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[Question] Tweak :: Remove HomeGroup from Explorer and Disabling Services

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Does the 'Remove HomeGroup from Explorer' tweak simply remove the icon from explorer view or does it also disable the related services HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider services?

 

 

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I believe that 'tweak' just removes the references to the HomeGroup in Explorer.  As for the services, you would have to manually tweak those to disabled, or remove the "HomeGroup" package from the source (could be problematic with dependencies).

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Does the 'Remove HomeGroup from Explorer' tweak simply remove the icon from explorer view or does it also disable the related services HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider services?

Just removes the icon from explorer view.

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I believe that 'tweak' just removes the references to the HomeGroup in Explorer.  As for the services, you would have to manually tweak those to disabled, or remove the "HomeGroup" package from the source (could be problematic with dependencies).

 

Thank you for your response crashfly. With respect to related services I will go with your first suggestion and disable the services via Win Toolkit. I'm not a big fan of removing components from a Win 7 source. 

 

Just removes the icon from explorer view.

 

Thanks for confirming Lego. Makes sense that the tweak removes the reference in Explorer. From what I can tell disabling the two HomeGroup services will also remove the reference from Explorer. You may want to include that in the Tweaks description in your future release of Win Toolkit.

 

Best Regards.

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Sorry, What I meant to say was that, maybe you could add to the description '...Does not disable HomeGroup services...' Anyhow, I think the current description pretty much implies that. Just a suggestion. Best Regards.

It already says "Removes 'HomeGroup' from left panel in explorer"

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