks for any input
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3979 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA NVS 4200M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 459437 MB, Free - 197761 MB; Q: Total - 15999 MB, Free - 4113 MB; S: Total - 1499 MB, Free - 1162 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, 41772VB
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

A:No WPA2-PSK Option in Windows 7 Laptop

WPA2-PSK and WPA2 - Personal are the same. Choose that option on your son's laptop, and you should be able to enter the password you set up on the router.

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This problem has been bothering me for months now, and I have searched far and wide for a solution.

My Acer Aspire 1 ZG5 netbook (Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit) will connect to WPA2 secured networks, but cannot access the internet. On the specific network I am trying to connect to now, it connects fine, the router assigns an IP address, but there is no internet connection. In the past, on other WPA2 networks the router never assigns an IP address.
My TCP/IP and DNS settings are set to automatic. My wireless card is an Atheros AR5007EG, with the latest drivers installed.

I know the hardware works with WAP2, because I have Joli OS installed to dual boot, and it works perfectly fine, leading me to believe that it is either a driver issue, or an issue with XP.

Another note, for the network I am currently connecting to I have IEEE 802.1x disabled, but another network I connect to (my school) uses IEEE 802.1x SecureW2 EAP-TTLS. Could this potentially cause a problem? I know the settings are specific to the properties of each network, but I used a program downloaded from my school website that configured this netowork(Link to school site explaining this procedure) , and maybe it changed some setting somewhere that could be causing this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and let me know if there is any other information you would like to know that may help,

A:Windows XP WPA2 connects, with no internet

My wireless card is an Atheros AR5007EGClick to expand...

we have seen this issue with this adapter on vista

log into the router and remove the security and see if now connects first

heres the issues and possible fix for vista machines - not sure this applies to XP - but at least a list of things to try
Atheros Wireless Adapter - AR5007EG & AR5007
We have recently been seeing a lot of problems with the above adapter over the last few months, mainly concerning WPA and WPA2 encryption and windows Vista.

The adapter gets an IP configuration, and shows as connected, but communication is non-existent or sporadic.

Log into the Router and disable the wireless security and see if you are now able to connect to the internet and surf OK.
--- Please post back here if that works or does not work.

Here are a number of possible solutions

--- 1) In Device Manager right click on the wireless adapter and "update driver." That apparently has worked for some posters.

--- 2) Download and install the latest wireless driver from your laptop manufacturer's web site support section, as some manufactures, appear to now have a working driver available.
Toshiba - update has worked for some PCs
HP The latest HP Atheros driver dated Sept 2010 has fixed the issue - so check the driver date, However, that does NOT apply to all HPs / Compaqs machines
- the poster did an online scan for driver upd... Read more

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I cannot get the hotfix for WPA 2 to work on my desktop but I can on my laptop.

I am running Windows XP PRo on both.

I show the hotfix as installed in my addremove programs but when I go to manually add a network I do not have the choice to choose WPA2 as I do on my laptop.



I also posted more details here.

TIA for any help.

A:[SOLVED] Windows WPA2 hotfix

Problem solved.

It is the wireless adapter I have that does not support WPA2.
I guess the security parameters in windows networking is dictated by the adapter.

I tried another adapter of mine and the WPA2 options showed up.

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I have multiple devices (approximately 20 with various OS) attached to a wireless network with WPA2-Personal security. No other devices have reported trouble. However I began having trouble with increasing frequency on my work laptop and am now rarely able connect without disabling the security, restarting the router, and removing any remembered networks in Manage Wireless Networks . I have spent days online with Dell trying various versions of the wireless drivers, reinstalling windows, and have had the wireless card, motherboard, and backcover including antenna replaced, all to no avail. The most common error claims that the security settings of the access point do not match those saved on the computer. I can compare the settings with the UI and vouch that they do agree, however my computer keeps identifying the WPA2 security as WEP. Based on advice from another forum I ran a trace while duplicating the problem. The contents of this trace are consistent with what I've seen - the network security is incorrectly identified as WEP. The router is a TP-link model TL-WR2543ND and I've updated the firmware to 3.13.17 Build 120509. Since there are so many other devices on the network I would really like to find a solution that doesn't entail constant changes to the network security or leave it unsecured. I'm attaching a zip of files that resulted from the trace, will be happy to provide any additional required info. I've installed Xirrus wi-fi inspector as an aid in diagnosing the... Read more

A:Windows 7 identifies WPA2 network as WEP

I'm not too familiar with NetTrace but if you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all it would be helpful.

A screen shot of the Xirrus read out would also be helpful.

Are you certain that your modem isn't one of those modem/router's ?

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I've been looking all over the internet for help, and decided to make my own post!

I am trying to connect my vista enterprise 64-bit desktop to my XP laptop via a cross-over cable. Now, my vista-enterprise is not connected to any internet, only to this single cross-over cable. And my xp-laptop is connected to the internet via a wireless connection.

I tried everything, made a internet gateway with 'set up a home or small office network', tried rouletting with IP-adresses for AGES! I tried everything. I think I really need a step-by-step clear guide that tells me what to do, every step of the road.

Anyway, my laptops' things seem perfectly well connected. It just seems to work on the laptop side. However on the desktop side it keeps saying 'Unindentified Network', tried EVERYTHING for hours.

Now if I disable internet here, or the gateway, it reloads on the desktop too, trying to search a new network. I played with every network setting on both machines. Perhaps I should start it all over. I really need help.

I'm not that good with computers, so I'd need a step-by-step guide as to what to do, from scratch, exactly.

Guys, thanks it advance <3

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im trying to get my windows vista pc to connect to my wpa2 secured adhoc connection (on windows 8) but it just wont work. i've spent at least 4 hours trying to fix this but the problem still persists. my other vista laptop can connect and all my other devices can connect. this windows vista pc can connect if the security type is wep.

i already tried the ff. but to no avail:

disabling ipv6
updating all related drivers to the latest one
editing the registry for the dhcp thing
running microsoft's hotfix
uninstalling my anti virus program (malwarebytes)

my wireless adapter is called tenda w322u and it says it's supposed to be compatible with wpa2 secured connections. please help me identify what the problem is. thanks.

A:windows vista - wpa2 unidentified network

Does the tenda w322u work with the other Vista laptop?

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