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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

Regedit:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop HomeGroup Provider service from Registry Editor

Please perform the following steps:

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

Type regedit and press Enter

Please confirm User Account Control pop-up

Microsoft official disclaimer


Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require
that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.


Please navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupProvider and locate Start registry key

Double click on Start and edit the value:


Change Startup type :

Automatic - 2

Manual - 3

Disabled - 4

Automatic (Delayed Start) - 2


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

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

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