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Randall Twede
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Joined: Oct 21, 2000
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there is no windows forum like linux and OSX, so i post this here.
this icon just appeared on my desktop. i have no homegroup. why did this icon suddenly show up?


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Steve Luke
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Joined: Jan 28, 2003
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This can come up when you join a network and or configure your network as a 'Home' location. But it also seems to come up randomly (maybe a bug or maybe some side effect of a network state change). Any, you can turn it off:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/windows/3443389/remove-homegroup-icon-from-windows-8/

Steve
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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