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Is it possible to bring back Windows 7 Network Manager to Windows 8?

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    Is it possible to bring back Windows 7 Network Manager to Windows 8?


    Hi all. I've been astonished about how wireless is managed in Windows 8. I find it very unproductive that part of the taskbar is covered when selecting a Wireless/wired network.

    Is there a way to bring the Windows 7 Manager back?
    Or is there a way to chop off part of the metro bar that comes up, so it doesn't take up part of the taskbar?

    Thanks a lot guys!

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    If you use the control panel, it's same as win7 or have I misunderstood you?
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    Windows 8 RP, Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by superjose View Post
    Hi all. I've been astonished about how wireless is managed in Windows 8. I find it very unproductive that part of the taskbar is covered when selecting a Wireless/wired network.

    Is there a way to bring the Windows 7 Manager back?
    Or is there a way to chop off part of the metro bar that comes up, so it doesn't take up part of the taskbar?

    Thanks a lot guys!
    Type ncpa.cpl in the Run dialog box, and you can access Windows 7 style connection manager as per brummyfan said.
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    I think he means "Manage Wireless Connections".

    Got it working ok in the previous build.

    I haven't the slightest idea why they have removed or possibly hidden it.

    Given up trying to figure them out.
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