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Windows 7: How do I turn off network discovery?

20 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
How do I turn off network discovery?

Hi,

How do I turn off Network discovery? I turn it off on my laptop (call it LaptopA) but on when, on another laptop (call it LaptobB), I click on view other devices, LaptopA is visible.

Is there any way to make LaptopA invisible?

Oh, I have Windows 7 Home Premium...I think it's 64 bit.

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20 Oct 2012   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

Please refer to this tutorial to do that:

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 7

Regards,
Golden
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20 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Yeah, I did all that, and LaptopA still appears when you click view devices.
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20 Oct 2012   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Try changing the workgroup of one of the laptops.

Workgroup Name - View and Change
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20 Oct 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I see, so I create and join a new workgroup, and then LaptopA will be invisible to the other computers? (Who are still in the default?)

EDIT: I tried that and it didn't work.
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20 Oct 2012   #6

7 x64
 
 

All computers will always be visible to all other computers. That is just the way it is. Nothing you can do about it if they are all on the same LAN.

Not sure why you are looking to do this. If setup properly even though they are visible they can't be connected to unless you know the username and password.
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