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Windows 7: IPv6

09 Oct 2010   #1

Windos 7 Home Premium

I have set up a HomeGroup on one laptop and then I tried to connect to the same HomeGroup on my second laptop.

On the second computer I entered the correct password but was then told that IPv6 must first be enabled. I have verified that the box next to IPv6 is checked on both computers.

What is the problem and how do I proceed from here?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

This is a common problem, please follow the steps below to fix this problem.

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

2. Verify relevant services
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
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:


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.

Source> HomeGroup get an error of must have IPv6 enabled
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2010   #3

Windos 7 Home Premium

Thanks for that.

All done now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

10 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Easy enough oldun, thanks for reporting back in.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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