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Remove the Homegroup Icon

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    Remove the Homegroup Icon

    I finally found a "problem" with the Windows 8 desktop. Its a problem in Windows 7 too but I had never started a Homegroup. The darn icon won't move and you can't delete it. There is a Windows 7 fix for the problem at HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove - Windows 7 Forums and it works with Windows 8.

    If you want access to the Homegroup shortcut be sure to pin it to the start menu (I guess we call that the Start screen now) before you delete it.

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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 32bit

    Another Solution...

    I found a way to remove the Homegroup icon from my desktop in these five steps:

    1. Right click on the desktop to bring up the desktop options menu.
    2. Click on "Personalize".
    3. When the Personalization window opens, click on the "Change desktop icons" link in the upper left-side corner.
    4. When the Desktop icon settings window opens, place a check-mark in the boxes next to the icons you want on your desktop; I checked "Computer", "User Files", and "Recycle Bin".
    5. Click "Apply".

    I went from wondering how it had even gotten there in the first place to feeling relief when I found that this had gotten rid of the icon.
    It worked for me, so I thought I would share it and possibly save others the time of having to download things.
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