Disable or Enable the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7

In Windows 7 the Homegroup feature is petty cool, It's a great way to share files and printers with all your Windows 7 computers, but if you don't want to use it anymore, you can simply disable or enable the feature easily.


Disable or Enable the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7

Disable the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7

  1. Open.... up Windows Explorer
  2. Right-click.... on the Homegroup option in the left-hand pane

3. Choose.... Change HomeGroup settings.

On the bottom of the window, you'll see an option called "Leave the homegroup"

4. Click.... Leave the homegroup

You will now get a wizard asking you to confirm if you really want to leave the homegroup.

5. Click.... Leave the homegroup

This will disable the homegroup

Note: Tthis doesn't remove it from the navigation pane.

To Remove Homegroup from the Navigation Pane

1. Open..... up services.msc though the

2. Locate..... HomeGroup Listener in the list

3. Double-click.... on it.

Change the Startup type to Disabled

4. Click....Stop button to stop the service.

Once you're done with that, you'll need to disable the Homegroup Provider service in the same way.

You'll notice that it's gone from the navigation pane.

I recommend you learn how this feature works, to see it's full protential, but if you don't want to, it's fairly easy to disable it.

How to Enable Homegroups Again

First, you'll want to enable the service again

1. Run... services.msc, find the HomeGroup Listener and set it to automatic.

2. Goto.... Control Panel

3. Select....Network and Internet

4. Click.....HomeGroup.

5. Click... on the Create a Homegroup button, and follow the prompts. If your button says Join a homegroup, follow that wizard instead.