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  • ks

    Thanks, its much faster then going to Network Connections!

  • @ks

    For network connection would be easier to drag connection to desktop (creates specialized shortcut) and just use that. :)

    Method in post is when that is prohibited by policies and for messing with hardware in general.

  • […] Rarst inspired me to take a closer look at the command line utility devcon which has been created by Microsoft. Devcon is basically a command line version of the Windows Device Manager. We recently published an energy saving article that contained a tip to disable computer hardware to save power which is especially useful for mobile computer systems like laptops or netbooks. […]

  • Roland

    This was just what I needed. Took me awhile to get working, but
    I now have a keyboard shortcut to turn off network like my laptop has!

    Great job!

  • sg

    Keep in mind that this may cause Windows’ activation to get revoked because of “significant hardware changes” if you reboot with the disabled device. Happened to me on Windows XP. Hooray for horrible DRM systems, I guess.

  • @sg

    Ouch, this seems way too minor to reset activation. Could it be that other hardware changed before and it was “last straw” kind of a thing?

    I’ve never actually looked to deeply into logic of activation reset. Just one of the stupid DRM things you get used to. :(

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