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Should I restart computer upon enabling/disabling "NetBIOS over TCP/IP" on my NIC TCP/IP properties

Windows XP SP3

Control Panel --> Network Connections --> right-click on connection, choose Properties ---> tab General ---> Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), btn Properties ---> btn "Advanced" --> tab WINS --> section "NETBIOS setting"

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Since you are not prompted to restart, one would assume No is the answer, but hey its Windows, I would not hurt to reboot anyway. – Moab Jul 15 '10 at 19:50
Too true +1 <short> – John Jul 15 '10 at 22:30
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Easy questions if to have network working.

There is no need to reboot PC.

It is not necessary even to restart NIC

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