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Windows 7: Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

10 Dec 2011   #1
Merriman85

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85


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10 Dec 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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