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Remove Wireless Network name after uninstalling printer program

Posted on 2013-01-22
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I accidentally made my I: drive s wireless drive when initially setting up my printer. I have uninstalled the drivers and uninstalled everything but the icon for the drive still hasd green wireless picture for its icon and I can't get rid of the name I gave it when setting it up. Do you know where I can delete the wireless network name and also bring back my original icon? I was supposed to use a USB for the transfer but I didn't and it made a very important hard drive wireless. Thank you.. Hope this makes sense.
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Question by:Nadiigirl
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Wow that is confusing.... I know my way around xp but I can't rap my head around what you are referring too. Can you elaborate? Where is this name you are referring to? on the desktop, my computer, network connections? If it is a "mapped drive" like an I: drive, you can right click and disconnect. If you are referring to a "wireless profile" you can click start, control panel, network connections, right-click the wireless adapter and choose properties. The second tab has the wireless profiles that you can delete. Message back with a better description.
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Note the middle tab in the wireless card's Properties will only be available if the windows Wireless Zero Configuration service is being used. If a 3rd-party connection manager is installed and the WZC service is stopped or disabled, the middle tab with the wireless profiles will be 'missing' when you look at the wireless adapter's Properties.
Start->Run, ncpa.cpl [Enter] is another way to get to Network Connections.

You might also look in the Device Manager (Start->Run, devmgmt.msc [Enter]) while the drive is connected, and see if you can find it there... if you do, you can right-click it and choose Uninstall to remove its drivers, then reinistall it without saying it's wireless (like alatechsolutions, I'm having a hard time following exactly what you mean, too).
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by:Nadiigirl
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Thank you so much for your quick response. It guided me and I found solution! Thank you again!!! Thank you both! Sorry so confusing!!
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Ok so I went into the control panel and went into wireless network settings and the Wireless network set up wizard page read 'would you like to add "nameigaveit" to the network so I clicked the other option instead and it let me rename it.  When I checked my device managers and profiles the "nameigaveit" file was not anywhere to be found. There was also no disconnect option so I'm assuming after all my uninstalling it was physically gone but the drive stayed named.... Yea my I drive is a WD hard drive... Thank god it didn't reformat or something cuz I accidentally made it "wireless"...I was trying to install a new but old 7 year old HP j6480 all in one printer ...I hope this makes sense
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Well, somewhat.  :-)
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