Fixing issues arising while deleting network connection in Windows® Vista
How does one resolve the issues that arise when a network connection is deleted in a Windows Vista system?
Windows Vista is a powerful operating system from Microsoft. It is the successor of Windows XP and it belongs to the Windows series. In addition to its advanced features, Windows Vista comes with many improvements when compared to its previous versions. Windows Vista offers bundles of software for different applications. It supports wide network connections and we can easily set up a network connection in a Windows Vista system. We can also delete the network connections that have already been created in a Windows Vista system. There are many reasons why a network connection is deleted in a Windows Vista system. Using Windows Vista, we can create multiple network connections and some time, the user is confused while operating with these networks. So, we can delete all the unnecessary network connections from the list. An old network connection also creates lots of troubles for the users. We can also delete an old network connection from a Windows Vista system. Don’t try to delete the active network connection. It will disrupt the services and the Internet connection.
Given below are different methods to delete network connection in Windows Vista, issues experienced while performing this task and tips to resolve the issues:
- Delete network connection
- Tips to resolve the issues
Delete network connection
To delete the network connection in a Windows Vista system, select the ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Control Panel’. Then double click on the ‘Network and Internet’ button and select ‘Network and Sharing Centre’. Then click on the ‘Manage Network Connection’ tab and select the network connection that you want to remove. Highlight the network connection and click on the ‘Remove’ button. Then click ‘Yes’ if a confirmation dialog box appears.
We can easily enable as well as disable the network connection in a Windows Vista system. But in some cases, you cannot delete the network connection properly. The reason behind this problem may vary according to the system environment. In most cases, when you try to remove the network connection, it should be grayed out in the network settings. In some cases, you will get error messages when you try to delete the network connection.
The application programs running in the background of a system may interfere with the deletion of the network connection in a Windows Vista system. In such a case, we cannot delete the network connection in the normal mode. We can resolve this issue by rebooting the system in safe mode. We can then delete the network connection in the safe mode. While trying to restart the system, we can enter the safe mode by pressing the 'F8' button.
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