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Suppose I created a network connection "ABC" and then I deleted it. Now if I create a network connection with the same name as the previous one then after connecting windows 7 shows the name of the connected network as "ABC1". If I repeat the process I get "ABC2" and so on.

So does windows remember them somewhere may in the registry?

How can I remove this?

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The simplest procedure is to search the registry for "ABC". Assuming it's a unique string it should be clear when you've found it. – ChrisF Feb 21 '11 at 21:03
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Go to Control Panel (icon view) > Network and sharing center

Double Click on the Icon next to your Current network, a "Set Network Properties" window will open, then click "Merge or delete network locations"

You should be able to delete any unused locations you no longer need.

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+1 Your one has nicer pictures than mine. – user3463 Feb 22 '11 at 4:02

Check in this location:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles.

There are a couple of other locations in that region that might be used as well.

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