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hazelnut

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In order for my home PC to access the internet does my setting HAVE to be set to "Turn on network discovery"? Or can I set it to "off" and still access the internet?

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Sorry, no, that didn't answer it at all. :wacko: Here's my situation. I have a PC that has internet access through ethernet cable. I have absolutely zero other devices that I would want to 'sync' my PC with. I have a printer connected to my PC but I don't think that even matters. 

 

All I want to know is can I connect to the average worldwide internet if I turn that 'network discovery' setting off? I'll put it another way...do a lot of regular websites Depend on whether I have that setting on or off? Or does it have to do more with accessing other computers on a shared network?

 

Why is life difficult?

 

Make it all better, Hazelnut! :lol:

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Funny, I did turn it off, restarted my PC, and after it rebooted it asked me if I really wanted to keep my 'network discovery' option 'off'. Like a frightened rabbit I chose to turn it back on. Just because.

 

But now that I know how to access it again, I think I'll turn it off again.

 

Another thing...I bet that is the service Win10 needs in order to connect PCs with Microsoft Online, or whatever that service is called, which I have no desire to connect to. (Used to be called Windows Live.)

 

Thanks again Hazelnut. ;)

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