OZLAN Technical Services

Windows 7 Remove Homegroup

  1. Open Computer and right-click on "Homegroup" icon present in Navigation pane and select "Change HomeGroup Settings".
  2. Now click on "Leave the homegroup..." link given at bottom.
  3. It'll ask for confirmation, click on "Leave the homegroup" button.
  4. After that, close Explorer window. Now type services.msc in RUN or Startmenu Searchbox and press Enter. It'll open "Services" window.
  5. Here look for following 2 services: HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider. Once you find them, double-click on each and change the "Startup type" to Disabled. Apply the changes and exit from Services window.
  6. That's it. It'll permanently disable "HomeGroup" feature and its icon will also be removed from Windows Explorer:

Purge Windows Update Cache - Windows 7 Failing to Update

  1. Open Command Prompt by Start -> type “cmd“; right-click and Run as Administrator
  2. On the Command Prompt, type “net stop wuauserv“. This is done so that you will terminate the windows automatic update service to allow you to delete the cache files
  3. Type “cd /d %windir%” This takes you to the Windows directory
  4. Type “rd /s SoftwareDistribution“ This command deletes the directory and all sub files and directories. Wait a few seconds… and the cache has been purged.
  5. Type “net start wuauserv“ This restarts the windows automatic update service.
  6. Close the Command window
  7. Reboot and try to run your updates again.