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Windows 7: Homegroup Ipv6 problem

02 Oct 2010   #1
Paffo

Windows home premium 32 bit
 
 
Homegroup Ipv6 problem

I have been attempting to set up a Homegroup but every time I try, I get a message stating that "Ipv6 must be enabled in order to join or setup a Homegroup". When I check my network connection properties, Ipv6 is checked which I assume means it's enabled. Can anyone give me some direction what to do or look for to allow me to set up a homegroup?? I'm using an open DNS. Could that be the problem???


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02 Oct 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

This page should help you to fix that particular problem but I'll repost here just to make it easier for you. Open DNS shouldn't be a problem.

HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled

1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.

2. Verify relevant services
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a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
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a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters

c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, let's move on the next steps.

d. Double click the "DisabledComponents" registry key and modify the value to 0.

(If the key doesn't exist, please create the key above and assign the value 0)

e. Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

After doing this procedure if you have any more problems setting up your Homegroup this Homegroup trouble shooter should help.
http://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-7/wi...-to-homegroup/
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03 Oct 2010   #3
Paffo

Windows home premium 32 bit
 
 

Hello,
Many thanks. It worked perfectly. Homegroup was set up with no problem after restart.

Thanks again for your help

Paffo
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03 Oct 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You are welcome Paffo, glad I could help.
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24 Nov 2010   #5
sasabadawy

64 bit windows 7
 
 

thanks very much
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25 Nov 2010   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sasabadawy View Post
thanks very much
Must have worked for you also sasabadawy. Thanks for reporting back in.
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