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Windows - Disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing

Windows Media Player is the world's most popular media playing program. It lets users do network sharing. However, if it is not required, you can disable the Windows Media Player Network Sharing.


Disable Windows Media Player Network Sharing

  • Click on Start > type "services.msc" in the search field and press enter.
  • In the "Services" window, look for the following entry:
  • Windows Media Player Network Sharing Services
  • Double click and set the "Startup type" as "Disabled"
  • Click on OK to validate.

This service is only required for Homegroup sharing and can be safely disabled!

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