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Windows 7: Homegroup issues


10 Aug 2009   #1

Win7
 
 
Homegroup issues

Hey guys, new here. I'm having a small problem with homegroup.

Basically I set up homegroup on the Windows 7 build 6xxx. There are two other Windows 7 computers on the network using this homegroup.
I since deleted the install and installed the RC1.
However for some odd reason, Windows is still detecting the old homegroup even though the computer that created it no longer exists. And I don't remember the password so I can't join it on my new Windows 7 install.
So Windows 7 is not letting me delete the homegroup, join it (because I forgot the password) or create a new one.

Really confused.. so far i'm not liking the feature.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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10 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnitedWeFall View Post
Hey guys, new here. I'm having a small problem with homegroup.

Basically I set up homegroup on the Windows 7 build 6xxx. There are two other Windows 7 computers on the network using this homegroup.
I since deleted the install and installed the RC1.
However for some odd reason, Windows is still detecting the old homegroup even though the computer that created it no longer exists. And I don't remember the password so I can't join it on my new Windows 7 install.
So Windows 7 is not letting me delete the homegroup, join it (because I forgot the password) or create a new one.

Really confused.. so far i'm not liking the feature.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
okay so you had homegroups for awhile right?
what you have to is tell the other computers to the leave the homegroup....
that should reset the homegroup configuration....

also you should be able to view the password from any computer that has originally joined the HG before...
go to the control panel and click on the HomeGroups icon there you should see this
Homegroup issues-homegroups.png
click on that and should see the password...
if you want them to leave then scroll down alittle lower and you should see the "leave the homegroup" link...
that should remove the computer from that homegroup and once that is done to all the computers then you should be able to create a new one...


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10 Aug 2009   #3

Win7
 
 

Tried all that. On the other computers when I try to leave the homegroup it says "Windows could not remove computer from homegroup".

When I try to view the password, I click "view password....." or whatever it is, and nothing happens.
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10 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnitedWeFall View Post
Tried all that. On the other computers when I try to leave the homegroup it says "Windows could not remove computer from homegroup".

When I try to view the password, I click "view password....." or whatever it is, and nothing happens.
can you post a screenshot of both cases?
if at all possible can you go through the Homegroup troubleshooter?
also it might be good to go and clear some files from here and restarting and see if the issue persits..
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
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10 Aug 2009   #5

Win7
 
 

Deleting those files worked! Thanks a lot.
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10 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UnitedWeFall View Post
Deleting those files worked! Thanks a lot.
Glad you got it working...
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12 Nov 2009   #7

 
 

Hi there, old thread I found whilst googling - intentially bumped because I've got the same problem but deleting those files didn't work for me. My laptop can see that there's a homegroup set up on my PC but I don't know the password.

When I try to change the password on my PC I'm told "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on your computer".
When I try to leave the homegroup I'm told "Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup".

I've also tried disabling the homegroup services to no avail and have switched them back to automatic. IPv6 is enabled on the pc and my router, which I connect to wirelessly. I've tried deleting my wireless network from my PC and reconnecting to it. I am the administrator, and I am connecting with a 'home' profile rather than a public one.

Interestingly I cannot turn on 'file and printer sharing' from the advanced sharing settings options in the network and sharing center, the option is there, I can select it and choose 'save settings' but going back into advanced sharing settings later shows it as turned off again.

Please help! It's such a shiney sexy OS I don't want to go back to XP again. I've taken ages getting this system installed with all my downloaded steam games and absolutely do not want to reinstall 7 again on the offchance reinstalling everything over the course of hours might fix the problem.
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23 Nov 2009   #8

W7
 
 
Homegroup Settings

Hi!

I have joined into this thread because I have the same issue as luttman23. I have a three computer network and had some Homegroup functionality between my laptop and media-pc but could/cannot leave the Homegroup or access the password on my desktop. I have removed the files, turned off my McAfee AV, left the Homegroups on the other two computers, but I get the same results as luttman23 on my desktop.

Interesting, my laptop and media-pc both report that my username on the laptop has already set-up Homegroup, despite the fact that the laptop reported that I had left the homegroup. The laptop will NOT reconnect or join to the Homegroup using the previous password. There is something lurking on the network/computers that needs clearing. Should the C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder and files on all computers be deleted?

Some help would be appreciated.
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11 Dec 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 
same for me

same problem as you guys, impossible to create password for homegroup thus all computers run with 7 and can be seen on the network. Called hot line, no reply without paying!
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11 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Why can’t I access my HomeGroup?

There are several reasons why you can’t access your HomeGroup. Here are the most popular reasons for not being able to connect to your HomeGroup.If none of these troubleshooting tips work, try restarting your computer, or leave and then re-join the HomeGroup.
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