How to Disable the Homegroup Feature in Windows 7(Remove Homegroup using Registry Editor)

Disable Homegroup Provider

Similarly, go to Services > Find Homegroup ProviderSelect Properties And Disable


Leave Homegroup features in Windows 7

You don’t need to leave the Homegroup if you have never joined it. If you are a member of Homegroup and you want to disable the Homegroup feature from the Windows Explorer. It is necessary to leave the Homegroup first. In the start by default Homegroup share libraries of Windows. Follow the step to leave the Homegroup in Windows 7.

Go to Start > Open the Control PanelType Homegroup in a Search box.Open the Homegroup > Click on Leave the Homegroup.New Window will open again Select Leave Homegroup to permanently leave.

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Disable the Homegroup Feature using Registry Editor

Regedit is one of the programs that Microsoft doesn’t say much about it. At the time of Windows XP, it acts as a warning. But now in an advanced version of Windows, we handle our registries using Registry Editor. The main rule of Registry Editor is to only use Registry edits recommended by known reliable sources.

Let’s see how we can use Registry Editor to disable Homegroup feature in Windows 7.

Go to the Start Menu > Open RunType “Regedit” in the combo box.Find the




Note: If you feel difficult to find above key just go to the Registry Editor, in the Search box paste the above registry.


Before moving towards, you will need to take ownership of the key. We suggest you to read this article How to Gain Full Permissions to Edit Registry Keys

Now you must have to read our Instructions in the link so that you can edit the key.

Hope you get the ownership of the key {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}.


Right Click on the KeyChoose New > Select DWORD (32-bit) value.Name the new value to “System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree”.



When you set the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree value. Its value data is already set to 0, which is the setting you want for disabling Homegroup from Windows Explorer.


What if we want to get back my Homegroup feature?


You have successfully disable the Homegroup feature in Windows 7. Now you want to enable it again. Go back to the same registry.

Right Click on System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree> SelectSet Value data from 0 to 1.Press Ok to save Changes.

Re-enable Homegroup feature using Services


You can use the same method when you disable the Homegroup feature:


Go to Start Again > Type Services > Open ServicesOn the right Panel > Find Homegroup Listener And Homegroup ProviderRight Click on it and open the Properties one by one.Select the Startup Type as “Disable”

we have dicussed how to disable the Homegroup feature in Windows 7.if you have another better way share with us. If you still have any issue let us know in the comment. We respect your feedbacks.




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