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Windows 7: Can't leave Homegroup. i've tried it all with no succses...

30 Nov 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You could try this on the old computer that cannot connect to a homegroup. Why can't I access my homegroup?


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30 Nov 2011   #12

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Alright, I'm a little confused. The first picture you posted, is that of the old computer that still belongs to the old homegroup that no longer has the host computer? (yes) The second picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup? (yes) The third picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup with the services off? (No, the third picture is of the newly formatted computer after creating a new homegroup. I'm able to create a new homegroup when the old homegroup computer is off.)
I'm sorry about the mess. Thank you very much for the patience you rock guys
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30 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doros View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Alright, I'm a little confused. The first picture you posted, is that of the old computer that still belongs to the old homegroup that no longer has the host computer? (yes) The second picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup? (yes) The third picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup with the services off? (No, the third picture is of the newly formatted computer after creating a new homegroup. I'm able to create a new homegroup when the old homegroup computer is off.)
I'm sorry about the mess. Thank you very much for the patience you rock guys
Okay, that makes sense. Try my above post and see if it fixes your problem. I did some research and found some people in similar situations that were directed to the link I provided.

My research: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...f-2ea70c0c89b0

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...2-34cde3d39168
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30 Nov 2011   #14

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Tried it right now. It does the same thing as the troubleshooter in the homegroup menu, it does not diagnose the problem, and therefore cannot fix it.
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30 Nov 2011   #15

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Alright, I'm looking into how to remove it for you manually. Give me a few minutes.
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30 Nov 2011   #16

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Thank you!
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30 Nov 2011   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Just to make sure I am not missing any steps in troubleshooting your problem, is your network on that computer still set up as a home network and not a public network? Actually...I have an idea.

1. Click Start Menu
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Network and Internet
4. Click Network and Sharing Center
5. Click Home Network
6. Change to Public Network
7. Click Homegroup in the bottom left corner
8. See if you can now leave the homegroup.
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30 Nov 2011   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

If the above does not work, you can access the passkey by:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click Command Prompt
5. Click Run As Administrator
6. Type "%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Homegroup /page passkey" (without quotes) into the command prompt and press enter

Also, if you would prefer to get rid of the homegroup rather than find its password, try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup and see if that allows you to remove the homegroup.
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01 Dec 2011   #19

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Just to make sure I am not missing any steps in troubleshooting your problem, is your network on that computer still set up as a home network and not a public network? Actually...I have an idea.

1. Click Start Menu
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Network and Internet
4. Click Network and Sharing Center
5. Click Home Network
6. Change to Public Network
7. Click Homegroup in the bottom left corner
8. See if you can now leave the homegroup.
Still Does not give me the option to leave the homegroup.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If the above does not work, you can access the passkey by:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click Command Prompt
5. Click Run As Administrator
6. Type "%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Homegroup /page passkey" (without quotes) into the command prompt and press enter

Also, if you would prefer to get rid of the homegroup rather than find its password, try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup and see if that allows you to remove the homegroup.
I have achieved the homegroup password with the command prompt, but when I insert it on the other computer it tells me "HomeGroup encounter an error". When I go through the troubleshooter it still does not help.

I've also tried the clean start up, but I still don't have the option to leave the homegroup.
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01 Dec 2011   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doros View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Just to make sure I am not missing any steps in troubleshooting your problem, is your network on that computer still set up as a home network and not a public network? Actually...I have an idea.

1. Click Start Menu
2. Click Control Panel
3. Click Network and Internet
4. Click Network and Sharing Center
5. Click Home Network
6. Change to Public Network
7. Click Homegroup in the bottom left corner
8. See if you can now leave the homegroup.
Still Does not give me the option to leave the homegroup.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
If the above does not work, you can access the passkey by:
1. Click Start Menu
2. Click All Programs
3. Click Accessories
4. Right Click Command Prompt
5. Click Run As Administrator
6. Type "%SystemRoot%\system32\control.exe /name Microsoft.Homegroup /page passkey" (without quotes) into the command prompt and press enter

Also, if you would prefer to get rid of the homegroup rather than find its password, try Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup and see if that allows you to remove the homegroup.
I have achieved the homegroup password with the command prompt, but when I insert it on the other computer it tells me "HomeGroup encounter an error". When I go through the troubleshooter it still does not help.

I've also tried the clean start up, but I still don't have the option to leave the homegroup.
I am still trying to find a way to leave manually. I found one, but I do not have the permissions to make the change even as an administrator. I may have to try in Safe Mode and get back to you.
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