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How to remove the Homegroup entry in File Explorer

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    How to remove the Homegroup entry in File Explorer


    As the title says I want to remove the entry for the Homegroup from the left panel of all File Explorer windows. Tried the Win 7 method and I get Access Denied to the reg key needed to make the change. Try everything short of taking Complete ownership of the Reg data files and not sure Win 8 would even let me do that.

    Thanks.


    PS I'm glad I installed 8 on a separate SSD.

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    Hello, what error you're getting in permissions of that registry key?
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    I thought I made that clear. Access Denied when trying to change the permissions on the ROOT folder, like in the 2 tutorials I have read, and if I go and try to change the key value I also get Access Denied.
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    Go into services and disable both home group services. This will remove home group from running on your computer and from file explorer. It protects security faults that home group presents as well.
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    Thanks I'll try that when I get home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidin43 View Post
    Go into services and disable both home group services. This will remove home group from running on your computer and from file explorer. It protects security faults that home group presents as well.
    Thanks that did it. But I will not be using Win 8 for much. Only for Tech support of others.
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    Once you install classic shell windows 8 isn't that bad. It's smoother and faster then 7 with less overhead in system resources.

    I hate metro, but I never use it with a shell over he top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidin43 View Post
    Once you install classic shell windows 8 isn't that bad. It's smoother and faster then 7 with less overhead in system resources.

    I hate metro, but I never use it with a shell over he top.
    I disagree. Even with CS, giving you the start button and classic start menu there are just to many things MS has Farked in Win 8 for me to ever get use to it.

    MS has gone the Mac way with limited user settings. I just read a post on another forum about how you have to copy registry settings over from a win 7 computer to get certain window display settings.

    I really hope MS sees its errors and give the user back FULL control of there system.

    All that said I will not be using Win 8 on any Real computer. And I already have an Andriod phone.
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