Windows 7 - Disable the HomeGroup Provider service

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To disable the "HomeGroup Provider" service, under Windows 7:
  • Click on Start > type "services.msc" in the search field and press enter.
  • In the "Services" window, look for the following entry:
  • HomeGroup Provider
  • Double click and set the "Startup type" as "Disabled"
  • Click on OK to validate.

This services is only requires for Homegroup sharing. You can always safely disable it.

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