When you are using a device loaded with Windows 10, the HomeGroup icon may need to be added or removed depending on your preference. The above actions, however, require that you browse and update the registry of the program. For the average user, this may be a handful but there is no other method around it. Nevertheless, Windows 10 provides the ideal atmosphere for Home Group use. Home Groups come in handy when you have several computers linked in a home network. Even computer libraries within a HomeGroup can be shared by computers. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to add and remove the HomeGroup icon in Windows 10.

Add and remove HomeGroup icon in Windows 10

To add and remove the HomeGroup icon in Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type Regedit in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As you click the OK button, the Registry Editor screen will appear as the following image is showing.

Navigate to the following path from the left side of the screen.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> WINDOWS -> CurrentVersion -> Explorer -> HideDesktopIcons -> NewStartPanel

As you will click the NewStartPanel, the right pane will show some options as the following image is showing.

Locate {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93} entry at the right pane. If you don’t find it then right click on the NewStartPanel option and choose the New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value option as the following image is showing.

Rename the newly created word as {B4FB3F98-C1EA-428d-A78A-D1F5659CBA93} as follows.

Double click on it and the following dialogue box will appear.

Now put 1 in the Value data textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The homegroup icon will be added. Put value 0 in the Value data textbox to remove the homegroup icon. Restart the computer to apply this change.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to add or remove the HomeGroup icon in Windows 10.

How to add and remove the HomeGroup icon in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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