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Windows 7: Old Homegroup showing after using Windows Easy Transfer

29 Apr 2012   #1
SleepyD

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Old Homegroup showing after using Windows Easy Transfer

I used Windows easy transfer to move everything to my profile on my new machine. When trying to join or create a homegroup, the one on an older PC shows up. This machine is no longer active. Can anyone tell me how to remove this connection so I can join a homegroup on my current network? Am enclosing a pic of what I see in Homegroups. Thanks you the help.

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29 Apr 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

If you are able to fire up the old machine so that you can remove it from the old homegroup, it (the old homegroup) will no longer exist.

A homegroup cannot exist if no computers belong to it.

If this doesn't work you could try resetting your router as it probably still has some reference to the old homegroup.
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29 Apr 2012   #3
SleepyD

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the welcome and the response seavixen32.

The old PC was re imaged and given to my mother. I performed a Windows easy transfer copying my settings and files to my wife's desktop machine at that time. There is a different homegroup on her desktop and her laptop currently. I recently built the machine I am on now and once again used the windows easy transfer to copy my files and settings. from her desktop to this machine. My network uses dsl for internet, then to pfSense which is connected to a Linksys Gigabit switch which my machine is connected to. A Cisco/Linksys 5 port switch connects to the gigabit switch. The 5-port has her desktop and a Linksys wireless router (with DHCP turned off) which all of our wireless devices connect to. The Linksys wireless has been reset as well as all switches. pfSense is a new install, which was brought online the same time my new desktop was brought online. This homegroup which is causing the issue has never been used on any of this equipment in my network. It was imported using the Windows Easy Transfer somehow.
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30 Apr 2012   #4
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry for the late reply.

Check this Microsoft article then repeat the transfer minus the homegroup files if the old computer is still available.

Windows Easy Transfer - Windows 7 features - Microsoft Windows
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30 Apr 2012   #5
edwar

7 x64
 
 

There is one computer on your network that is, has become, the Master Browser for that LAN. It stores the names of computer on the LAN for X amount of time. This is what you are seeing, this is why that computer shows up. Shut down and restart all computer and it should disappear.
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30 Apr 2012   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The credentials for the rogue Homegroup connection are stored in the credential manager which you can find in the control panel. Choose Credential Manager then choose Windows Credentials then click on the small arrow to the right of the problem credential and choose to remove it.

You may need to leave the Homegroup from all other machines that were involved in the old Homegroup to ensure that it doesn't come back.

The reason for this is because that same credential may still be on one of the old Homegroup machines, as soon as you turn it on the credential will be restored unless all machines leave the original Homegroup.
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04 May 2012   #7
SleepyD

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The credentials for the rogue Homegroup connection are stored in the credential manager which you can find in the control panel. Choose Credential Manager then choose Windows Credentials then click on the small arrow to the right of the problem credential and choose to remove it.

You may need to leave the Homegroup from all other machines that were involved in the old Homegroup to ensure that it doesn't come back.

The reason for this is because that same credential may still be on one of the old Homegroup machines, as soon as you turn it on the credential will be restored unless all machines leave the original Homegroup.

Thanks for the response. I checked the credential manager, but only items was my RDP login to my wife's Dual Core.
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