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Every time I click Network, I get a message in a pale yellow drop-down box that says,

Network discovery and file sharing are turned off.  Network computers and devices are not visible.  Click to change...


I know that these things are turned off, because I turned them off myself.

How can I make this useless message stop appearing?

Edit: I have already turned off network discovery and file sharing. That's not the problem. I want to turn off the useless message, while leaving network discovery and file sharing turned off.

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Why do you even click Network, if you have network discovery and file sharing disabled? Am I missing something here? – djeidot Dec 22 '09 at 15:27
Network should include things that I have explicitly added or connected to, such as Novell Connections, the tree, and so on. – eleven81 Dec 22 '09 at 15:29
+1 for screenshot with excellent Paint modification :) – trolle3000 Feb 10 '10 at 17:08
up vote 1 down vote accepted

execute this command sc config SSDPSRV start=disabled

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Have you tried switching them from off to on and then back?

I think it is turned off by default, but Windows will probably keep reminding you to choose between on or off yourself.

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Now I see, I thought the settings said: turn the settings off, as in changing the default off to really off. – Ivo Flipse Dec 22 '09 at 13:02

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