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Windows 7: Disable Windows 8 network auto device discovery

19 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 8.1
Disable Windows 8 network auto device discovery

Hi all, 1st post here!

Windows 8.1, when on home or work (non-public) network setting, loves to sniff out any new computer or device added to the network. This is making me crazy. Anyone aware of a setting that tells Windows 8 to NOT sniff out any new added networked device? I mean, without telling Windows 8 it's on a public network, which then breaks it from working with devices that I've previously manually setup.


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19 Oct 2015   #2

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

I found this on Eight Forums -

Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
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19 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 8.1

Thanks for the reply. Sheesh, I feel a bit like a doofus for not finding that on my own.

I'll see if that fixed my problem and will comment on that. thanks...!
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