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Windows 7: Home Group not cooperating

31 Jan 2013   #1
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 
Home Group not cooperating

Installed win8 and now trying to connect to my win7 machine. Win7 status is: connection internet, joined, local area connection. Win8 status is internet, not joined, local area connection. So I set up a homegroup on Win 8, have a password etc. Went to win7 and tried to "reset" the home group connection there. Got error messages, " Cannot leave home group and Cannot remove your computer from Home Group" The win 8 error message initially (trying to connect to W7) was "type in the user name and password??" Have no idea what that might be, assuming that is for the Win7 home group initial setup long ago. Hence trying to reset it. Other error messages (win7) during this whole process is " Peer network resolution protocal service PNRP or peer network .. service is not (P2pimsvc) running. Also, Peer networking Grouping service is not running". I have most of the settings to ON, network discovery, sharing etc. This kinda stuff reminds me back in the days trying to get a HDD recognized by # cylinders, sectors etc. Right now trying to do a discovery just times out after 3 minutes or so, even thought the windows says may take as much as 90 seconds. If it matters, all machines connect to internet no problems, and the two machines are connected via a network switch


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02 Feb 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The following link should help you to resolve this ongoing problem.

Homegroup Not Working

Many other Homegroup problems can be solved by going through the steps in the link.
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek
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07 Mar 2013   #3
meebers

Windows 7 Professional X64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Have been going after it for a couple of weeks, I kinda gave up on the problem. Today, did a fresh start, did some more reading etc and was able to solve the network problem. Key was to find and delete the idstore.sst file. I did do a search for the file but the puter could not find it (show hidden files was checked) then just did the manual search down thru the link provided and there it was.
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07 Mar 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

thanks for reporting your solution and good job on fixing it.
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08 Mar 2013   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meebers View Post
Have been going after it for a couple of weeks, I kinda gave up on the problem. Today, did a fresh start, did some more reading etc and was able to solve the network problem. Key was to find and delete the idstore.sst file. I did do a search for the file but the puter could not find it (show hidden files was checked) then just did the manual search down thru the link provided and there it was.
Yes the Idstore.sst file problem is so common that I made a special page just for it that. The page shows about every way possible to fix this problem. I posted it first because I figured that was what you required to fix this ongoing problem.

Homegroup Not Working

The problem it causes is that you won't be able to leave the Homegroup in order to create a new one. Once the file is deleted you can leave the Homegroup and your good to go.

I'm glad the link was helpful in solving your problem.
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