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Can't remove system icon off my desktop

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    Can't remove system icon off my desktop

    I sent my computer to the repair shop and they apparently reinstalled everything. For some reason they put the "Homegroup" system icon on my desktop and I don't want it there, I don't even use that. When I right click it, there is no delete option at all. Can anyone tell me how to delete this? Its annoying. I really get tired of Windows 8 trying to force me to use things that I don't wish to use. I noticed when I click on the icon it has the option of "Leave the homegroup". I don't know if that would get rid of the icon or not but I am afraid to click leave the homegroup because they said my windows was corrupted and they fixed it. I am afraid to do anything drastic on my computer for fear it might corrupt it again. It seems like any little thing you do messes up this Windows 8.

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    win8.1.1 enterprise

    go to Control Panel.right click on the start icon lower right corner From there, click Personalization, . click Change desktop icons on the left. uncheck the box by network
    see pics in link for a view of what you should see good luck
    How to remove HomeGroup icon from the Windows 8 desktop - PC Advisor
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Can't remove system icon off my desktop

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