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Windows 7 computers showing up in network as "Media Devices"

hypercube asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-26
I have a network with over 20 computers.  Lately, around 5 of them are showing up as Media Devices under Network (as well as computers in each case I believe).
This just clutters up the display and I'd like to eliminate this behavior.
I can access the computers but don't know what settings to change to avoid this.
File and Printer sharing, etc. is expected so turning it off isn't a solution.
Why would some do this and most others not?
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