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HomeGroup Listener service
Description Services Regedit Back CMD Msconfig
Service name: HomeGroupListener
Display name: HomeGroup Listener

Description:
Makes local computer changes associated with configuration and maintenance of the homegroup-joined
computer. If this service is stopped or disabled, your computer will not work properly in a homegroup 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 LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
Type services.msc and press Enter
Services.msc:
This method shows you how to Start/Stop HomeGroup Listener from Services.msc
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Locate HomeGroup Listener observe his current status and open to make changes.
From General tab you can Start/Stop and change the Startup type of HomeGroup Listener.

To finish press ok button and close Services window
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\HomeGroupListener
and locate Start registry key
Regedit:          
This method shows you how to change Startup type of HomeGroup Listener from Registry Editor.
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
   
   
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 Listener:

net start HomeGroupListener

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

To Stop HomeGroup Listener:

net stop HomeGroupListener

To change Startup type:

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

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

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

Automatic (Delayed Start):
REG add "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\HomeGroupListener" /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\HomeGroupListener" /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\HomeGroupListener" /v DelayedAutostart /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
CMD:          
This method shows you how to Start/Stop and change HomeGroup Listener from Command Prompt

Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Msconfig:          
This method shows you how to prevent HomeGroup Listener service from starting with the operating
system using System Configuration (msconfig.exe)
Please perform the following steps:

Please go to Pearl button (Start) and click on the Search programs and files
For more information about the change from Start to Pearl button click here
Write msconfig and press Enter
In System Configuration please go to Services tab and locate HomeGroup Listener.
Uncheck the box to prevent this service to start and then press OK to finish.  
Any change make in System Configuration will be apply after restart.  
Up Back
   
   
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.