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Windows 7: New homegroup created by accident

06 Mar 2012   #1
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 
New homegroup created by accident

I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.

So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?


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06 Mar 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.

Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.

Leave a homegroup
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06 Mar 2012   #3
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.

So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.

Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.

Leave a homegroup
I do apologize for any confusion, I had already found that info. I thought I was clear, that the new computer build has created a new homegroup. I don't have the option to leave this homegroup. Ex: Old homegroup - ABCD, password - 123456. New computer build w/ new homegroup - EFGH, new homegroup password - 789012. So 5 computers are on the old, which I want to keep and the new build is now part of it's own homegroup. The only homegroup I want to leave is the new build homegroup, however I do not have this as an option.
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06 Mar 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

In that case all I can suggest is a system restore to a point before the new homegroup was created if indeed one (restore point) exists.
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06 Mar 2012   #5
DavidE

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

You don't see the "Leave the homegroup..." option on that PC ?

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