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Windows 7: Reset homegroup

01 Sep 2012   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Reset homegroup

I had a network with 1 home group. The primary computer that housed the Home Group I did a clean install on. I installed Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. The other computers on the network are wirelessly connected laptops.

I did not unjoin the laptops from the home group before I did the clean install. I have subsequently un joined all the laptops.

When I go into Home Group on the newly installed Windows computer it says that " Brian on the-core has already created a homegroup would you like to join it. " the-core is the name of the computer that I did the clean install on that originally had the Home Group. Obviously that home group is no longer in existence. How do I erase the settings that are telling the computer in the network that there is a homegroup in existence when there is not?

Hopefully that makes sense. Thanks in advance

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01 Sep 2012   #2

windows 7 ultimate x64

It turned out there was one computer on the network that I had forgotten to UNjoin. As soon as I did that, miraculously the primary clean computer read "there's no homegroup on the network" - problem SOLVED!

Some other posts suggested to delete files from:
(make sure to have hide hidden files unchecked)

(I didn't even have that directory, but may help others in the future)
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14 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7/32 bit & Windows 8/64 bit

I think I have the exact same problem, I've been trying to delete preference files on the new computer, created a new account to replace a buggy old account and the other computer on the network (Windows 7) has homegroup with the old account info. I've been trying to start Peer Name Resolution Protocol with a resulting error saying :
Windows could not start the Peer Name Resolution Protocol service on Local Computer. Error 0x80630203: Unable to access a key.
Did you have to reboot both machines for it to resolve your problem? I unJoined the homegroup, but I still get the error.
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