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Windows 7: HomeGroup Icon from H***

08 Jul 2010   #1

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 
HomeGroup Icon from H***

Six months ago, I installed an HP pc for a friend and it has Windows 7 Home on it.
Today I went back for a tune-up and he was complaining about this "Home Group" icon on the desktop. It wasn't there six months ago when I first set up the PC.
It's not a shortcut and it cannot be moved to a different location on the screen, or moved into a folder or deleted.
It's not even shown in the Desktop icons folder.
He doesn't know when, how, why or where it came from but it's bugging him to death.

Without totally screwing up Win-7, is there an easy way to get rid of that Icon?

The Doctor

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08 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can this "ghost icon" actually be used? You say it's not a shortcut?
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08 Jul 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Doctor,

This may be able to get rid of that HomeGroup desktop icon for you.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 Jul 2010   #4

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

Shawn,
That thread was two pages of some very convoluted posts and I'm still not sure what actually got rid of the icon.
Can you give me the Readers Digest condensed version.

I have to put it in a form that I can email to my friend, so it has to be very straight forward.

Sorry to be such a pain.

Doc
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08 Jul 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Doc,

How about the tutorial as the 1st post on the 1st page that shows you how to.
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09 Jul 2010   #6

Windows XP-Pro-SP3, Windows 7
 
 

I found it....I got it....the .reg file is downloaded.
I use many .reg files for tweaking and tuning windows
so I'm no stranger to their use. I didn't know the solution
to the problem would be something so simple.

My sincere apologies for being such a pain.

I and my friend thank you for the help.

The Doctor
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09 Jul 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, it's no problem Doc. You're most welcome.
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