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Windows 7: Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

04 May 2014   #1
Korenth

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?


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04 May 2014   #2
oneextraid

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.
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04 May 2014   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Korenth View Post
The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?
Hello Korenth,

Certain chipset's won't be able to join an existing Homegroup although in most cases you can simply leave the Homegroup on all machines then create a new Homegroup on the machine that isn't able to join, then rejoin the new Homegroup from all the other machines.
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