Wednesday, 2 February 2011

And yet another way...

Quite by accident, I've just discovered another way of disabling the infernal NetIntelligence program!

Do this!

In Windows7 Professional, get to your network map by clicking:

Start ---> Control Panel ---> Network & Sharing Center ---> See Full Map

  1. Right-click on your computer icon (or the icon for the computer which has NI installed on it)
  2. Click Manage
  3. Double-click Services and Applications
  4. Double-click Services
  5. Scroll down to the entry for NetIntelligence, and click once to highlight it (under status, it says started)
  6. In the column to the right, underneath where it says NetIntelligence, click More Actions
  7. Click Stop
  8. A progress box will appear briefly - once it's gone, click More Actions again, then Properties
  9. Click the arrow on the Startup Type bar (it should be showing Automatic), and from the drop-down list, click Disabled
  10. Click Apply at the bottom of the window
  11. Click OK
  12. Done!
Please note, that I have no idea whether the steps above will be the same for other versions of Windows7, or for Vista, but if not, there should only be a slight variation - probably at the start to get to your network map.

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