How to Fix Windows 10 Not Storing Wi-Fi Passwords

Dave LeClair 21-04-2016

Have you ever restarted Windows 10 How to Stop Windows 10 Update From Restarting Without Asking Windows 10 can be annoying by the way it restarts without any notice. Fortunately, there's a way around that. Read More and found that it forgot your Wi-Fi password How to View Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Windows 10 Need to find the password to a Wi-Fi network you're already connected to? Here's the easy way to do that in Windows. Read More ? You’re not alone, as other users are reporting issues with having to enter their home network’s password every single time they restart their device.


Don’t worry though, because there are a couple of ways you can go about fixing the issue, and neither of them are difficult! Here’s what you need to do.


The first method is to make Windows 10 forget your Wi-Fi network so you can store everything again. To do this, first, click the wireless icon on the Taskbar. Then, click Network Settings. Once in the menu, click Manage known networks (or, click Manage Wi-Fi settings, then scroll to Manage known networks).

Click the network that’s giving you problems, then click Forget. Now, click the wireless icon in the Taskbar and connect to your network as would you any other time. Restart your PC and see if it remembers the password. If it doesn’t you’ll have to try the other method outlined below.

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Open Device Manager 13 Run Shortcut Tricks Every Windows User Should Know The Run prompt can be used to immediately access various parts of Windows. Here are the most common shortcuts you should know. Read More  by typing devmgmt into the Search bar. Under Network Adapters 3 Effective Ways to Extend Your Wireless Network at Home Learn how to extend your wireless network and kill those dead zones once and for all with bridges, extenders, or powerline adapters. Read More , right-click your adapter, then click Uninstall. Now, you’ll need to restart your PC, and reconnect to your network again (Windows should detect the wireless adapter automatically).

Between these two methods, you should be able to get Windows to remember that Wi-Fi password and make connecting a quicker, more painless experience!

Have you encountered any Windows 10 issues that you can’t seem to fix? Share your woes in the comments, and maybe we can find a solution!

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Related topics: Password, Troubleshooting, Wi-Fi, Windows 10.

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  1. bme
    April 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Windows 10 doesn't store Wi-Fi passwords and M$ wonders why the peoples dont dig it??