Turn Off Sharing Options In Windows 7

There should be an image here!Any time there are sharing options, such as Network Discovery, File Sharing, and Public Folder Sharing enabled on your computer, it poses a security risk. If you aren’t sharing anything on your computer, it’s best to turn sharing options off to protect your computer against unnecessary security threats.

To turn off sharing options in Windows 7:

  1. Click Start. In the search box, type Advanced Sharing.
  2. Click Manage advanced sharing settings.
  3. As you can see from the window that appears, you can change the sharing options for different network profiles. Click the drop down arrow beside your current profile.
  4. Select the following options:
    • Turn off network discovery
    • Turn off file and printer sharing
    • Turn off public folder sharing
  5. Click Save Changes.

[Photo above by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-ND 2.0]

Enable Or Disable Hibernation In Windows 7

There should be an image here!Hibernation is similar to putting your computer to sleep only it saves the state of all open documents, files and folders in a file on your hard disk and then shuts down your computer. When you bring your computer out of hibernation, your computer returns to the state it was in when it when into hibernation.

To enable or disable hibernation in Windows 7:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.
  3. At the command prompt window, type powercfg –h on and press Enter. This enables hibernation on your computer.
  4. To disable hibernation, repeat steps 1 and 2. At the command prompt window, type powercfg –h off.

[Photo above by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-ND 2.0]

Enable Or Disable Hibernation In Windows 7

There should be an image here!Hibernation is similar to putting your computer to sleep only it saves the state of all open documents, files and folders in a file on your hard disk and then shuts down your computer. When you bring your computer out of hibernation, your computer returns to the state it was in when it when into hibernation.

To enable or disable hibernation in Windows 7:

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run window.
  2. Type cmd and press Enter.
  3. At the command prompt window, type powercfg –h on and press Enter. This enables hibernation on your computer.
  4. To disable hibernation, repeat steps 1 and 2. At the command prompt window, type powercfg –h off.

[Photo above by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-ND 2.0]

Shut Down Your Windows 7 Laptop When Unplugged

There should be an image here!Here’s a nifty tip for those laptop users running Windows 7.

You can configure the power options in Windows 7 such that your laptop automatically shuts down when it becomes unplugged. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Click Start and type Power Options in the search box. Press Enter.
  2. Click Change plan settings.
  3. Click the Change advanced power settings link.
  4. From the list, locate and expand the Battery option.
  5. Expand Low battery level. Change the On battery value to whatever you want.
  6. Expand Low battery action and change the On battery option to Shutdown.
  7. Click OK.

[Photo above by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-ND 2.0]

Turn Off Sharing Options In Windows 7

There should be an image here!Any time there are sharing options, such as Network Discovery, File Sharing, and Public Folder Sharing enabled on your computer, it poses a security risk. If you aren’t sharing anything on your computer, it’s best to turn sharing options off to protect your computer against unnecessary security threats.

To turn off sharing options in Windows 7:

  1. Click Start. In the search box, type Advanced Sharing.
  2. Click Manage advanced sharing settings.
  3. As you can see from the window that appears, you can change the sharing options for different network profiles. Click the drop down arrow beside your current profile.
  4. Select the following options:
    • Turn off network discovery
    • Turn off file and printer sharing
    • Turn off public folder sharing
  5. Click Save Changes.

[Photo above by Ian Muttoo / CC BY-ND 2.0]