A. You can use TWEAKUI and on the "Desktop" tab unselect "Network Neighborhood". This can also be done using the registry:
- Start the registry editor (regedit)
- Move to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
- From the Edit menu select New - DWORD value.
- Enter a name of NoNetHood and press Enter
- Double click the new value and set to 1. Click OK
- Close the registry editor
- Log off and log on and Network Neighborhood will be hidden