Windows 8 Automagic Home Group Icon

Discussion in 'Desktop Customization' started by Trouble, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Don't know if anyone else has seen this but at some point today a brand new and unwanted Home Group icon magically appeared on my otherwise clean and pristine Windows 8 Desktop.
    If you get one and like me, don't want one;
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu
    and or
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel
    and or
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\ClassicStartMenu
    and or
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\HideDesktopIcons\NewStartPanel

    Data Value of 1 = hidden
    Data Value of 0 = not hidden

    EDIT: Reappeared next day after a couple reboots next stop was
    Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFWARE\Microsoft\Wind ows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\
    Key = {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93}
    Deleted, refreshed Desktop, gone. Guess we'll see if this one works permanently.

    Regards
    Randy
     
    #1 Trouble, Mar 12, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 13, 2012
  2. Medico

    Medico Senior Member

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    Just appeared. I will follow the steps outlined above. Weird!

    I changed the dword which did nothing. I then deleted the key from your edit and the icon disappeared. That was indeed strange. Why would that have suddenly appeared? I have been using Win 8 CP almost continuously, and done a complete custom reinstall about a week ago, and this is the first I have seen that. Very weird. Thanks for the info.
     
    #2 Medico, Mar 16, 2012
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