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Windows 7: Remove a old homegroup?

13 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Remove a old homegroup?


I recently Formatted and re-installed my copy of windows 7 which had a home group with me, my sister and daddys laptop running in it and now when I'm trying to create a new one it refuses to let me do so since the old one somehow still is up and running instead of creating a new one, along with a password that is inaccessible without the old installation.

we got a printer connected to my computer and my sister and dad would like to be able to print out via the network like they used to which they no longer can since they are told that the host no longer exists which i understand since i re-installed my copy and changed computer name

So my question is how to i remove the old home group from our computers so i can create a new one with the current installation and share the files and printers we have.


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13 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You will need to leave the Homegroup on which ever machines have the old Homegroup is installed on. The link below shows you how.
Homegroup - Leave

After you leave the Homegroup on both machines you can create a new one.
Homegroup - Create

Then join the new Homegroup.
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

You might need to uninstall any type of A/V software before it will work correctly.

The Homegroup trouble shooter covers most problems that you might encounter along the way.
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