How to remove the HomeGroup icon from Windows 8 Desktop (bug fix)

Sean Doyle

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Cyber Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.

10 Responses

  1. Glenn Heaton says:

    Win 7 monthly update (Jan. 18) which did not install cleanly caused icon to appear. Still clearing!

  2. Brandon says:

    I’m a windows 10 user and it just randomly appeared. Why?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you so much for this helpful post! Your instructions were so clear and easy to execute to solve this problem!

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am a Windows 8.1 user, and it just happened to me. This did fix the bug for now, but who knows if it may happen again. Regardless, its not just a Windows 8 issue. In fact, I noticed Windows 7 users griping.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks worked great

  6. Person says:

    i am writing this again because i am not sure if the first one processed correctly. Is this a real fix or a temporary one.

    • Sean Doyle says:

      Not sure what happened to your comment, there is a strict filter set.

      This is a normal bug, this will fix it. If it happens again, try this step again.

      If you have not updated Windows, make sure to do so… Update to 8.1 if you want.

      Future Windows updates should stop this bug from occurring.

  7. lorax says:

    thank you for the simple instructions.

  8. Anonymous says:

    thanks I was really worried i had a virus!

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