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How to Start/Stop HomeGroup Provider service

Service name: HomeGroupProvider

Display name: HomeGroup Provider


Description:

Performs networking tasks associated with configuration and maintenance of homegroups. If this service is stopped or disabled, your
computer will be unable to detect other homegroups and your homegroup might not work properly. It is recommended that you keep
this service running.


Path to executable:

C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted

CMD:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop HomeGroup Provider service from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Start and click on the Search programs and files

Type cmd, right click on cmd icon under the Programs and click on Run as administrator

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Please select, right and copy a registry key from below, then right click on command prompt window, select Paste and press Enter


To Start HomeGroup Provider service:

net start HomeGroupProvider


Note: You can’t start a service if Startup type is on Disabled.


To Stop HomeGroup Provider service:

net stop HomeGroupProvider


To change Startup type:

Automatic:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f

Manual:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f

Disabled:

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 4 /f

Automatic (Delayed Start):

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v Start /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f


Note: When you change to Automatic (Delayed Start) a new key DelayedAutostart is created with value 1.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f


When you change to Automatic from Automatic (Delayed Start), DelayedAutostart change value to 0.

REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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