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Windows 7: Homegroup issue

29 Mar 2010   #21

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonschild View Post
Chev! thank you for coming by my thread again. As suggested by Carl I tried disabling the AV but it still didn't work. I am using Avast on all my machines here at home so again it would be strange that it would only bother one of them and not the others. I will try uninstalling it from that machine and rejoining the homegroup to see if that helps. I am not using a firewall currently because I was trying to get the network all set before installing them. I hope that the uninstall works because this is just a pain in the arse. Will post back in a little while with results of test .

Thanks for all your help guys, you are making this experience less stressful by helping me work it out.

So I tried uninstalling the AV, was a whole process of booting in safe mode to get rid of Avast. Kind of a pain in the butt, however it was removed and computer was restarted after leaving the homegroup. Rebooted in normal mode to rejoin Homegroup with the same results as before......what the heck is going on here!!
Try going through this Homegroup trouble shooting list. It's usually something simple that is causing this type of problem. Don't skip the part about the registry settings or the time sync problem. :)

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29 Mar 2010   #22

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try going through this Homegroup trouble shooting list. It's usually something simple that is causing this type of problem. Don't skip the part about the registry settings or the time sync problem. :)

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
I will check that out when I get home, at work right now. I'll make sure not to skip any of the parts too.
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