Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: New PC replaces Homegroup host, but won't let me join

14 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
New PC replaces Homegroup host, but won't let me join

I originally set up a Homegroup from a PC I have now replaced. My new PC recognises that there is a Homegroup, but won't let me join - it says the password is wrong.

Of course, I can't see the password because I can't join ...

"There's a hole in my bucket ..."

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Apr 2011   #2
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Can you log in to one of the other computers that are part of the original Home Group and get the password there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

I know the password, but as the "server" for the Homegroup is not connected, I guess that Windows doesn't.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 New PC replaces Homegroup host, but won't let me join

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
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...
Network & Sharing
no join a homegroup
hi everybody, i hope i can find solutions to this problem. we have 7 computers in the house, a notebook and 6 desktops. all pcs are running windows 7 home premium, 4 of which has dual core processor and 2 have i3 core processors and the notebook is running windows 8. we also have a router and...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end
I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly. All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks. All are connected to a Home network. All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup
I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and...
Network & Sharing
Can't Join HomeGroup
I've read several posts about this already but nothing has helped. I recently upgraded my vista desktop so I could use HomeGroup with my laptop. Both computers are now running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. At the moment, they are both plugged into my Belkin Play N600 Wireless Dual band N...
Network & Sharing
Age of Conquerors - can't host or join anymore
hello, i just installed windows 7 a few days ago. today i tried to host or join an ip-game "Age of Conquerors" over the internet (igz) and it won't work. if i host, others can't join, and if others host i can't join. i also tried to disable the windows firewall, but it did not help. before...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:13.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App