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Windows 7: Can't get homegroup to work

02 Jun 2010   #1
caryno

windows 7
 
 
Can't get homegroup to work

I set it up on my desktop no problem. When I go to my laptop I can never get to the Join screen only the create a new homegroup.

I have windows 7 on both computers.

Any help is appreciated!


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03 Jun 2010   #2
caryno

windows 7
 
 

Everything checks out until here...
how do I get to this part?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters
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03 Jun 2010   #3
caryno

windows 7
 
 

Got there....I don't see the
In the right pane, right-click on DisabledComponents and select Modify. Make sure the value is set to 0. If it’s set to anything else like FF, IPv6 was turned off.
There is a "Defaut" type REG_ SZ"with no value set

is that where I need to sdjust the value to 0

would attach a screen shot but seems I can't
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03 Jun 2010   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If there isn't a Disabled components key you need to create one by right clicking into the right pane and click on "new" then choose DWORD 32 bit value, then type in Disabled components and set the value to zero like in the picture below. This only ensures that IPv6 is enabled but it may not be the problem you have having.

It might also help to join the Homegroup from an wired eithernet connection instead of wireless then change back to wireless once you join the Homegroup.

You can also try delating the file below on both machines to fix this problem which might help you to join the Homegroup.
The fix seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Make sure the time/date settings are in sync "the same" on both machines and that you have obtained all important Windows updates. You might also need to uninstall your A/V software or third party firewall if using any on both machines for the time being.

The following services may also need to be set to "automatic" in services.msc for Homegroup networking to function properly. To get there type services.msc then hit enter into where it says "search programs and files" lower left on the task bar.

Slowly scroll through the list and set to automatic the following services>, DNS Client, Function Discovery Resource Publication, SSDP Discovery, and UPnP Device Host.


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03 Jun 2010   #5
caryno

windows 7
 
 

Dont have this older under local service

AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
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03 Jun 2010   #6
caryno

windows 7
 
 

Thank you for all your help. Unfortunately after all this the other computer still doesn't see the homegroup. I guess I need to get someone in to figure it out.
Thank you again
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