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Windows 7: What does this owner-pc belong to?


26 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
What does this owner-pc belong to?

under my network a second pc comes up besides my named one heres a screen cap



When I click it I get a error saying adding this device to my computer failed windows does not have any network profiles for this device to use and after about 20 minutes it wont show up under network anymore.

Just curious what this is?


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26 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Karizma,

"OWNER-PC" is the computer name of what appears to be a wireless PC or device that is currently connected to your network.

The error you got indicates that you do not have a permission to access this PC or device.

Do you have any PCs or devices that has you used that name for?

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
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26 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

All I have connected besides my pc would be a xbox that wired connected, thought it showing up when my xbox isnt on and my router.

would either of those be it?
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26 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Since you have a router, does it support wireless connections?

If so, then you might go into your router's wireless settings to turn off the wireless radio if you don't use it to prevent anyone else from using it if you don't have it secured.

That could also be the source of the "OWNER-PC" PC/device on your network.
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26 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok thanks, my router can connect wireless and is already passworded so I guess thats whats showing up.

thanks!
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26 Mar 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I don't think it would be your router. Do you have the router's SSID named "OWNER-PC"? If not, then that's not it.

It's more likely either a wireless PC or device named "OWNER-PC" that is connecting wirelessly to your router and showing up on your network.
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26 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I just tried rebooting so owner-pc was showing up because it leaves the list after like 15m and logged into my router manager which is not named owner-pc and its not showing up as currently attached devices just my main pc is.

I have no idea what it could be, since its leaving the network shorting after booting should I worry about it?
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26 Mar 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

If you don't have any wireless devices or PCs that connect to your router, then temporarily turn off the router's wireless radio as a test to see if "OWNER-PC" still shows up in network.
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27 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ok I turned off wireless and owner-pc didnt show up, but when I put it back on and reboot it stopped showing up and now my router is showing under network infrastructure, is it possible that was my router the entire time and it was glitched out somehow and showing as owner-pc?
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27 Mar 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could be, but I would keep an eye on it just in case it may be a neighbor connecting to your wireless.
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