Vista - NCPA.CPL - getting back network connections funtionality

by Andrew Calcutt last modified 2015-01-09T18:53:28-04:00

1.) Control Panel Icon

In vista the ncpa.cpl file has been purposly removed from apearing in the control panel. You can renable it by deleting a registry key. "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\don't load\" is where microsoft puts cpls that it does not want to apear in control panel. You can delete  "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Control Panel\don't load\ncpa.cpl" and you will then have a "Network Connections" icon in your start menu.

 

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