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Work Group Icon randomly appears

  1. #11

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Thanks caperjack. Applied the fix, time will tell.

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  2. #12

    Posts : 2,627
    win8.1.1 enterprise

    Quote Originally Posted by popeye View Post
    Thanks caperjack. Applied the fix, time will tell.
    your welcome ,hope it works for you ,i have never had the icon appear on my desktop that i can recall,at first i was thinking it was appearing because it detected another computer on the network
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  3. #13

    Posts : 107
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    If you have Windows 8.1 Pro, go to gpedit.msc

    then Computer configuration > Administrative templates > Windows Components > Home Group > Prevent the computer from joining a home group

    then restart

    I never EVER see the Home Group icon

    If you don't have Windows 8.1 Pro and have no acces to gpedit.msc

    then this will work for sure

    How to remove the Home Group icon in Windows 8.1 - Tweak Arena Forums
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  4. #14

    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Thanks I will give that a try next time it comes on, it only happens every once in a while but the next time I do I will try that.
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  5. #15

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    If you don't use homegroup you can disable the services ( + R and type services.msc). That also works after reboot.
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