How to remove Homegroup icon from desktop

ussnorway

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#1
backgroup = I let Tabby install her Sims game and the EA spyware tried to scan my homegroup as part of its install... results in a homegroup icon being placed on the desktop

steps to get rid of this icon;
  • right click a blank bit of desktop and select "Personalise"
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  • goto themes and look for desktop icons on the right... yes if you don't have a wide enough screen then this setting will not appear
(this is a Microsoft product after all)
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  • if there is already a tick in network then select it and untick it but if there isn't already a tick then you have to first select it and click "apply"... the homegroup icon on the desktop will change to a network icon
  • then select it again and untick it, then apply the setting to remove the icon
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#2
Open Control Panel > Personalization, and open Desktop Icon Settings and untick from network settings
apply then ok
 


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