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Windows 7: Ho do I set up a new Homegroup?

07 Sep 2013   #1
CaptainSEO

 
 
Ho do I set up a new Homegroup?

Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?


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07 Sep 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainSEO View Post
Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?
At this point it's usually best to leave the old Homegroup from all other machines in the network then create a new Homegroup, then rejoin the new Homegroup from all other machines using the new password that was generated when you set up the new Homegroup. :)

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09 Sep 2013   #3
CaptainSEO

 
 

Thanks. I thought I had left the Homegroup on all computers, but I forgot the HTPC - sorted now.
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