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can't get Windows 7 HomeGroup to work

Q: can't get Windows 7 HomeGroup to work

I spent some time going through previous threads on home group problems but didn't see anything that seems to address my issue.

I once used home group some years ago between my wife's computer and my laptop and had zero problems. I have long since removed that link.

Now I have built a workstation and I can't get it to set up a home group with my laptop

I created a home group on the workstation
I set the Norton Security firewall to Full Trust
I copied/pasted the home group pass word and transferred it in a text file to the laptop (via thumb drive) just so there would be no chance of not getting it right.
I then went to the laptop and put the Norton firewall on Full Trust
I then told the laptop to join the home group, which it sees, using the same password as on the workstation, but it says it can't do that.
It suggested running the network diagnostics, but that showed no problem
It suggested running the network diagnostics on the workstation but that showed no problems either.

Both computers see the other on the network and both computers agree that there is a home group and both computers agree that the laptop can't join the home group.

I've considered kicking the case of the workstation or spitting on the keyboard of the laptop but that just seems spiteful and probably not helpful

What to do ... what to do ...

Thanks for any help.

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A: can't get Windows 7 HomeGroup to work

A long shot but worth to check: Homegroup requires all machines to have exactly the same time, quite often issues like yours can be solved simply by synchronizing the clock on all machines using the same time server.

See this tutorial on our sister site the Vista Forums for instructions, it applies to Windows 7, too: Internet Time Synchronization

Kari

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I just want to know how to get this homegroup work again on my computer that I am running windows 8

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I just want to know how to get this homegroup work again on my computer that I am running windows 8

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After the recent Windows 10 creators update I can't set up or connect to the homegroup. I can't removed the existing homegroup and I can't create a new one. Even the couple of PC's connected to my network that didn't get the update can't connect to the homegroup
now.
When I try and use the password that use to work I keep getting  a message that the Homegroup is not found. I've tried several fixes and utilities that have been suggested and none of these have worked for me. Does anyone know how to get past this issue
with a fix that will actually work?

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

theAdmiral

A:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,

Shawn

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I am frustrated beyond belief. I have spent a minimum of 10 hours attempting to install Homegroup on my Windows 7 and Win 10 machines - 3 desktops ( 1 Win 10; 2 Win 7) and 2 laptops ( 1 Win 10; 1 Win 7).
After reading how simple it was to connect my Windows devices, I followed the very simple instructions on the Microsoft site and (surprise!), I immediately ran into a brick wall. Each machine wanted to be *the* Homegroup machine. After reading some more forum posts, I found out how to remove Homegroup from the wannabies and set up just one desktop as the ?Alpha? machine and how the others could be connected to it.
My next roadblock was that going through the same simple Homegroup set up procedure, every stinking one of the machines I attempted to tie into Alpha did not display the necessary ?Join Now?? option.
Hour after hour was spent reading forums and posts of how others were baffled and stopped and how some fixed their issues. This gave me the chance to venture into settings and system checks I never dreamed of but I diligently pushed forward to ensure my settings were audited and changed if necessary. As a note, I did not find any settings on my machines needed changing. Nothing helped!
So where to go from here? After sleeping on it, the following morning I asked Goggle one more time, WTF was wrong and why was there no ?Join Now?? option showing. Just by pure luck, I noticed one post back in 2011 on a forum that blamed BitDefender for blocking the Homegroup ?Joi... Read more

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Where or how am I supposed to access this HomeGroup in Win7HP? I don't see a Home Group icon anywhere. It's not like XP with the Network Neighborhood where I can see shared files. Thanks.

A:How does this HomeGroup work

Here's a set of tutorials on Homegroups:

How to create a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - CreateHow to join / add a computer to a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - Add Computer or JoinHow to change Homegroup file / sharing settings in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing SettingsHow to change the password to a Homegroup in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change PasswordHow to change a Homegroup password in Windows 7
Homegroup - Change PasswordHow to add / remove a Homegroup desktop icon in Windows 7
HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

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My desktop has a MS account and my portable is a local account. I have set my desktop with a Homegroup PW and have chosen what I would like to share with my portable (following the forum's instructional video). However, I do not know how to proceed from here in order to get the two computers to communicate. Do I have to go to my portable and enter the PW, and if so, how is this done? If not, what do I have to do? Also, I would imagine that once things are set up right, in order to communicate, both computers would have to be on??? Thanks.

A:Help with getting Homegroup to work?

Go to your portable > open File Explorer > left side, click Homegroup > click Join Homegroup > select what you want to share etc etc.......... >Enter password

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My desktop has a MS account and my portable is a local account. I have set my desktop with a Homegroup PW and have chosen what I would like to share with my portable (following the forum's instructional video). However, I do not know how to proceed from here in order to get the two computers to communicate. Do I have to go to my portable and enter the PW, and if so, how is this done? If not, what do I have to do? Also, I would imagine that once things are set up right, in order to communicate, both computers would have to be on??? Thanks.

A:Help with getting Homegroup to work?

Go to your portable > open File Explorer > left side, click Homegroup > click Join Homegroup > select what you want to share etc etc.......... >Enter password

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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!

A:Can't get homegroup to work

Everything checks out until here...
how do I get to this part?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters

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I have two computers running Windows 7 Home Premium: a Dell laptop with a 64 bit operating system and a Gateway desktop with a 32 bit operating system. The desktop is hardwired to the Internet and the laptop connects via a wireless link through the same modem.

I have set up a Homegroup. I can see the network from either computer, in Homegroup, and also on the McAfee "Manage Network" page. The same Homegroup password pops up on each computer.

I can see files in the laptop from the desktop, but when I try to launch Homegroup from the laptop I am advised, "No other Homegroup computers are currently available."

Would anyone have any idea what the problem, might be?

A:Can't Get Homegroup To Work

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ColMac


I have two computers running Windows 7 Home Premium: a Dell laptop with a 64 bit operating system and a Gateway desktop with a 32 bit operating system. The desktop is hardwired to the Internet and the laptop connects via a wireless link through the same modem.

I have set up a Homegroup. I can see the network from either computer, in Homegroup, and also on the McAfee "Manage Network" page. The same Homegroup password pops up on each computer.

I can see files in the laptop from the desktop, but when I try to launch Homegroup from the laptop I am advised, "No other Homegroup computers are currently available."

Would anyone have any idea what the problem, might be?



Laptop might not be broadcasting SSID

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No matter what i do homegroup doesn't work for me.

-i have 2 pc's on my home network - 1 laptop, 1 desktop
-both homegroup passwords are entered
-folders are shared to homegroup read/write on both pc's
-nothing detected on laptop - nothing listed in network or homegroup
-laptop does appear in explorer on the desktop, but it says i don't have access to the files (this is an admin account)

I'd really appreciate some help here. Windows has me extremely frustrated. Troubleshooter is useless.

*i don't mean streaming, i mean sharing folders, thx.

A:Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?

Your question.






Quote:
Has anyone ever got homegroup function to work?


No I have never got it to work and I spent days, weeks and the help from many members here.

So I will be watching to see if I can learn something to solve my problem.

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I have seen in the forums at least twice that IPV6 is required for Homegroups.

As part of my elimination of anything I didn't need when Homegroups didn't work for me, I disabled IPV6 on both systems. I subsequently discovered that when I removed Norton 360, everything worked. I never went back and turned IPV6 back on.

I haven't done a lot with the home network yet, but I haven't had anything fail... I checked, and it is still saying that IPV6 is disabled in the network properties for both systems.

How is my Homegroup working if IPV6 is required?

A:How does my Homegroup work without IPV6?

Please correct me if i am wrong. To my knowledge IPV6 is not required for anything within the US as of yet, so i wouldnt think there would be an issue there.

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PC 1 (Windows 7) is USB connected to a printer and is in the homegroup.
PC 2 (Windows 8) is in the homegroup, and the printer is visible when I click print.
Both PCs have Norton Internet Security.
Both PCs are awake, and the printer is on.
Both PCs have Network discovery, File and Printer Sharing, and Allow Windows to Manage Homegroup Connections on.

When I try to print from PC 2, I get no output and no visible error messages.

A:Printing to HomeGroup does not work

Do both PC's have the drivers for the printer installed?

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Hello,
I want to rage on Windows 10 Homegroup because of all the hours I have spent. The homegroup is detected, but after I enter the password the homegroup is no longer detected. When I run the homegroup trouble shooting it says there is a network issue. When I run the network trouble shooting it says there is a gateway issue, but "fixed".

What I have tried:

both computers are connected to router via eithernet cable (still setup)
turning off the computers and booting one up to start a new homegroup; start up second and attempt to connect to homegroup
go into ethernet adapter properties to make sure IPv6 is ticked (it is)
went into the admin panel of my router to make sure IPv6 was enabled (it is)
went into services and made sure the following services were setup as "automatic": Peer Network Grouping, Peer Networking Identity Manager, HomeGroup Listener, and HomeGroup Provider (still setup this way)
used regedit and went to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters to add "DisabledComponents REG_DWORD Value=0" (still setup this way)
Tried disabling antivirus (could it still be a firewall issue?)

I have been going bonkers

Thoughts?

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Hi again :)

This one is puzzling me alot :/ I cant seem to get the homegroup working between my desktop and my laptop (both running Windows 7 HE SP1). I create the homegroup with my desktop and used the password provided to connect to it on my laptop. It says they are connected. I can access my laptops libraries on my desktop, but if i try to use my laptop to access the desktops libraries i see this:

I have tried disabling the firewall (Avg) on both computers.. Id also like to add that the desktop computer does not always show up in the network.. it is very inconsistent.. I have no clue what is going on!
Any help?!?
Thanks
Labarr15

A:Laptop wont work with homegroup

Well start with what it lists there first. Particularity the network location. Also, if you have Windows firewall up try disabling it as well.

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Greetings.
I'm a total newbie on homenet in Windows 7 and windows 8, so please bear with me on this.

Earlier I had a Windows 7 "main-PC", and a small (very small) PC running 24/7 with WinXP. With that my network drives worked fine from Windows 7. I could read the drive on the XP, but not the other way. That was OK.

I then got a Windows 8 pro x64 upgrade licens, so I upgraded my Windows XP to Windows 8 Pro, thinking that home-network now just run without problems. What a mistake

At first I tried to create a homegroup on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Some services did not run, so I checked your guide to create a home group Homegroup - Create. That was not possible as I first had to change the language in my Windows from danish to english, and after that try to find the services the guide need.

Function Discovery Provider Host and Function Discovery Resource Publication is not on my servicelist, so I don't know what to do. In settings of homegroup, I can mark the things I want to share (pics, music aso), and then save the setting. But next time I look at this page, I share nothing again. It does not start sharing anything. At the Windows 8 PC I have joined the homegroup and typed the password got from Win7-PC. It claim to be connected to the home group, but no other computer is to be seen. The same in the Win7-PC. It also claim to be connected to the same homegroup, but no other computer is to be seen. Homegroup was created witn win7, and homegroup was joine... Read more

A:homegroup not work - network drive can't remember - please help

Can anybody help me to what service must be running to remember Username and password for a network-drive? After reboot, my Windows 7 can't connect to my networkdrive without I have to reenter username.
Home-group is given up, so only network-drive has interest right now.

Please, share some gold-ideas.

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Hi there.

I have 2 computers and the networking and homegroup between them was fine (could share files, print remotely, etc).

Then I decided to change the name on one of them and everything has got very screwed up and I desperately need help! (I believe the homegroup problem emanates from the network problem)

If we say the original PC that created the homegroup was called OLDNAME and I wanted to make it NEWNAME. Then I went to the other PC and found that now nothing worked. So, rather than play with everything, I went back to the original and renamed it OLDNAME again... but alas, this didn't fix things. (Yes, I did do reboots after the renames).

The strange thing now is that when I try to connect to the homegroup from the second PC it says there is a homegroup managed by "name" on NEWNAME (even though the name is OLDNAME again) and whatever I do, this doesn't change. If I try to join it, after about a minute it comes back and says it can't connect.

To access files from PC2 to OLDNAME, I have had to change all the permissions individually to be able to see them. If I try to print I'm told that the active directory domain server can't be accessed.

All this is down to a simple change of computer name that screwed something and doesn't want to go back to the way it was.

A beer or two for anyone who can help me fix this!

Thanks

Brian Cleveland

A:Changed Computer Name and now Network and HomeGroup doesn't work

To fix the Homegroup permission problems you might try leaving the Homegroup from both machines and then create a new one. Changing the computer name will break the Homegroup sharing permissions so this may be the only actual problem you have so it might be worth while to try doing this first.
Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Create

Changing the computer or User name can cause problems with file associations which aren't very easy to fix. Besides changing the User name you would also need to change the account's user profile folder name in C:\Users, the link below shows you how. This may not apply in your case.

User Profile Folder - Change User Account Folder Name

If you can't leave the Homegroup there is a way to fix it.

The fix for this problem seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Once everything at peer Networking Grouping is running you may also need to do this...

Start the Task Manager
Click on the service Tab
Find the "HomeGroupProvider"
and then stop the service.


You may need to go back into services and enable Peernetworking again after the fix. Don't forget to restart all machines making the adjustments.


If you don't want to go through all that I would suggest you use the system restore feature to go back to a point in time to before the changes were made. System Restore

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Turning the HomeGroup option on in the start menu:

+ clicking it:

= this:
Using the HomeGroup option in File Explorer = it works:
Has anyone else encountered this problem, or is it just me? If someone has encountered it, could you let me know how to fix it? I'd like to be able to go to HomeGroup from the start menu instead of File Explorer. Thanks in advance.

A:HomeGroup Start Menu Option Doesn't Work

Bump, still having the same issue.

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I have a wireless network setup comprising of a Windows 7 desktop and a Vista laptop

Everything worked fine but I suddenly have found that my computer sharing network setup is no longer working.

When I try to access my Desktop PC from my laptop the Desktop Computer PC icon shows,but when I click on it I get a message
?Windows cannot access Desktop Windows has sent the request to the DNS server and that name was unknown"

When I try to access the laptop from my Desktop?s Windows7 (control panel>network sharing center) the Laptop icon no longer shows as it did previously.
Any suggestions on what is wrong and how to fix the problem greatly appreciated!

A:Wireless W7/Vista Homegroup sharing network suddenly doesnt work

If all computers on your network are using Windows 7 you need to use a Homegroup.

If you have computers with earlier versions of Windows on your network, all the computers need to be in a Workgroup.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?

Thanks

Merriman85

A:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

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A:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

Hi,
What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

A:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

A:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob


Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?



Create a homegroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...tart-to-finish

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Hello,
I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.


I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
 
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
 
Who can give advice?

A:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
 
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection


C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

A:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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Hi ppl,

My home network has 4 computers(including mine) running windows 7, and all of them are connected to the same router/access point for internet connection. When I created a homegroup, and went to add the other computers, they created another homegroup and the other 3 computers are now in the same homegroup. However on my side, it detects no computers. I clicked "leave homegroup", and it detected no homegroup on the network. The other 3 computers are on the same homegroup and are able to share files and printers. I cannot join the homegroup when i click homegroup in windows explorer it only says there is no homegroup on the network and asks me to create a homegroup. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I badly need to share the printers and files across my home network.

A:Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

Hi,welcome to Seven Forums.

Make sure you all have the same default gateways,and that the prefered dns server ip address is the same on all the pc's.

Open your network and sharing settings, click on network and sharing,properties,choose ipv4,properties and make sure all the i.p's are entered correctly and match on the rest of the pc's(apart from the first one which is each pc's own i.p)

Not sure if this is the problem,hope it helps,and please reply with the results. Hope someone else can help you better

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I have a desktop and laptop both with WIN 7 and both with the same User ID.

Both machines say "Joined" under Homegroup when I click on Network & Sharing Center.

On the dtop in Windows Explorer the "HOMEGROUP" icon shows no other Homegroup connected machines but both machines are displayed there under the "NETWORK" icon.Clicking the "HOMEGROUP" icon here gives the message "No other Homegroup computers are currently available"
Because of this , if I want to "see" Libraries on the ltop from the dtop I have to click the ltop icon on "NETWORK"

The "HOMEGROUP" icon on the ltop is expandable to show both P.C.'s

In spite of this I am able to "see" files across this network as long as I accept this difference between the "HOMEGROUP" icons on the dtop.

Can anyone explain why my dtop "HOMEGROUP" icon is limited in this way ?

A:Homegroup Not showing all PC's on one machine in Homegroup icon

Hi,

When you set up the HOMEGROUP did you set the Desktop machine to join by entering the password given from the laptop?

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance

lio

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I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly.
All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks.
All are connected to a Home network.
All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired desktop.
I'm using the correct Homegroup password.
All computers have discovery on.
All computers have IPv4 and Ipv6 running.
All services are running.
Everything else I've read and tried regarding troubleshooting this issue haven't worked.
All computers can see each other on the Network, but can't connect to the Homegroup.

Please help. I'll provide any other info you need. Thanks!

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

Did you set the folders you are sharing to homegroup? Like say your pictures right click on it and set it to share with the homegroup.

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Hey,
I have a problem setting up a homegroup on our home network.
I have 2xWin 7 PC's 1xWin8.1 Tablet upgraded to Win10, and 1xWin10 Laptop, all are appearing on the network but NOT homegroup.
I have set the homegroup password and all machines are connected to it, yet they do not appear under the homegroup tab.

Even just connecting the two Win7 pc's to the homegroup, we cannot see each other.

The tablet can see the laptop as well as itself, the laptop can see my wife's PC and the tablet, and my wife's PC can see only the laptop and I can't see anything "no other homegroup computers are currently available".

I have run the network and homegroup troubleshooters but they detected no issues.
I checked for the homegroup provider and peer networking grouping services on my PC which are both started and set to 'manual'.

I have discovered an article about Microsoft Essentials Network Inspection System that can cause problems with the homegroup but upon clicking "settings", then "real-time protection" there is only the option to turn on real time protection,
the option to disable the NIS is not present.

Can anyone help me?

Thank you for your time.


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Hi guys, my problem is the inability to create a new Homegroup. The password I had for the one I created does not work since I left the homegroup. Now the only option available to me it to join a homegroup I have been invited to. I don' t know anyone I live near that has invited my to join so I think it is my old homegroup but that password is long gone. Now I cant share my videos and music with my xbox. I use an apple airport express that my computer and xbox sign in to but my xbox does not see my computer however, my computer sees my xbox.
I'm out of ideas, any help?

A:Need some Windows 8 Homegroup help

Any chance your individual problems are somehow related? Did they both happen at the same time? Did you do something right before?

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I installed Windows 8, and its listing my user account as "jennyhunny bright". It's listing my personal email correctly, but I have never created this account or name. Is there someone else that is accessing and using my account? If so, how do I go about removing them and renaming my account?

A:Windows 8 homegroup

are you sure you didn't put in your email address when as to login with a Microsoft acct when you did the install of win8

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Ok this is mys problem try to set up my homegroup i have a desktop that i have connected to my router Netgear and i have my laptop connected to the same router but to the wireless connection so when i create my homegroup in my desktop everything is ok but when i try to cennect my laptop to my homegroup it says create a group so can u guys tell me why is happening this and how can i fix it thanks

A:Windows 7 Homegroup

This issue occurs if the anti-virus or firewall blocks the access between the computers. I suggest that you temporary disable the security programs on both computers and check the result.Arthur Xie - MSFT

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I am a total newbie and know nothing about computers.  I have a laptop and my daughter has a laptop.  I wanted to share my printer and pictures with her laptop.  I thought the way to do that was through homegroup and that it would be simple.
 I already have her set up using my wireless internet.  Here's the problem - We both have Windows 7 but when I go to Control Panel/Network and Internet/Homegroup both computers say "This computer belongs to a homegroup".  I figured I'd set mine
up and then have her join it.  So I selected Share pictures, music, printers. and tried to save changes.  It wouldn't save the changes.  I also tried to click Leave the Homegroup and start over.  So it shows an error "windows couldn't remove
your computer from the homegroup" or it continualy runs the pop up for removal, or it just returns to the same page stating This computer belongs to a homegroup.  I read some other threads and deleted the file idstore.sst underC:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
 - Didn't help.  I also tried shutting down the homegroup services through task manager - Didn't help.  I've tried all this on both computers to see if I could get a homegroup set on hers and file share with mine.  Same Issues - I never
get to the Join Group.
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A:Homegroup Windows 7

Hi,
Just refer to the following guide to check your situation:
Why can't I join a homegroup?
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-join-a-homegroup
Meanwhile, some application would cause this issue, too.
Cannot Join Windows 7 HomeGroup - have tried almost everything
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/15f0efb0-8c04-49da-a9c1-c6a876924477Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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Hi - I have two computers with Windows 7 Home Premium, one 32 and one 64 bit. I had to reinstall windows on the 32 bit computer, and since then the computers can't see each other on the homegroup.

I left the homegroup on both computers, and have gone through every troubleshooting step I could find, and I still get this error every time I try to set up the homegroup (neither computer sees that there is one anymore, but neither one can create one).

The error happens when I go to create a homegroup - Windows says there is currently no homegroup on the network. I click Create a homegroup, check the options for what I want to share, and when I click next I get an error that says "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer."

The steps I have taken:
- removed both computers from the homegroup
- run the network and homegroup troubleshooters
- enabled all recommended services (and checked to make sure they were starting)
- verified that IPV6 is enabled, and not disabled in the registry
- deleted the data in the Peer Networking folder in windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\

I still keep getting the same error.

A:Windows cannot set up a homegroup

  
Quote: Originally Posted by katieatl


Hi - I have two computers with Windows 7 Home Premium, one 32 and one 64 bit. I had to reinstall windows on the 32 bit computer, and since then the computers can't see each other on the homegroup.

I left the homegroup on both computers, and have gone through every troubleshooting step I could find, and I still get this error every time I try to set up the homegroup (neither computer sees that there is one anymore, but neither one can create one).

The error happens when I go to create a homegroup - Windows says there is currently no homegroup on the network. I click Create a homegroup, check the options for what I want to share, and when I click next I get an error that says "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer."

The steps I have taken:
- removed both computers from the homegroup
- run the network and homegroup troubleshooters
- enabled all recommended services (and checked to make sure they were starting)
- verified that IPV6 is enabled, and not disabled in the registry
- deleted the data in the Peer Networking folder in windows\serviceprofiles\localservice\appdata\roaming\

I still keep getting the same error.


This can be caused from many things including your A/V software. Try this Homegroup trouble shooting list.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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hi,

i am using a desktop and a netbook and both are using windows 8. on the netbook i have created a homegroup. from the desktop if am trying to join this homegroup, it ask fo the password, after sometime it returns with an error message that "windows no longer detects a homegroup". i do not have any firewall installled in any of the systems, any clue whats going wrong???

A:Homegroup between two windows PC

no suggestions?

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Trying to connect my laptop to my PC. I can get the laptop to see the PC (Join Now is available). However when I join and put the password in it goes on for several minutes trying to connect and then says the homegroup is no longer available (which it is).
Here's the rub: The PC is wired via Lan to the modem. The laptop is plugged into a wireless router which is wired to the modem. I tried turning connecting both computers to the same wireless network (so now both computers are connected via Lan and via wireless). I've tried everything I can find on these forums. Please help

A:Windows 10 Homegroup

update...when i wire both to the same modem it works. so it must be an issue with the wireless connection.

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I have a new desktop PC with Windows 7 Home Premium and a Dell Inspiron 1720 laptop with W7 HP upgrade. Every time I try to get the 2 to talk to each other via a Homegroup, on the desktop, it tells me that it cannot find the laptop because it does not have IPv6 connectivity. The Dell tells me it has. I've looked into the WiFi router configuration and it appears that it may be that the router does not support IPv6. It's a Xavi 7968 (Spanish Telefonica) router and, so far, I cannot find a way to update it. I just want to connect both PCs and have them inter-connected (what I understand by 'networked'). Can you help me, please?
 

A:Cannot get 2 Windows 7 PCs into 1 homegroup?

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Hi Guys,

I share my apartment with 5 people and one of them has created a homegroup on the wifi network that we use. And now does not remember the password. i want to be able to create a homegroup and share it with my roommate but unfortunately i cannot create a second homegroup. is there any way i can reset the home group on this network and create one for myself??

Looking forward to responses...

A:Homegroup on Windows 7

Welcome to Sevenforims.
Here is a tutorial to find password.

Homegroup Password - View or Print

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Ok i have the homegroup set up on my desktop but my laptop can not pick it up, any ideas??? Both computers have win 7 home premium
 

A:Windows 7 HomeGroup

Maybe a third party firewall is blocking things. What firewall do you use?
 

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I have a Windows 7 desktop computer to which a local printer is attached and shared via my homegroup.

From a Windows 7 laptop I can add a printer. It sees the printer, connects to it, and prints just fine.
From a Windows 8 laptop if I try to add a printer, it searches and sees the printer. When I try to connect to it, it gives me an error, "Windows couldn't connect to the printer. Check the printer name and try again. If this is a network printer, make
sure that the printer's turned on, and that the printer address is connect."
Any suggestions? Again, I can access it and print to it just fine from another laptop, so I know nothing's wrong with the printer itself, the connection to the desktop machine, or the sharing on the homegroup.
Thanks in advance

A:Can't connect to Homegroup printer in Windows 8 -- works fine in Windows 7

Hi,
Please check if your Windows 8 laptop join the HomeGroup successfully.
If yes, after the printer is shared, you can get to it through the Print dialog box in any program, just like a printer that's directly connected to your PC.

Meanwhile, please turn off your Windows 8 firewall and anti-virus temporarily to check the result.


Karen Hu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi there. i have been at this for about 6 and a half hours now. I am trying to connect a windows 8 laptop to a windows 10 desktop homegroup via wifi. The desktop created the homegroup with no issues and if i go into the "media streaming options" i can see the laptop in the list.
But when i go to connect the laptop to the laptop to the desktop homegroup all i see on top is "There is currently no homegroup on the network."
if i try to create the homegroup on the laptop i cannot find it in the desktop as well.
i was hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
thanks. mike,

here are the things i have tried so far.

-in cmd.exe
-ipconfig /renew
-ipconfig /flushdns
-ipconfig /release

-turning off all computers after leaving the homegroup. turning on one computer creating the homegroup on that computer then trying to join on the other computer afterwards. (done for both computers)
-reset all network settings
-make sure ipv6 was enables on both computers
-renamed both computers
-reset modem and created a new ssid and password.
and thats about all i can remember.
thanks again,
mike.

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I have been troubleshooting my network, which comprehends both windows 8 and windows 7 with no success for several days. Therefore, my printer Muratec MFX-2050 is not recognized on the network.

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Hello, I'm currently using my laptop with wireless connection.
And I need my desktop computer to work, the internet is using wire and it says that I'm connected to the internet but I can't browse the internet, I can see who's online on skype and various things.
All this happened after I installed iTunes. Any solution?

I've tried re-installing the network drivers
I've tried to uninstall bonjour which was a problem to other people with similar problems
I've tried to disable the network adapter and re-enabled it.
I've tried to add a wireless network card into my computer, wouldn't work.

A:Windows can't find the homegroup

If you can post a screen shot of your ipconfig/all it would be most helpful.

If this problem was caused by iTunes then you should be able to fix it by doing this...
To fix ...
Run MsConfig

Under the Services tab uncheck the service called "##Id_String1.6844[... and then a bunch of numbers]" by Apple

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I recently managed to get 3 Windows 7 computers all linked up on my Homegroup. However, 2 of the computers now want to show a text file at start up that shows the Interface List. I get a window asking me what program to use to open the file which is named the same as the computer name. I have been using Wordpad which shows the Interface List, the IPv4 Route Table and the IPv6 Route Table. I am sure this has to do with the Homegroup settings but cannot find what is triggering it. I have looked at the msconfig start list and do not see anything there. I have also looked at the Event Log and the Scheduled Tasks file but could not find it. I Googled it and found one other person with the same problem, but their solution didn't make any sense.

Has anyone else encountered this anomoly?

Thanks
 

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