Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: New homegroup created by accident


06 Mar 2012   #1

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

06 Mar 2012   #2

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
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #3

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


06 Mar 2012   #4

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2012   #5

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

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

New homegroup created by accident-homegroup-01.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 New homegroup created by accident




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: New homegroup created by accident
Thread Forum
computer that created HOMEGROUP is no longer working! Network & Sharing
Auto created Homegroup icon on desktop General Discussion
Solved How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup Network & Sharing
Got rid of my overclock on accident PC Custom Builds and Overclocking
Homegroup Created Outside Household on Secured Wireless Network & Sharing
Win 7 saying Homegroup created by Win Vista Network & Sharing
Cannot share new (user created) library on Homegroup Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:23 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33