Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password [SOLVED]

Fix Windows 10 Won't Remember Saved WiFi Password

Fix Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password: After upgrading to Microsoft latest Windows 10 it seems problems or bugs are just a never-ending issue. And so another issue that has come up is Windows 10 not remembering the saved WiFi password, although if they are connected to a cable then everything works fine as soon as they are connected to Wireless Network it just won’t save the password. You will have to provide the password every time you connect to that network after a system reboot even though it is stored in the known networks list. It’s annoying to type in the password each and every time to connect to your home WiFi network.

Fix Windows 10 Won't Remember Saved WiFi Password

This is definitely a strange problem which many Windows 10 users have been facing from the past few days and there seems to be no definite solution or a workaround to this issue. However, this issue only arises when you reboot, hibernate or shut down your PC but again this is now how Windows 10 is supposed to work and that’s why we at troubleshooter has come up with a nice long guide to fix this issue in no time.

Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password [SOLVED]

Make sure to create a restore point just in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Disable Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility

1.Press Windows Key + X then select Control Panel.

control panel

2.Then click on Network and Internet > View network status and task.

click Network and Internet then click View network status and tasks

3.Now on the bottom left corner click on Intel PROset/Wireless Tools.

4.Next, open settings on Intel WiFi Hotspot Assistant then uncheck “Enable Intel Hotspot Assistant.

Uncheck Enable Intel Hotspot Assistant in Intel WiFi Hotspot Asisstant

5.Click OK and reboot your PC to fix the problem.

Method 2: Reset Wireless Adaptor

1.Press Windows Key + R then type “devmgmt.msc” and hit Enter to open Device Manager.

devmgmt.msc device manager

2.Expand Network Adaptor and then right-click on the Wireless Network Adaptor and select Uninstall.

right click on Network adapter and select Uninstall

3.If asked for confirmation select Yes.

4.Reboot to save changes and then try to reconnect your Wireless.

Method 3: Forget Wifi Network

1.Click on the Wireless icon in the system tray and then click Network Settings.

click Network settings in WiFi Window

2.Then click on Manage Known networks to get the list of saved networks.

click Manage Known networks in WiFi settings

3.Now select the one which Windows 10 won’t remember the password for and click Forget.

click Forgot network on the one Windows 10 won't remember the password

4.Again click the wireless icon in the system tray and connect to your network, it will ask for the password, so make sure you have the Wireless password with you.

enter the password for the wireless network

5.Once you have entered the password you will connect to the network and Windows will save this network for you.

6.Reboot your PC and again try to connect to the same network and this time Windows will remember the password of your WiFi. This method seems to Fix Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password issue in most of the cases.

Method 4: Disable and then Enable your WiFi-adapter

1.Press Windows Key + R then type ncpa.cpl and hit Enter.

ncpa.cpl to open wifi settings

2.Right-click on your wireless adapter and select Disable.

Disable the wifi which can't configure the ip

3.Again right-click on the same adapter and this time choose Enable.

Enable the Wifi to reassign the ip

4.Restart your and again try to connect to your wireless network and see if the issue is resolved or not.

Method 5: Delete Wlansvc Files

1.Press Windows Key + R then type services.msc and hit Enter.

2.Scroll down till you find WWAN AutoConfig then right-click on it and select Stop.

right click on WWAN AutoConfig and select Stop

3.Again press Windows Key + R then type “C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Wlansvc\” (without quotes) and hit Enter.

4.Delete everything (most probably the MigrationData folder) in the Wlansvc folder except for profiles.

5.Now open the Profiles folder and delete everything except the Interfaces.

6.Similarly, open Interfaces folder then delete everything inside it.

delete everything inside interfaces folder

7.Close File Explorer, then in services window right-click on WLAN AutoConfig and select Start.

Method 6: Flush DNS and Reset TCP/IP

1.Right-click on Windows Button and select “Command Prompt(Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Now type the following command and press enter after each one:
(a) ipconfig /release
(b) ipconfig /flushdns
(c) ipconfig /renew

ipconfig settings

3.Again open Admin Command Prompt and type the following and hit enter after each one:

  • ipconfig /flushdns
  • nbtstat –r
  • netsh int ip reset
  • netsh winsock reset

resetting your TCP/IP and flushing your DNS.

4.Reboot to apply changes. Flushing DNS seems to Fix Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password issue.

Method 7: Run System File Checker (SFC) and Check Disk (CHKDSK)

1.Press Windows Key + X then click on Command Prompt(Admin).

command prompt with admin rights

2.Now type the following in the cmd and hit enter:

Sfc /scannow
sfc /scannow /offbootdir=c:\ /offwindir=c:\windows

SFC scan now command prompt

3.Wait for the above process to finish and once done restart your PC.

4.Next, run CHKDSK from here Fix File System Errors with Check Disk Utility(CHKDSK).

5.Let the above process complete in order to Fix Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password issue.

6.Again reboot your PC to save changes.

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That’s it you have successfully Fix Windows 10 Won’t Remember Saved WiFi Password issue but if you still have any queries regarding this post feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.

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  1. Take full permission of the Wlansvc folder from the location below


    this is the only fix that worked for me. Aug 24, 2020 windows 10

    1. Thank you, Maxim. That fixed my problem right away. Much better than the convoluted generic “fixes” in the article.

    2. Thank you!!!! Kind regards

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