Managing passwords of wireless networks in Windows 8 and 8.1 is not a difficult task, but certainly less intuitive than it is in Windows 7. However, you’ll probably need this useful option at some point, and here’s how you can do it in just a few simple steps.
1. Access the Network Connections Panel. The first thing you need to do is access the Network and Sharing Center. There are several ways you can go there and here are 3 of them:
A. Right-click on the Network icon in the Taskbar and select Open Network and Sharing Center.
B. Launch the Charms Bar (place your mouse cursor or finger in the bottom-right corner of the screen or press Win + C). Select the Search Charm and type “Network and Sharing” in the Search field. Click on the first result.
C. Open the Control Panel. Go to Network and Internet – Network and Sharing Center.
2. Now that you’re in the Network and Sharing Center, click/tap on Change adapter settings to open the Network Connections Panel.
3. Right-click on the wireless network you want to manage, and from the context menu select Status. The Wi-Fi Status windows will show up. Keep in mind that you must be connected to the network to access its Status. Otherwise this option appears grayed out.
4. In the Wi-Fi Status window, click/tap on Wireless Properties.
5. In the Wireless Network Properties window, go to the Security tab and check the option “Show characters to view your wireless network password” in the Network Security Key field. You can also change the password if you want to and hit OK once you’re done.