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Windows 7: Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end

23 Nov 2011   #11

Win7 64 bit Home Prem

So .... no one has any other ideas?

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23 Nov 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Obviously not, I'm sure they would have posted by now if they had.
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23 Nov 2011   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Do you get an error number with that message? "Error code 0x80630801"?

This technet forum has a possible fix:

Basically though, on your laptops, delete the hidden file: idstore.sst
from: \windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Then probably reboot the laptop. Deleting the file may require admin privs.
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24 Nov 2011   #14

Win7 64 bit Home Prem

No error code.

The "delete bridge" solution from the URL didn't work either since there was no bridge to delete.

I deleted the idstore.sst files as well. I even deleted everything in that folder and it still didn't work. There were new idstore.sst files created, but the laptops still couldn't connect.

All it says is that the computer can't connect due to an error and that I can't try to have the troubleshooter look for a fix.

I'm so very frustrated. The laptops know there's a Homegroup that was created by the desktop. If they know there's a Homegroup and who created it, why can't the desktop verify the password and allow the laptops to join?

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11 Dec 2011   #15

Win7 64 bit Home Prem

shameless BUMP
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12 Dec 2011   #16

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

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