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

29 Nov 2011   #1
doros

windows 7 32bit
 
 
Can't leave Homegroup. i've tried it all with no succses...

Hello everybody!
So here is the deal: i had two computers connected to the same homegroup. The computer which i started the homegroup on got formatted and reinstalled.
Now i cant leave the old homegroup with the other computer, and the formated one cant join the old homegroup because i don't remember the homegroup password.

When i go to the Homegroup screen it shows me this:
-homegroup.jpg

How do i leave the homegroup so i could connect to the new one?

Thank you!




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29 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Doros, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but your screenshot was broken. Could you upload a new one?

Are you able to change the password for the homegroup on the other computer, then join the homegroup from the formatted one?
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29 Nov 2011   #3
doros

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hey there Brink,
Sorry for the broken image...
I cannot change the password whatsoever, windows does not give me any options; I can't leave the homegroup or change any settings, I'm stuck in the middle.
Thank you for the reply and guidance.
BTW I'm sorry for my English, havenít practice it for a while.
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29 Nov 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

What happens when you click on the link in the message to start the HomeGroup troubleshooter? The troubleshooter may be able to help.
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30 Nov 2011   #5
doros

windows 7 32bit
 
 

When I hit the troubleshooter it suggest some network fixing issues, but does not really fix the problem. I really need the homegroup, and I don't want to format the computer, but seems to me the only solution
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30 Nov 2011   #6
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Have you tried turning off the firewall on the two machines you are trying to connect?

Edit: It appears to me that your computer is trying to find a new Homegroup and has already left the old one. If you disable the firewall on both machines, the machine that is unable to find the Homegroup at this time may pick up the other computer's Homegroup to join.
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30 Nov 2011   #7
doros

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Ive tried it no with no success.
The computer is still in a homegroup. The formatted computer shows me this:
-homegroup.jpg
so the other computer still connected to the old homegroup, but i cant leave it.
How can I leave the homegroup? Ive tried deleting C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking


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30 Nov 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Doros,

As a test, stop and disable the HomeGroup Listner and HomeGroup Provider services on the computer that you do not want to be part of a homegroup. Afterwards, see if you may be able to create a new homegroup on the formatted computer. If so, create it, then start and set the services back to Automatic on the other computer to see if you may be able to now join the homegroup created on the formatted computer.
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30 Nov 2011   #9
doros

windows 7 32bit
 
 

When I disable these services I still cannot create a new homegroup on the formatted computer, but when the other computer is off I can create a new homegroup.
After I turn the the other computer on, the formatted one shows me this in homegroup menu:
-home1.jpg
While the other still shows the note in my first post.


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30 Nov 2011   #10
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

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? The second picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup? The third picture is of the newly formatted computer that has yet to join a homegroup with the services off?
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