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NetBIOS is the facility that is used to connect multiple devices via LAN. With it, users can share data and send emails with fast network speed. But when variant computers are connected with the same router, there is less assurity of their device’s security & privacy.
Another bad thing about NetBIOS is that it’s enabled by default in Windows 10 Desktops & Laptops. But many of the Windows users are unaware of a way to turn off NetBIOS over TCP/IP in Windows 10. So here, I’ll help you Disable NetBIOS in Windows 10. I’ve drafted multiple ways to complete this task.
How Do I Disable NetBIOS in Windows 10?
Turn-off NetBIOS over TCP/IP
- Press Windows + R from your keyboard, this opens the Run window. In this dialogue box, type “control.exe /name Microsoft.NetworkAndSharingCenter” and press enter.
- Click on “Change Adapter settings”
- Right-click on the connected adapter and select “Properties”
- Under the Networking tab, first, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and then click on “Properties”
- Now hit the Advanced button.
- Click once on “Disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP” bullet, that’s available inside the Win tab.
- When done, hit the Ok button to save changes.
Turn-off NetBIOS using CMD
Step#1: Type CMD in the search bar to open the Command Prompt with administrative privileges.
Step#2: Execute the following command in the CMD environment.
wmic nicconfig get caption,index,TcpipNetbiosOptions
Step#3: Now when the above-provided command is executed, you need to see the adapter’s index number. Use that index number while executing the following command:
wmic nicconfig where index=6 call SetTcpipNetbios 2
Step#4: When executed in peace, NetBIOS will be disabled because now it’s TCP/IP value will be set as “2”
Tweak Windows 10 Registry
- Type “Regedit” in the Run window and press enter.
- Navigate to the following path in the Windows Registry Editor:
- Click on a TCIP registry of a network adaptor.
- Open NetbiosOptions key file by double-clicking on it.
- Change its value from “0” to “2”
- At last, hit the Ok button.
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