Can’t remember the password for a network that you’ve previously joined from your computer? It’s even easier in Windows 7 but these instructions will work for Windows 7, 8, and 10 (and XP and 2000 probably) as long as you use the built-in wireless network manager.

  1. Start a command prompt as administrator
  2. Run this to list all the saved wireless networks on your computer:
    netsh wlan show profile
  3. Find the SSID of the network you want the key for and run this, replacing the_SSID with the network you want to find the key for (the key=clear part displays the key):
    netsh wlan show profile name=”the_SSID” key=clear