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Windows 7: Can't join Homegroup

24 Apr 2009   #51
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmisterio View Post
I just followed these instructions to the tee and on the computer that is trying to join the homegroup I get "incorrect password". I even changed the password and still couldn't connect.
Password change propagation gets better in 7077 and appears entirely fixed in the RC that was just leaked. If you want to try the new version, send me a private message.


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24 Apr 2009   #52
mmisterio

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Password change propagation gets better in 7077 and appears entirely fixed in the RC that was just leaked. If you want to try the new version, send me a private message.
I am using 7100 and I can't get Homegroup to work
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24 Apr 2009   #53
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmisterio View Post
I am using 7100 and I can't get Homegroup to work
OK, first we need to make sure that both boxes are setup to use network type "home". Next we need to make sure a homegroup is created on one box and the files are shared correctly. Then we go to the other box and try to see if it detects that homegroup. That's where we start.
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24 Apr 2009   #54
mmisterio

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
OK, first we need to make sure that both boxes are setup to use network type "home". Next we need to make sure a homegroup is created on one box and the files are shared correctly. Then we go to the other box and try to see if it detects that homegroup. That's where we start.
okay i will type another reply in 2 minutes after i do all this
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24 Apr 2009   #55
mmisterio

 
 

okay in the Network and Sharing Center, under View your active networks both are set to "Home network.

I have the homegroup created on my desktop and the laptop which is wirelessly connected, can see the homegroup I created on the desktop.
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24 Apr 2009   #56
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

It can "see" like here in Explorer?
Can't join Homegroup-1.jpg
Or where? Screenshot if it's hard to explain...


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24 Apr 2009   #57
mmisterio

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
It can "see" like here in Explorer?
Attachment 8835
Or where? Screenshot if it's hard to explain...
I can't connect my laptop to the homegroup it sees that my desktop created. it says password is incorrect.

My desktop created a homegroup
My laptop tries to connect to homegroup but incorrect password.
The password is 100% identical.
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24 Apr 2009   #58
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmisterio View Post
I can't connect my laptop to the homegroup it sees that my desktop created. it says password is incorrect.
Run the homegroup troubleshooter, it'll do some stuff and ask you what you were trying to do. Then lie to it and tell it you were trying to create a homegroup. Do so. Then go back to the first computer and join it.
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24 Apr 2009   #59
mmisterio

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Run the homegroup troubleshooter, it'll do some stuff and ask you what you were trying to do. Then lie to it and tell it you were trying to create a homegroup. Do so. Then go back to the first computer and join it.
Computer 1 created a homegroup.

Computer 2 keeps getting password incorrect message and can't connect to homegroup.

I did troubleshooter with Computer 2 and it says PROBLEM FOUND: YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO A HOMEGROUP.

I can't create a hoemgroup on computer 2 because it sees the homegroup in computer 1.
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24 Apr 2009   #60
baarod

El Capitan / Windows 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mmisterio View Post
I can't create a hoemgroup on computer 2 because it sees the homegroup in computer 1.
Sure you can if you follow my instructions above. Run the troubleshooter etc. This is the trick.
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