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Work Group Icon randomly appears

  1. #1


    Canon City
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit

    Work Group Icon randomly appears


    So every once in a while when I boot up there is a work group icon on the desktop which I cannot delete. The only way I can remove the icon is to reboot. What is the icon coming up for and is there a way to remove the icon?

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  2. #2


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    Its a know bug, and no fix. It's not a real problem, just annoying.

    Jim
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    Its a know bug, and no fix. It's not a real problem, just annoying.

    Jim
    What known bug is that. Never heard of this one. Really need more information from the OP regarding this. Along with what they mean by "Workgroup" Icon.
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  4. #4


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    This Icon appears on the Desktop at various times. Has been posted before with no explanation as why it happens.

    Click image for larger version

    Jim
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Never have had it happened in the five years that I have used Windows 7 & Windows 8.x. Must be a unknown one that those of us that have been around computers a long time, that only a select few know about.
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  6. #6


    Covington, La
    Posts : 1,184
    Windows 7 HP 64bit, Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64BIT


    It just stared since 8.1 so yes it is something new.

    Jim
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  7. #7


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
    It just stared since 8.1 so yes it is something new.

    Jim
    Jim, I have ran 8.1 since the day it came out to the public. I have never had an issue with the work group icon playing Harry Houdini on any of my machines.

    I have had with XP & Vista, users complain about Icons playing Harry Houdini, but those problems were related to profiles (ie user deleting a group wide icon from the desktop, not realizing it affected other users.) The problem was due to the admin who set up the machines did not realize how to properly set up profiles.

    How they became an admin, strikes me as why they should even be allowed access to the servers and network gear. But that is another topic.

    Now with 8.1 recently, it has been known to have issues with LLTD. The problem being that the workstation forgets or loses dns information on other machines on the network, that have Static IP's.
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  8. #8


    Canon City
    Posts : 249
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 Bit


    Thanks for all the responses, I will just go with it being a bug as I have had this problem on multiple PC's running 8.1 and I am pretty sure I am not the problem on this one, maybe the update coming up here soon will fix the issue.
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  9. #9


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


    It happens on my 8.1 also. I slide it to recycle and do a desktop refresh, gone.
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    win8.1.1 enterprise
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