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How to re-create corrupted wireless profile in XP

In a case, the WZC doesn't work and wireless profiles is corrupted, you may need to re-create it. These are the steps to re-create wireless profile.

1. Stop the wzcsvc service

2. Delete subkeys under the following key. Note: before deleting the subkeys, please first back up the key in case we need to restore it in the future.

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WZCSVC\Parameters\Interfaces

3. Restart the wzcsvc service. Re-create the wireless profile again and then check the results.

Also, you can use netsh command to remove/add the wireless profile. For example, to removes a WLAN profile from one or multiple interfaces

Syntax:
delete profile name=ProfileName [[interface=]InterfaceName]

Parameters:

name

Required. Specifies the name of the profile to delete.


interface

Optional. Specifies the name of the interface on which the profile is to be deleted.


Remarks:
If the interface parameter is specified, then the profile will be deleted only from the specified interface.

If the interface parameter is not specified, then the profile will be deleted from all interfaces on the computer.

There is wildcard support for this parameter. You can use the characters ? and * to replace a letter and letters of the interface name, respectively.

Example command:
delete profile name="Profile 1" interface=Microsoft Wireless Network Connection"
delete profile name="Profile 1" interface=*
delete profile name="Profile 1" i =*

To adds a wlan profile to the specified interface on the computer

Syntax:
add profile filename=PathAndFileName [[interface=]InterfaceName] [[user=]{all|current}]

Parameters:

filename

Required. Specifies the path to, and name of the XML file containing the profile data.


interface

Optional. Specifies the name of the interface on which the profile will be set.


user {all | current}

Optional. Specifies whether the profile is applied only to the current user or to all users.


Remarks:
The interface parameter is one of the interface names shown by the netsh wlan show interface command. The profile will be added to the specified interface. There is wildcard support for this parameter. You can use the characters ? and * to replace a letter and letters of the interface name, respectively.

The user parameter, if unspecified, applies the profile to the current user.

Example command:
add profile filename=C:\Users\WirelessUser\Documents\"profile1.xml" Interface="Wireless Network Adapter"
add profile filename=C:\Profiles\"profile1.xml" interface="W*"

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