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Windows 7: Can't join Homegroup


15 Aug 2011   #191

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 and 64 biit systems
 
 

I've heard a lot of people say how easy and simple it is to join computers to a home group. However, I see here that a lot of other people are having similar problems to mine.

Problem: Unable to join any of my computers to a home group. The problem exists in both directions. I can create the home group on either computer; the other computers can detect the home group, but cannot join. “Windows cannot create Home Group on this computer.”
PC1 HP Pavilion DV6000 Laptop | Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Service Pack 1
PC2 Dell Inspiron620 Desktop | Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1
PC3 Dell XPS 410 Desktop | Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Service Pack 1

Users:
administrator account on both computers, same password

Network Configuration: D-Link DIR 825 Wireless Router
All computers are in the same "workgroup" and set to "Home network".

Symptoms:
1. Home Group is detected on all computers, but none of the computers are able to join it. For the most part, I receive the ‘Windows cannot create home group on this computer.
Currently, the Dell Inspiron is displaying an ‘incorrect password’ message. I made sure that the password is exactly the same as the computer where the home group was created.
I’ve deleted the idstor.sst file with no results. I’ve stopped and started the home group services to no avail.
I appreciate all of the suggestions in advance.

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17 Aug 2011   #192

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

My issue was caused by my router. Replacing the router was my solution until dd-wrt firmware was compatible with DIR-601. You may have the same issue with your d-link router.
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30 Aug 2011   #193

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Guys, I don't know if this was actually answered, but there's also a problem with the PC names. (I didn't want to read 11 pages )

You must have different PC names.
For changing this or verify go to :

Computer>System Properties>Advanced System Settings.

Under the tab "Computer Name" you should see the Full computer Name. This MUST NOT match the other computer which you were trying to access. If they do, just change one of them by clicking "Change..." and writing a different name where it says "Computer name"

Reboot, and that shall do it .
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30 Aug 2011   #194

Windows 8.1 (Update 1) Both Machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Terrain View Post
I've heard a lot of people say how easy and simple it is to join computers to a home group. However, I see here that a lot of other people are having similar problems to mine.

Problem: Unable to join any of my computers to a home group. The problem exists in both directions. I can create the home group on either computer; the other computers can detect the home group, but cannot join. “Windows cannot create Home Group on this computer.”
PC1 HP Pavilion DV6000 Laptop | Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Service Pack 1
PC2 Dell Inspiron620 Desktop | Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1
PC3 Dell XPS 410 Desktop | Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit Service Pack 1

Users:
administrator account on both computers, same password

Network Configuration: D-Link DIR 825 Wireless Router
All computers are in the same "workgroup" and set to "Home network".

Symptoms:
1. Home Group is detected on all computers, but none of the computers are able to join it. For the most part, I receive the ‘Windows cannot create home group on this computer.
Currently, the Dell Inspiron is displaying an ‘incorrect password’ message. I made sure that the password is exactly the same as the computer where the home group was created.
I’ve deleted the idstor.sst file with no results. I’ve stopped and started the home group services to no avail.
I appreciate all of the suggestions in advance.
Make sure to read the post I just made. You need to verify that the three computers you are using have different PC names. This happened with my laptop and netbook. Hope that it helps .
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29 Sep 2011   #195

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
This worked for me!

Windows 7 HomeGroup not working? Try these quick fixes | News | TechRadar UK

Number 9
on the list worked for me. I tried it on my laptop which couldn't see my desktop, then once I was finished it worked just fine.

Be sure to leave the Homegroup first, then clear the folder contents. Join the Homegroup again, give it a minute to share it's contents, and then give it a shot. Hopefully this works for others!! Took me a few days to find it.
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17 Jun 2012   #196

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I was unable to join a Homegroup on my netbook, and found no help anywhere, but stumbled on a solution. on my own. Here is what fixed my homegroup problem.




Go to Control Panel and click on Adminstrative Tools
Scroll down and click on Services
Scroll down and right click on Homegroup Provider Service.
Click on Start the Service....

If got this messsage:


“Windows could not start Homegroup Provider Service on Local Computer.
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specificied for other services running the same process.”


Here is what I did next....


Cancel error message and right click on Homegroup Provider Service again.
Scroll down and click on Properties
Click on Logon tab
Click on This Account button
Click on Browse
Click on Advanced
Click on Find Now
Double Click on Local Service
Click on OK
[Local Service then appears in a box on the Logon tab. Beneath it are two boxes with rows of asterixes.]
Delete all of the asterixes then click on Apply, then click on OK.
Right click on Homegroup Provider Service
Click on Start


Homegroup Provider Service then started, and I was able to join a homegroup.
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30 Jul 2012   #197

64 bit
 
 

I know this sounds like a crock of crap, but if the times on the Computers you are linking up are not the same time and date the Homegroup will reject you without any will and will give you the, "Invalid password, password is case-sentive."


I had the problem for a while and Troubleshoot said to change the Date and Time Accordingly, and waaalaaa.
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17 Aug 2012   #198

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

just thought id mention...all computers that are accessing the homegroup must be on the same time zone as well as the router you are using with the homegroup...i had to login to my routers config and change the time zone...here is a pic:


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15 Sep 2012   #199

win 7 64bit
 
 
simple fix

In the 'network and sharing center' screen, look on the right hand side where it says Access type, and next to the HomeGroup: it should say 'Available to Join', click on that.

I tried to join network but nothing worked for me until I saw the above option, it works for me now.
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07 Sep 2013   #200

windows 7 64
 
 

I'm going to read this whole thread but first I want to tell you how I solved it. I got a new mini itx build that I just finished last night and it was running Windows 7 x64. I ran the troubleshooter a million times and it didn't detect any problems with the ip6 protocol (I know that's not the name but I can't remember what its called) or any other problems other than an IP conflict. The solution was easy. I was trying to connect a CAT5e cable to the laptop and the laptop has built in wifi and was connected to my home network. the Mitx desktop I built has no onboard wifi and only the direct connection to the laptop. when I disconnected from the wifi on the laptop the thing worked.

before I was getting a prompt for a username and password even though that setting was turned off. I also could only create a homegroup on the desktop pc but not join anyone else's homegroup. when I did finally was able to create the homegroup on the desktop pc I would try to share a folder on the desktop pc but trying to access it on the laptop would say access denied for whatever reason. what's weird is that I could copy a file from the desktop from the latop from the "public" folder, nothing else. anyways if you have a wifi connection and trying to network with the other pc via cat5 disable your wifi so that the only connection is through cable, I did not have to reboot.
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