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Windows 7: Turn off Media Sharing

15 Dec 2012   #11
bonesboy

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit & Windows 8 Single Language
 
 

thanks for sharing.. finally i can use my nas drive to access my ps3. everytime i on my laptop, i wasn;t able to see my nas drive


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11 Sep 2014   #12
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windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

turning off media sharing right? i once turned off media sharing thru windows media player. go to stream drop down, uncheck all automatic bla bla stuffs and more at "more streaming options". i got it done on mine. hope this helps
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19 Dec 2014   #13
Jake65535

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RST101 View Post
You could also go to services and disables media sharing from there.

Start, type in services click on services when it comes up scroll down to windows media player network sharing service and disable.
This is by far the best suggestion here IMO. Not only does it work, but having disabled this service, LAN access seems much more responsive (but then again, my router is a BT Home Hub which does not appear to be very good as a LAN router).
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30 Apr 2015   #14
gregrocker

 

I was looking for the batch file that disables Media Sharing completely and none of the google search results including those from 7F had it although I know I'd posted it earlier here when it was more widely available on the web about 5 years ago. So I dug it up in 7F archives and am posting it here.

In cases where turning off the HomeGroup, Media Sharing in Advanced Sharing Settings in the Network & Sharing Center, and WMPSharing in Services.msc still does not kill the Media Sharing service from starting at boot, you can run the following batch CMD as Administrator which will finish it off.

I have used it for years to remedy Sleep problems.


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File Type: bat wmpnscfg_disable.bat (649 Bytes, 71 views)
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03 May 2015   #15
Dude

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Thanks Greg, good fix!
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