- Right-click on My Computer and choose Manage
- Expand Services and Applications
- Double click on Computer Browser in the list of services
- Change the Startup type to Disabled and hit Ok
You can also get to Services by clicking the Start button, then Run and typing
services.msc in the Open box.
The list of services will also tell you if it's running or not. You can also use the
get-service command in Powershell to display your machine's services. For a particular service use the
get-service -name "Computer Browser"
To disable it in Powershell:
set-service "Computer Browser" -startupType Disabled