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Windows 7: Ghost Homegroup

01 Jun 2010   #1

7 Ult x64
 
 
Ghost Homegroup

I created a homegroup on my computer. Since then I have reinstalled my OS and the Homegroup is still visible. I cannot create a new one since one already exists on this network. But I can't disable it because the PC "doesn't exist", or really is just named something else. How can I get this to go away?

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01 Jun 2010   #2

 

hopefully this thread will help

Homegroup issues
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01 Jun 2010   #3

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmmayer View Post
I created a homegroup on my computer. Since then I have reinstalled my OS and the Homegroup is still visible. I cannot create a new one since one already exists on this network. But I can't disable it because the PC "doesn't exist", or really is just named something else. How can I get this to go away?
A single particular rogue file seems to cause this problem. Follow the post below which should help you to leave that Homegroup. After that you can create a new one.

If you want to create a new Homegroup you might want to go through the list below and check to make sure that everything is set up correctly as in the second link below.

Homegroup Not Working

http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-to-homegroup/
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02 Jun 2010   #4

7 Ult x64
 
 

Ok so now it lets me create a new homegroup, but ipv6 has been uninstalled from device manager. It exists in the properties GUI of my wireless connection but not in DM.
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02 Jun 2010   #5

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If IPv6 wasn't working there would be no way for you to create a Homegroup.

You can check for Ipv6 functionality by typing ipconfig /all then "enter" into the command prompt. the IPv6 address should be showing up there for you under the Toredo tunneling Pseudo interface.
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04 Jun 2010   #6

7 Ult x64
 
 

Ipv6 is not showing there, or in the device manager. Is there a way to reinstall it? All the info I can find is for Vista and does not work.
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04 Jun 2010   #7

 

you can reinstall your network driver back

If the driver only available for vista,you can try compatibility mode for vista
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05 Jun 2010   #8

7 Ult x64
 
 

ok thanks ill try that too.
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06 Jun 2010   #9

7 Ult x64
 
 

Driver was available for all operating systems. Windows automatically installs the driver at restart and the problem does not disappear. So... I reinstalled my operating system. Full reinstall, formatted the hard drive etc. Once I got the system back up I checked homegroup and I was allowed finally to create a new homegroup. As soon as I tried to connect my other computers to the homegroup the whole thing went back to square 1. Uninstalled and reinstalled the wireless adapter driver and now there is an "issue with the driver" and wireless connection does not work. UGGGG
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06 Jun 2010   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tmmayer View Post
Ipv6 is not showing there, or in the device manager. Is there a way to reinstall it? All the info I can find is for Vista and does not work.

If the IPv6 address isn't showing up when you do an ipconfig there is no way that Homegroups is going to work for you. Exactly which router, model number and version number, are using trying to use for this?
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