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    HomeGroup Icon on win 8.1 desktop


    HI there i have the HomeGroup Icon on my desktop and restarting doesn't help to remove this Icon if anyone could help me remove this icon without disabling HomeGroup would be awesome.


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    There seems to be a bug where the HomeGroup icon can reappear at random

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    Right Click on desktop->Personalize->Change Desktop Icons then tick on Network to enable, Apply, untick on Network to disable, Apply.
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    Hello Tony,

    If that doesn't help, then see if temporarily disabling your network connection may have it go away (possibly after a restart), then enable your network again.
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    ok will try both these and let yeah know
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    Right clicking on the desktop and doing a refresh works for clearing the Homegroup icon. My netbook was giving me a problem with the icon appearing about half of the time on a reboot or start. Shawn's registry tweak from this blog seems to have fixed it for me. I downloaded the "Remove_HomeGroup_Desktop_Icon.reg" file and merged it as instructed and haven't had the icon to appear since.

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    That one has not always worked in Windows 8, but I'm glad to hear that it did for you Mick.
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