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    Thanks. ;-)


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    Anytime mate.
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    I tried this method and after 2 reboots, homegroup is back on my desktop.... wtf M$? let me get rid of it please
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    Hello CovertDeath,

    If you are not part of a homegroup, then you could disable the two services below. That should get rid of it for good.

    Services - Start, Stop, and Disable in Windows 8


    HomeGroup Listener

    HomeGroup Provider



    Hope this helps,
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    Would this change affect the network at all - not using homegroup, just the usual network connections.
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    Hello Lafargeotte,

    No. Disabling only those two services would only affect homegroup and not any other part of the network.
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    Thank you very much Brink.
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    You're most welcome.
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    I find that despite Brink's solution the icon periodically (& very mysteriously) reappears for a few minutes then disappears of its own accord. Totally weird. I wonder if it's reacting with my McAfee Beta software which does have a network component?

    By the way CalBear posted about it here too: Remove the Homegroup Icon
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    still poping up randomly!!! lol. I am using a Netgear WNDA3100v2 wireless adapter and am starting to think that drivers are part of the problem... very annoying adapter to deal with even without this issue.

    windows 8 detects the adapter and connects to my network when it boots up and then 5 seconds later i think the NETGEAR smartwizard drivers load up and then it disconnects from the network and then reconnects using smartwizard. i can't figure out how to get the adapter to function without the drivers installed though.
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