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Not able to join homegroup

Question: Not able to join homegroup

I have a laptop, a desktop and a router. Both PCs are running Windows 7 Ultimate. My desktop is connected to the router by ethernet and laptop is connected to it through wi-fi. When I'm trying to create homegroup on desktop, laptop is not able to recognize any homegroup created on the network. So, laptop is also showing "Ready to Create" in the homegroup options. I tried to change every settings. I started the service "Homegroup Listener and Provider" in both computers but still they are not joining a single homegroup. Both the devices are IPv6 enabled with their firewall off. I have turned off password protection in Home tab in advanced sharing settings. But, when I open 'Computer' in both PCs, both computers are available under 'Network' part in left-pane. Please help me find a way for this problem!

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Answer: Not able to join homegroup

Have you tried the laptop on an ethernet connection? Have you made sure that both desktop and laptop are using the same homegroup name?

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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?

Answer: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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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?

Answer: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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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!

Answer: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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I have two computers, my desktop and my laptop which is a Lenovo T520 Thinkpad. My laptop is connected to a D-Link Smart switch via Cat 7 which is connected to my router as well as my desktop. I originally created a Home group on my desktop and then went to Home group on my laptop, it sates that my desktop has created a homegroup on the network and I click on "Join Now". I type in the password and click next. It the tells me I have joined the homegroup. If I go to file explorer and click on Homegroup on my laptop, It tells me that "No other homegroup PC's are available right now". If I Check my desktop, it shows my Homegroup. I've checked my router to insure the mac address and the ip address are the same as identified in "ipconfig /all" for my laptop and it is, the router is seeing my laptop. For some reason my laptop will not configure homegroup with my desktop. I don't know if the version of windows makes a difference, I'm running Win 10 pro on both but the version and build are different. My Desktop is version 1607 (build 14393.51) and my laptop is version 151 (build 10586.545). I'm lost. Can anyone give me some idea what might be going on and how to fix it? Thanks for your help in advance

Answer:Cannot join HomeGroup

I have found the tutorials here on the Homegroup topic , how to join, how to leave etc. I have followed the tutorial on How to join the homegroup to the letter and I still get "No other homegroup PC's are available right now". I also have checked in the "Services" for the following items: DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
HomeGroup Listener
HomeGroup Provider
Network List Service
Peer Networking Grouping Server
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

on both computers and they are all running. I'm nor really familiar with this stuff but if I check Network Connections and right click on Ethernet (Network) I see connection>IPv4 Connectivity: Internet, IPv6 Connectivity: NO network access. Should IPv6 Connectivity be working? Like I said, I'm not familiar with this so I don't know. I'm trying to give as much information as I can. I would upload screenshots but for some reason, at one time I was in another forum and uploaded 5 screenshots now it won't let me upload any more and I have no idea how to either delete the other screenshots or how to be able to upload more.

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Hello all! I have 2 brand new PCs with Win 7 installed, Ultimate on Desktop and Home on Laptop. Desktop is hooked into router, laptop is wireless.

I have created Homegroup on Desktop and tried to join from my laptop but it fails. I have checked the password, reset it 4 times just to be sure. I have made sure the correct home group settings are set on both. I have made sure the 4 services people have mentioned are running correctly. I can share a fold on my desktop and i can get to it from my laptop so i know the connectivity is there... I have also deleted the Homegroup a few times and tried redoing it.

What else should i look at?

thanks!

Answer:Homegroup - Can't Join

This is what I did to test my homegroup: on my desktop, I created the homegroup. As soon as it was created, I went to my laptop and went to the homegroup page, and was informed that my other computer had created a homegroup, so I clicked on the join button, went through a few screens, typed the password, and everything was shared.

Is that what you did?

I already had a workgroup established, so I haven't tested if it would work with my computers on different workgroups.

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I have two computers, my desktop and my laptop which is a Lenovo T520 Thinkpad. My laptop is connected to a D-Link Smart switch via Cat 7 which is connected to my router as well as my desktop. I originally created a Home group on my desktop and then went to Home group on my laptop, it sates that my desktop has created a homegroup on the network and I click on "Join Now". I type in the password and click next. It the tells me I have joined the homegroup. If I go to file explorer and click on Homegroup on my laptop, It tells me that "No other homegroup PC's are available right now". If I Check my desktop, it shows my Homegroup. I've checked my router to insure the mac address and the ip address are the same as identified in "ipconfig /all" for my laptop and it is, the router is seeing my laptop. For some reason my laptop will not configure homegroup with my desktop. I don't know if the version of windows makes a difference, I'm running Win 10 pro on both but the version and build are different. My Desktop is version 1607 (build 14393.51) and my laptop is version 151 (build 10586.545). I'm lost. Can anyone give me some idea what might be going on and how to fix it? Thanks for your help in advance

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Want my Windows 8.1 computer to join my HomeGroup which currently consists of my Win 7 desktop and Win 7 laptop.

In Network and Sharing Center it sees the HomeGroup and says "Available to Join". I try to join by inputting the password and after a minute it says "Windows no longer detects a homegroup on this network...."

Why is this happening? What to do? What is the point of having multiple computers if you can't join them.

I also see that I can't even access the other computer through network. It shows both computers yet when I click on one it says its not accessible, I don't have permissions, etc. I have done nothing to change anything. Why can't I see other computers on my own network? On my two Win 7 computers it was as simple as could be. Why is this Win 8.1 giving me trouble?

Answer:Can't join HomeGroup

Hello Bru,

Check to see if the information at the top of the tutorials below may help. If not, then leave the homegroup on all computers, create a new homegroup on the W8.1 computer, and add the W7 computers.

Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now.

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I have a new laptop and have been unable to join my HomeGroup.

My network:
Desktop running Win 8 Pro (wired net connection)
Desktop running Win XP Home (wired net connection)
second Desktop running Win XP Home (wifi network connection)
I have just added a Win 8 basic laptop (wifi network connection)

There is a HomeGroup set up on the Win 8 Pro system.

The network for the Win 8 Pro & Win XP systems all work perfectly.

However, I can't get networking to work between the Win 8 Pro and the Win 8 Laptop.
The network between the Laptop and Win XP machines works perfectly.

I followed the instructions in the thread:
Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

When I attempt to join the HomeGroup from the laptop, I get an unhelpful error message:
-When setting it up from the Settings menu, I get "Windows can't set up a homegroup on this computer"
-When I attempt to join from the Control Panel, I get "Homegroup encountered an error"

I ran the Homegroup troubleshooter on both machines with no success.

HELP! What else can I do?

Answer:Can't Join Homegroup

This problem comes up pretty often but it's usually easy to fix just by removing all files in the Peer Networking folder. In your case this would be your Windows 8 Pro machine but also check the Windows 8 laptop.

The link below describes the process in more detail and shows a picture of the PeerNetworking folder. You must also go into folder options and click the "show hidden file and folders" so you can see the AppData folder.

Homegroup Not Working - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi,
I'm running windows 10 64 bit.  I can't join a home group because it says unable to join.  I go into services and the peer homegroup is not running.  I try to start by double clicking and get the error 1068.  I have gone to this
directory to delete the idstore.sset file but I can't locate since even when I show hidden files the folder is empty.  Help!  My email is [email protected]
C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

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I've seen that others are having problems similar to mine. This brings a certain peace to my life.

Problem: I'm unable to join my computers to a homegroup. The problem exists in both directions. If either one has a homegroup, the other cannot see it. When I go to network and sharing center, I can see the option: "HomeGroup: Ready to Create" but I do not see an option to join. If a homegroup exists on the computer, I see "joined".

Current Configuration:
PC (home grown AMD Athlon)
Laptop (Dell Latitude E5500).

Users:
administrator account on both computers, same password
user account on both computers, same password

Network Configuration: Verizon FIOS Router/WAP combo. Laptop is using cable to connect. Wireless is currently turned off on laptop.
Both computers are in the same "workgroup". Both computers are set to "Home network".

Symptoms:
1. Unable to see homegroup on network in order to join it.

2: in network status, in the map at the top of the screen, on the PC it is called "Network" and on the laptop it is the same name as my SSID.

3: from time to time, as I'm troubleshooting, I observe that the link between my network icon and the internet icon, within the status map, shows a red X, and "connections" will only show "local", and yet I'm still able to surf the internet.

Troubleshooting steps taken:
1. chose "leave the homegroup" on the PC and create it on Laptop. fail.
2. pe... Read more

Answer:Can't join Homegroup

Hey i think im having a similar problem to you. I originally had homegroup working fine on our network. But then one computer lost the homegroup and was unable to reconnect.

I tried to leave the original homegroup but now i just have the option to join it and when i try it says a homegroup cannot be created on this computer. 0x80632094 - error code.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. (like how do you get rid of an old homegroup no-one is joined to or can join).

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Im running windows 7 pro on my desktop and windows 7 home prem on my laptop and using a linksys wrt 120n wireless router. my network is set to home and the advanced settings are correct. I can not join home group on either computers. its not even coming up to the join home group it just says create home group. Then i run the home group troubleshooter and itsays the problem is network related ok so i run the network troubleshooter and it finds nothing wrong with the network. please help

Answer:cannot join homegroup

Hi and welcome to the forum. I had a similar frustration in setting up my home group. Here are a couple of tutorials; see if they help you sort it out. Post back and let us know one way or the other. If you are still having a problem, we can go from there.

Homegroup - Create

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Here is a Microsoft video that may be of help:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ures/homegroup

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I have two Windows 7 desktop Pcs, connected via a 4-port router (wired connections).

I can create a Homegroup on both machines, but neither PC can detect the other's Homegroup. So when I try to join the homegroup from either PC I always get the message 'there are no other Homegroups on this network'.

From either computer I also cannot see the other PC listed on the network, even though I have turned on file sharing in advanced sharing options and ensured that the time on both PCs is identical (a Windows troubleshooting 'tip' )

Both PCs have the same account name and the same name on the network - could this be the problem?

P.S. I know all the hardware works fine because I had Vista networked fine on both Pcs.

Answer:Cannot join Homegroup

Yes. Your problem is same name on network. Change one of them.

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I've read several posts about this already but nothing has helped. I recently upgraded my vista desktop so I could use HomeGroup with my laptop. Both computers are now running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit. At the moment, they are both plugged into my Belkin Play N600 Wireless Dual band N router.

Here's what's going on:

-I can create a HomeGroup from either computer but neither computer can join it
-When I run the troubleshooter, on either computer, it keeps telling me "All Homegroup computers must have the correct time," however, both computers do have the correct time and time zone (I even tried synching both w/ the internet time).
-I tried recreating and joining HomeGroup w/ all firewalls disabled... nothing.
-I tried recreating and joining HomeGroup w/ my antivirus software disabled... and then uninstalled... nothing.
-I tried reinstalling my router firmware and reconfiguring the router based on what a tech told me... nothing.
-I've made sure all the necessary services are running, that IPv6 is enabled, and that all the advanced sharing settings are correct... nothing.
-I've verified that both computers are on the same network and it's set as "home"... still NOTHING!

I've spent wayyyyy too much time trying to figure this stupid thing out . So, if anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know OR, if you know a different way to access files through the network (other than Homegroup or public folders), I am ready to look into other optio... Read more

Answer:Can't Join HomeGroup

hi i am sure some one with a lot more knowledge will be along however i remember reading some where that if your passwords are the same it could cause a problem, maybe you could try a work group instead.
As for the time issue check that your bios time setting and the desktop time's are the same it may pay to check that the router time is correct.

That's all I've got not much i know.

If you desperately need to transfer files or use files you could try a remote desktop something like VNC(free version)
RealVNC - VNC? Free Edition 4.1

raz

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Two new Acer laptops. All I get is a message that they cannot join. No explanation.
My existing laptop and the desktop the Homegroup was created on are fine.
Everything in Network sharing etc is turned.
All machines can "see" one another in Explorer and all run Win7 Home Premium
Does anyone have any ideas please.

Answer:Can't join Homegroup

Will this link help ?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449408(WS.10).aspx
or possibly this one
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17168
Terry

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I bought my pc from a guy who built it. I found it on Craig's list. He has it it in a home group and I don't have permission to leave it. He somehow still has control over my computer. I have no way of contacting him. How do I get control over my computer. Everything I try I don't have permission or authority to do. I am supposedly the administrator but he somehow has more control than me. What do I do?
 

Answer:Get out of homegroup that I did not join

Reformatting the hard drive will put the computer in the same condition it was in the day it was shipped from the factory, which will solve your problem. Or you could go deeper and wipe it clean with 3 wipes of wiping software which is what the Department of Defense does when they get rid of computers. There is free wiping software available, but I have no experience with them. I know 1 is called Derricks Boot and Nook (DBAN) and I've heard good things about it. I personally use paid versions: Wipe Drive and Acronis True Image 11. Just be sure you have all the software for the operating system and all the discs for the programs that are in your computer and be sure to backup all your files before reformatting or wiping your computer because reformatting and wiping your drive will delete everything.
 

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I want to print from my laptop that connected to my home wi-fi network.

I've setup the desktop with a homegroup, grabbed the password, and tried to join the network on 2 laptops. Both failed.

"Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer" was the result on both of them. I ran the troubleshooter, but it didn't found anything that I can do (it did found "undefined network problems" with the network troubleshooter).

How can I know what's the reason those 2 lap's cannot join the HomeGroup?

And, if I'm asking already - is there is another way to print from a laptop to a printer that connected to a desktop with internet access?

TY in advance for any advice..

Answer:How can I join HomeGroup?

review your network settings for all machines, must be in same workgroup, all have file and printer sharing enabled, and turn password sharing off...once all can see each other, add the network printer...

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I have two computers: Dell Inspiron Laptop connected wirelessly and a Desktop with wired connection to router. I have been trying for 4 hours to connect to the homegroup with my desktop so I can view the files on my desktop on my laptop. Now I will detail the steps I have done.

1. I tried going to network sharing in control panel on the desktop. I created a new Homegroup and it gave me a password. I then went to the control panel on my laptop and went to network sharing and then went to homegroups. Now from my reading, I should have an option that says "join homegroup". I do not have that option, only "create Homegroup".

2. I have tried going to the folder I want to share on the desktop. Still cant find it on my laptop.

3. Removed AVG. Still cant join.

Thanks in advance

Answer:Cannot join Homegroup

Welcome to SevenForums, kbussen.

Instead of using Homegroup, try switching all the machines to the same Workgroup.

(There seem to be a lot of problems with Homegroup use, mainly they seem related to IPv6.)

From an earlier posting I made:







Quote:
I set them all in the same Workgroup by going to Control Panel (set to view small icons) System -> Advanced System Settings -> System Name. There change the Workgroup name to be the same for all computers.

In Network and Sharing -> Advanced Sharing Options click the top option for all but the bottom two. Turn off Password Protected Sharing and under Homegroup Connections set "Use User Accounts and Passwords to connect to other computers."

On the systems, set up the shared folders and permissions you need.

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I have two PCs, and am trying to get PC1 to join the Homegroup on PC2. PC1 says "Username on PC1 has created a homegroup on the network" with an option to Join Now. PC1 is trying to join the homegroup on PC1.

When I go to Control Panel > Homegroup, my options are:
* Tell me more about homegroups
* Change advanced sharing settings...
* Start the HomeGroup troubleshooter

I do not have an option to leave the Homegroup.

I deleted the files at C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and stopped the HomeGroup Provider service, but no luck.

Any ideas on how to get out of this?

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hi everybody, i hope i can find solutions to this problem.

we have 7 computers in the house, a notebook and 6 desktops. all pcs are running windows 7 home premium, 4 of which has dual core processor and 2 have i3 core processors and the notebook is running windows 8. we also have a router and sure enough we have created a homegroup. the notebook running windows 8 can join the homegroup. the 4 pcs which have dual core processor can join the homegroup, my problem is with the 2 pcs with icore 3 processor. it cannot see my homegropu hence the is no join a homegroup in network and homesharing. i have enabled network discovery in all pcs.

thanks

Answer:no join a homegroup

Hello ayongkot, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check everything in the tutorial below on the 2 PCs to see if anything may have been missed.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Whenever I try to join the homegroup of my mom's laptop it says:

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HomeGroup
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Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer.
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OK
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Answer:Cannot join homegroup

Any help?

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I have three computers in my home network:

2 are running Win7 Home Premium 32bit edition &
1 is running Win7 Home Premium 64bit editions

One of 32bits was an upgrade from Vista and the two others were clean installs. I created the homegroup on the 64bit machine and I was able to join the homegroup from one of the 32bit(clean install) machines. However, the other 32bit machine is able to see the homegroup but cannot join. Based on the various thread on forum here is some additional piece of infromation on the machine that cannot connect:
1) I removed Norton 360 from the machine. It is now running Microsoft Security Essentails just like the other two machines. Created the homegroup times 3 after removing Norton 360 ver 4, with no luck.
2) I can see teh other two machines over the Network and even share resources(not through the homegroup)
3) Connects to network wirelessly
4) Has a fixed IP address.

I have done all the recommeded troubleshooting synchronizing time, Network Type is "Home", Network Discovery is on etc.

Please advice.

Thanks

Answer:Can see the homegroup but cannot join it

On the machine that wasn't a clean install, can you please run the batch file below on that machine.

Try running this batch file which will reset winsock, reset the TCP/IP stack and release renew your IP.
Download Renew IP + Reset Winsock Batch File

After that can you please post a screen shot of your ipconfig /all from the problem machine.

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I have a laptop with windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and a desktop windows 7 ultimate 32 bit. They were networking in till i installed bit defender on the desktop. Now it has avg. My laptop has nod32 smart security. I can only create homegroups on both they both do not jion.

Answer:Cannot join homegroup

Hello Andy, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might double check everything in the tutorial below to see if that may be able to help.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All,
I have 2 Dell Alienware PC's. Both are running on Windows10Pro 64 BIT. One is a laptop and the other one is a Desktop. Both systems areconnected to the same and only network and not any domain whatsoever.

The problem is, when I try to create a Homegroup on machine#1 (Laptop), it won't be recognized on the machine#2 (Desktop) and vice versa.I have an Linksys WiFi extender so, I have disabled the WiFi relay of the actual router itself just to avoid the confusion.

Troubleshooting steps as taken are:-
1) Double checked the machines are on the same network.
2) Disabled and detached the Wifi extender and connected both the machines to the routers Wifi directly.
3) Have checked the network sharing is on both the machines in turned on.

4) Services for the "Home group listener", "Home group provider", "Peer network grouping" & "Peer name resolution protocol" is turned on and set to automatic on
both the machines.
5) IPv6 is checked on the network properties on both the machines (not sure if that helps or not).
6) Did a network reset on both the machines.

7) Double checked the BIOS version up to date.

8) Double checked the network latest drivers on both the machines both are up to date.

9) Have disabled the McAfee antivirus firewalls on both the computers.
I have tried every possiblething I was aware off. Would appreciate a help on this matter.

Thanks,
Aman Gill.

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I have seen many many threads about homegroup issues, but no one seems to give enough data regarding their initial problem, the threads get hijacked by other users with similar non-descriptive homegroup issues, and I'm seeing the same 'solutions' being given that don't seem to help. Please! I'm going crazy with this.My issue:When I create a home group on any computer, none of the other computers can see it. Each computer only offers the 'Create a home group' option.Details:- I'm running 2 Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) desktop computers. No laptop involved.- Both computers can see each other over the local network.- IPv6 is enabled on both.- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\DisabledComponents = 0- Windows Firewall is enabled on both.- AVG Free Anti-Virus on both (not AVG Internet Security/Firewall)- Network type is set to 'Home' on both.- Network discovery is ON on both computers.- 128-bit encryption is ON on both computers.- Password protected sharing is OFF on both computers.- Windows is set to manage the homegroup.- Workgroup is same on both computers- HAVE run the Home Group troubleshooter on both computers. Once it complained about the clocks not syncronized but they are set to exactly the same time, (17 seconds difference between the 2 computers). No luck there obviously.- Router is Linksys WRT610N vers. 2Services running on both computers (Set to Automatic):- DNS Client - Function Discovery Provi... Read more

Answer:Cannot Join Windows 7 HomeGroup - have tried almost everything

Thanks for your help Nano Warp. Completely uninstalling AVG fixed everything....which I discovered after buying a new router, reinstalling Windows 7 on both computers and going half insane!AVG is the anti-HomeGroup and anti-Play-To!!!!!!! As you suggested, I think that the "LinkScanner" feature may be the culprit, but I got rid of the app completely. During our previous testing I had only deactivated "ResidentShield" which didn't do the trick obviously.Again, thanks for you help.

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I am gonna be blunt here. I did post this in a HomeGroup thread already and no luck with a reply. So I am going to start a new thread.

So I did the final 10 upgrade about 2 weeks ago on 3 of my machines. Now Homegroup is not working. I have gone through steps from multiple sites with no luck at getting this working.

Here is the break down.

Laptop Sony Vaio. Basic specs. Running 64 bit 10
Media Center Nothing special. Running 64 10
Main PC Really not special. Running 64 10

I want the Main PC to be the creator of the Home Group.
For some reason the laptop wants to be the creator of the home group. So I shut it down.

Now I went to create the home group on my main pc and it says its already created. The twist is that it says that my Main PC is the home group creator and that the only options is to join or close. This is on my pc that I want it to be created on.

I have gone through with stopping and restarting services for the HomeGroup. I have deleted all the files files out of the C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder. I have shut down all machines. But still says that Main PC has created the group already.

I am Stumped.

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Hello everyone. I set up a homegroup years ago.. and had it set to two computers linked up and ready to go. Now we moved, got new everything and trying to set it up again but its showing my old homegroup.

I can ether click on (Change Adv Settings) or Troubleshoot.

Also Join now key.. it ask for a password and at that point iv tried everything i could think of.

Iv tried to watch youtube videos on fixing it but can't find the same problem.

Any Help?

Thank you

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Have two latops, both running Windows 7, both on home network linked to BT homehub. Once had homegroup working and found it very helpful. Not sure what created original problem but now can't reestablish link - despite many many hours of trying.

Can create homegroup on each laptop separately, but neither appears to 'see' the other. So once I have set up a group on one laptop, and go into the homegroup set up on the other, the 'join now' option never appears - all I get is the option to 'create a homegroup' on the second laptop. I can create a homegroup on both giving them the same passord etc but they still don't 'see' each other. Both laptops say they are joined to a homegroup, but when I click on the homegroup icon I get the message 'there are no other people in the hoemgroup'.

Have run all the usual troubleshooters - the time is the same on both PCs, they both have the same workgroup name.

Any ideas how to sort this much appreciated.

Answer:Homegroup - no join now option

I'm not extremely familial with homegroups so someone else might have more knowledge with there problems and fixes, but since you can only have one homegroup on a network subnet is it possible that the 2 computer are on different subnets? Could you post the IPconfig /all option 2 of each computer specify which is which.

Ipconfig /all

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Good day everyone

I have a question on how or why i cant connect to a home group or even view shared files

I have this kind of connection in my network

(LAPTOP1-Server)
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(HOMEGROUP) :::: (LAPTOP2)
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(Wireless Router1)
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Cable
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(Wireless Router2)
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(LAPTOP3)

Laptop3 is having an internet but cant join to a homegroup or to view the shared file of the Server Laptop.
Router1 is having an IP 192.168.1.1 and Router2 is having an IP 192.168.1.2.

Thank you so much.

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I am gonna be blunt here. I did post this in a HomeGroup thread already and no luck with a reply. So I am going to start a new thread.

So I did the final 10 upgrade about 2 weeks ago on 3 of my machines. Now Homegroup is not working. I have gone through steps from multiple sites with no luck at getting this working.

Here is the break down.

Laptop Sony Vaio. Basic specs. Running 64 bit 10
Media Center Nothing special. Running 64 10
Main PC Really not special. Running 64 10

I want the Main PC to be the creator of the Home Group.
For some reason the laptop wants to be the creator of the home group. So I shut it down.

Now I went to create the home group on my main pc and it says its already created. The twist is that it says that my Main PC is the home group creator and that the only options is to join or close. This is on my pc that I want it to be created on.

I have gone through with stopping and restarting services for the HomeGroup. I have deleted all the files files out of the C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder. I have shut down all machines. But still says that Main PC has created the group already.

I am Stumped.

Answer:HomeGroup is asking to join on PC that should have created it.

It probably got created during the upgrade. In other words, someone clicked to create a Homegroup. You just have to right click on the Network Icon where the clock is and open up the Network window, then go to Homegroup and tell it to leave the homegroup.

Also a PC does not create the homegroup, a human has to create it by enabling it. No one really uses that feature, because if anything happens to the computer that is considered the Master or Slave, you run into headaches to remove all home group settings and set back up for the new computer.

Just use standard Network sharing. It has worked for decades.

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I am having problems with the HomeGroup feature. It simply will not let me join or create a Homegroup. If I try and create the homegroup on this machine it refuses and simply states 'Cannot create a HomeGroup on this computer' All other aspects of networking and file sharing work fine. After running the HomeGroup troubleshooter it identifies the HomeGroup service as not running, but it cannot autofix or switch it on?

Answer:Cannot Join/Create HomeGroup

Yes. I've given up on this one. Besides I struggle to see the point in a Home network environment. I just have the folders/files I want to access shared and mapped like i always have done int he past.

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Hello everyone. I set up a homegroup years ago.. and had it set to two computers linked up and ready to go. Now we moved, got new everything and trying to set it up again but its showing my old homegroup.

I can ether click on (Change Adv Settings) or Troubleshoot.

Also Join now key.. it ask for a password and at that point iv tried everything i could think of.

Iv tried to watch youtube videos on fixing it but can't find the same problem.

Any Help?

Thank you

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Hey everyone!

So I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits on my computer.

When I go in the control panel, to create a homegroup, it asks me what I want to share, then I click on next, and it says it won't create a homegroup because I need to have Internet Protocol V6 (IPv6) activated.

So I went to the network and sharing center, in the CP, change adapter settings, right-clicked on my connection, clicked on properties, and, yes, IPv6 was on.
So I tried again and it still won't work. I tried turning it off, trying it again then turning it back on again, nothing. I updated my driver for the Ethernet, still won't work.

So I tried creating a homegroup on another computer, it worked, but I can't join on my computer for same reason.

Anyone have this problem?

Answer:IPv6 is on, but can't join homegroup!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by shawn10


Hey everyone!

So I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bits on my computer.

When I go in the control panel, to create a homegroup, it asks me what I want to share, then I click on next, and it says it won't create a homegroup because I need to have Internet Protocol V6 (IPv6) activated.

So I went to the network and sharing center, in the CP, change adapter settings, right-clicked on my connection, clicked on properties, and, yes, IPv6 was on.
So I tried again and it still won't work. I tried turning it off, trying it again then turning it back on again, nothing. I updated my driver for the Ethernet, still won't work.

So I tried creating a homegroup on another computer, it worked, but I can't join on my computer for same reason.

Anyone have this problem?


Shawn

Haven't heard of that problem but you dont have to use homegroup to network. You can use workgroup. That would also avoid the IPv6 problem because workgroup doesn't need it and workgroup is easier to share.

Hope this helps

Ken

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I have 20 desktop computers connected to a switch, created a homegroup on one but others can't see it, instead of asking me to join, they are all still displaying ready to create. pls what is the way out.

Answer:Computers can't join Homegroup

Welcome to Seven Forums,

I'd go for the title of your Thread and here's what I have found out.
Why can't I join a homegroup?

Please let us know.

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I have a 3 PC ("Server" and two others) home network.
On my Server, OLDLOCALUSER created a Homegroup in Win7.
I upgraded all 3 PCs from Win7 to Win10.
On my Server, I changed my OLDLOCALUSER to NEWMSACCOUNT.
I also created NEWMSACCOUNT on the two other PCs.
I lost the Homegroup password.
When I try to access the Homegroup from Server or the other 2 PCs, I'm told that OLDLOCALUSER has already created a Homegroup.
How can I remove the Homegroup or join the Homegroup?
I would like to use the Homegroup.

Thanks,
Pete

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So my mediacenter-PC (Windows 8.1) in my living room was the main computer where i created a homegroup. I had all my other PC's connected to it. no problem. Not until i updated my personal myname-PC to Windows 10 (clean install) now it doesn't want to connect to the homegroup anymore. So i decided to leave the homegroup in my mediacenter-PC, and start a new one. However, from now on, trying to join the homegroup with myname-PC, with the password i was given does not join, it says cannot join.

So i decide to again my mediacenter-PC leave the homegroup, i do, and behold apparently, the homegroup still exists. The weird thing is it says join Steve Harold mediacenter-PC homegroup (this is showing on the same computer i created that very same homegroup)

So the computer where i created the homegroup which i had left, is asking me to join its own homegroup. Can anyone help me, been trying to fix this for two days and can't do it.

Answer:PC where Homegroup is/was created asking me to join

That is because you need to recreate the Homegroup.

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Hey everybody. I have 1 computer. It's a bran new computer with a bran new install of Windows 7 64bit (so all settings are default). I created a homegroup on a home network and Windows had me write down a password. I accidentally left the home group. Whenever I try to create it again, I don't get the create homegroup option, but rather a "Join Homegroup" option. I thought I got rid of it when I left. I typed in my written down password with no luck.

Real quick, how do I get the "create a homegroup" option back instead of the "join homegroup" option?

Answer:Can't Create Homegroup, Only Join.

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

There is also a registry adjustment for this problem which should be corrected with the following procedure. This is from Technet.

1. Temporarily disable Firewall and third party antivirus program on the computer for a test.

2. Verify relevant services
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a. Click "Start", type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in Search Bar and press Enter.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.

b. Right click the "Peer Networking Grouping" service and choose Properties.
c. Please check if the service is started; if not, please click the Start button and see if it works.
d. You may also choose Automatic next to Startup type.
e. Click OK.
f. Please repeat the above steps with another service: PNRP Machine Name Publication Service.

3. Modify IPv6 registry key to enable IPV6
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a. Click Start, type regedit in Search Bar, and then click regedit in the Programs list.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\TCPIP6\Parameters

c. Check whether the "DisabledComponents" registry key exists. If so, ... Read more

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I am having problems setting up a Homegroup which I would like to do so that I can use one external hard drive for backing up data etc from two Windows 8 computers. Although I am still running a third desktop with Windows Vista, I will remove that computer once all is up and running on the two Windows 8 computers as I realize Vista cannot join the Homegroup. The following is the computer information and troubleshooting steps done so far:

Currently running three desktop computers:

Windows VISTA Home Premium SP2
Computer Name: Shark
Workgroup: Workgroup

Windows 8
Computer Name: DRB-ASUS
Workgroup: Workgroup

Windows 8 64-bit
Computer Name: SAM-ASUS
Workgroup: Workgroup

Computers are currently networked through a router/modem.

Both Windows 8 computers are able to create a Homegroup, but no matter which computer creates the Homegroup, the other Windows 8 computer is unable to see the Homegroup and therefore cannot join it, even though neither computer is asleep nor hibernating. There is no error message, just the information that there is no Homegroup available to be joined.

Troubleshooting:

Both computers networks are configured as Private Network.

Computer clocks are synchronized on all computers.

All computers are connected by Ethernet rather than wireless.

Sharing: On both Windows 8 computers, the following sharing is configured ? Private has network discovery turned on with automatic setup of network connected devices ticked; file and printer ... Read more

Answer:Unable to join HomeGroup

Hello Sam, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Unfortunately, only PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 are able to create or join a homegroup together. Vista will not be able to join.

For the Windows 8 PCs, double check through the items listed in the tutorials below to see if it may help.

Homegroup - Create in Windows 8

Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

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Hello:

I just connected my Toshiba Satellite L675 wirelessly to my new modem gateway (include router), Motorola SURFboard SBG6580. The laptop has Win 7 Home Premium. My desktop (Win 7 Ultimate) is connected via Ethernet cable to the modem gateway. Both can access the Internet.

I set up a Home local network from the desktop, with a password. Both computers show Homegroup in the Control Panel.

When I click on the laptop Homegroup icon, and then on Join, and I add the password, I get "Incorrect password". The password is *correct*.

What can I do to get around this problem? Thank you in advance for help.

Hans L

Answer:Can't join laptop to Homegroup

For a test, get rid of the password and see what happens.

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Hi,
I'm trying to connect 3 computers - 1 desktop and 2 laptops - all Windows 7 Professional x64.
Desktop wired, laptops - wireless, same router, home network...
Windows Homegroup is working well between the desktop and one of the laptops.
The other laptop can join the homegroup, but ... "No other homegroup computers are currently available".
Anyway other computers and shared folders are visible under Network folder.
Other machines can see each other in the HomeGroup, but this laptop is missing.
I have shared Libraries on every machine.

After hours of investigations I found that when joining homegroup from this laptop, Homegroupuser$ is not created in Control Panel/Administrative tools/Computer management/Local Users and Groups/User.
Also in Control Panel/Credential Manager/Windows Credentials there are no any items like in the other machines (Credentials like MACHINE_NAME\Homegroupuser$)
No third party firewall.
Microsoft Security Essentials - Engine Version: 1.1.9302.0
Windows Firewall - Homegroup allowed.
services - HomeGroup Listener, HomeGroup Provider, Peer Name Resolution Protocol, Peer Networking Grouping and Peer Networking Identity Manager - started, though in Manual mode.
This laptop can create Homegroup and other machines can join it, but the situation is getting worse - no one can see any other machine.
HomeGroup troubleshooter can not see any problems.
I'm considering missing Homegroupuser$ is the problem in my case.
Pls help.

Answer:One PC can join, but can not see other Homegroup computers

Ensure netbios over TCPIP is enabled on all computers.
Username and password on all machines are the same.
In advanced sharing Everyone permissions are set to full control.

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I have 3 computers in my home - 1 desktop and 2 laptops.

When I set up a Homegroup, the desktop and one of the laptops connect just fine.

They are able to share files, steam media, etc... But the other laptop can't join.

It can see the homegroup, but when I run the wizard to join it, it can't connect.

I have already tried all the troubleshooters on all three computers.

All three computers are running a version of Windows 7 x64.

Please help, getting rather frustrated!

Answer:Laptop Can't Join Homegroup

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might check through this to see if it may be able to help.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I am trying to connect my printer wirelessly I am getting message
Peer net working grouping service not running

Peername resolution protocol service /peer networking identity manager service is not working

My computer knowledge is basic. Pl help me solve the problem.

drnedun

Answer:unable to join homegroup

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... Read the Link below ...
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

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Hi there, I'm there are some threads on this but I couldn't find any answers.

My Problem is, I re-installed windows 7 on my computer containing the Homegroup. Now I can only join the homegroup that should no longer exist.

Is there a way to reset the homegroup on an Operating System that is no longer accessible?

Any help would be much appreciated!

-Jon

Answer:Cannot create Homegroup, Only Join...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Jbknight3


Hi there, I'm there are some threads on this but I couldn't find any answers.

My Problem is, I re-installed windows 7 on my computer containing the Homegroup. Now I can only join the homegroup that should no longer exist.

Is there a way to reset the homegroup on an Operating System that is no longer accessible?

Any help would be much appreciated!

-Jon


Does this mean you can't leave the Homegroup on the other networked machines? I'll assume that is the case.

This is another Windows 7 bug apparently so you need to remove some files from the Peer Networking folder in order to fix this problem. This needs to be done on all machines that were in this Homegroup.

The fix for this problem seems to be Deleting all files which reside in PeerNetworking at> C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

In order to see the AppData folder you will need to go into Folder Options in the Control Panel and put a check mark to "Show Hidden Files and Folders".


It's required that you do this on all Homegroup networked machines. Then reboot all machines. You should now be able to leave the old Homegroup and create a new one.

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[solved]I cannot access files because it shows 'not permission'
How do I give permission in another pc?
SOLVED~

Answer:Managed to join homegroup but....

What was the solution?

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Hello, i have recently got a brand new machine and have updated from windows xp to windows 7. I have been trying to join the homegroup set up on my parents computer so i can access the printer. My computer is connected to my wired router before going into a ethernet connector in my wall and that then joins the modem. I am using norton internet security and so is my parents computer.

When my computer is plugged into the router and i go into 'trust control' in norton, my router shows up as full trust, but no other computers show up and when i try joining homegroups none show up. But when i plug my computer into the wall bypassing my router, norton shows all the computers on the network and lets me join the homegroup. So to summarise, i cant join homegroups when i am connected to my router, but i can join when i dont use the router.

Any help please?

Edit:
My router is a: Netgear WGR614v9

Answer:Unable to join homegroup

Hello,

Do you need to use the router? When you say you plug it into the wall, does that go to a switch?

Have a look at this Windows HomeGroup troubleshooting guide and see if it helps:
Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues

If this fails, tell use what model router you have.
Dave

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I have a 3 PC ("Server" and two others) home network.
On my Server, OLDLOCALUSER created a Homegroup in Win7.
I upgraded all 3 PCs from Win7 to Win10.
On my Server, I changed my OLDLOCALUSER to NEWMSACCOUNT.
I also created NEWMSACCOUNT on the two other PCs.
I lost the Homegroup password.
When I try to access the Homegroup from Server or the other 2 PCs, I'm told that OLDLOCALUSER has already created a Homegroup.
How can I remove the Homegroup or join the Homegroup?
I would like to use the Homegroup.

Thanks,
Pete

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I have created a homegroup on one computer, but on the other computer I cant join it, it says "There is no homegroup on the network". I have tried every suggestion from Why can't I create a homegroup? . What else can I do? Both of the computers are behind a switch. Below is a picture of the network map from network and sharing center.

Answer:Cant join homegroup from other computer?

Hello Borut, and welcome to Sevenforums

Go into network and sharing center, and on the far left, click "Change advanced sharing settings".
Make sure Network discovery, file and printer sharing, and "Allow windows to manage homegroup connections" are all turned on (you may want to turn on public folder sharing as well).

Additionally, go to Control Panel>Network and Internet>Homegroup and make sure you have selected the things you are willing to share. You can also view the password in this page if you are the host, or you can start the homegroup troubleshooter. Now follow this picture to get to the homegroup join page:

If you still can't, restart the computer and try again. Failing that, update your computer. Failing that, you have a deeper problem.

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Hi,

When I go to homegroup it says "[email protected] on MyComputer created a domain on the network."

There are no other computers on the network and I do not have a password to join

I have tried to delete:
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking\*.*
Disabled Homegroup in services and reenable it
Physically disconnect the computer from the network by unplugging the cable and rebooting
Running the homegroup trouble shooter

Does anyone have any advice?

Thanks you,

Answer:Unable to join homegroup, but from my computer

I maybe misunderstanding, sorry.

So you are on a computer network, with other computers, and you cannot see any of them within File Explorer under the headings Network or Homegroup, correct?

The other computers can see one another and can share files, correct?

One member last week cleared this kind of a problem by powering down router, count to 15 and power up. Worth a shot.

If you right click on Network icon in systray, click on Open Network and Sharing center, the Network you are connecting to says Private, correct?

When you click on Advance Sharing, left side, Network Discovery, file and print sharing and Homegroup settings are set to Discover, Share, Homegroup.

Have you tried with computer firewall disabled?

One last item may be a Network reset. Under settings, Network and Internet, scroll to bottom, Reset Network.

Please post back.

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My environment consists of:
Desktop running Windows 7 Pro x64
- Wired connection to Verizon FIOS Actiontec MI424WR
Laptop running Windows Home Premium x64
- Wireless connection to same router
Laptop running Windows Pro x64
- Wireless connection to same router

The two wireless devices can connect to homegroup created on either wireless device.
Neither wireless can connect to homegroup created on wired device.
The wired device cannot connect to a homegroup created on either wired device.
I've moved one wireless device to wired and then I can connect the desktop and the wired laptop via homegroup.

The problem is clearly the Verizon Actiontec router/modem.

Ideas for getting this to work?

Answer:Cannot join homegroup wired vs wireless

  
Quote: Originally Posted by megreen831


My environment consists of:
Desktop running Windows 7 Pro x64
- Wired connection to Verizon FIOS Actiontec MI424WR
Laptop running Windows Home Premium x64
- Wireless connection to same router
Laptop running Windows Pro x64
- Wireless connection to same router

The two wireless devices can connect to homegroup created on either wireless device.
Neither wireless can connect to homegroup created on wired device.
The wired device cannot connect to a homegroup created on either wired device.
I've moved one wireless device to wired and then I can connect the desktop and the wired laptop via homegroup.

The problem is clearly the Verizon Actiontec router/modem.

Ideas for getting this to work?



I suspect Verizon ( yeah I would hate calling them too) might be the best bet

Ken

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I have a Hp Envy 15 running windows 8

I have joined a homegroup but as of this morning I am unable to access any of the shared files or re-join the homegroup.

every time I try i keep getting the same errors

1. Unable to join a homegroup
--> (run troubleshooter)
---> Network related issues
----> CMD (admin) Ipconfig/ release & renew
same issue...

not sure what else to do or why this keeps re-occurring

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Yeah, same issue as many, it appears. In Windows 10, I have a Homegroup created by my laptop. But, not only can I not join it with other computers, but when I try with the laptop it says, "No Homegroup found". That's after telling me that the Homegroup exists and asks if I want to join it. So, on the one hand the network(?) sees a homegroup, but then when I try to join I'm told it doesn't exist. What do I do?!

I've deleted the files in the Peer Networking folder on each computer, insured that ipv6 is ticked, that the Homegroup and Peer services are running. Turned off all machines and turned one on to try to create a new homegroup, but with the same response, that one exists, but unable to join because then it doesn't find it. I've also flushed the dns and renewed (I only know enough to be dangerous - how in the WORLD does the average home user deal with this?!!)

If it helps, each computer shows different network names. My laptop - which created this homegroup - is showing the wireless connection name, despite the fact that I've plugged in an ethernet cord. I could see that being the problem, except that even IT can't connect to that network. Unless the network name has changed when I changed routers (this is not a new problem, I'm just getting around to trying to tackle it now). Why in the world can one not simply delete a Homegroup?!!!!!!!!

Also, under IPv6 Connectivity it says, "No Network Access" for all of them. I do have internet for all of them.
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Answer:Homegroup issue - can't join or create new one

Welcome to the forum Homegroup is never a good idea and not needed removing it and using workgroup is a lot simpler. IPV6 isnt used apart from home group it cant be used on the internet unless you isp supports it. try removing it for a start Homegroup - Leave in Windows 8

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When I click join and it promps for a password, I enter it and it says incorrect password, but it isn't I double and triple checked, I changed it, I copied and pasted it via email from the homegroup computer, nothing works. I have two other acer laptops that I set up the homegroup with and had no problems. I got a new one for my wife and wanted to set it up on the same homegroup, but it won't recognize the password. Ive read a few posts and followed some suggestions, still nothing. Does anyone know what may cause this new computer to not recognize a verified password?

Answer:Can't join homegroup, password problems!

I think that is the message I got on my Acer netbook until I removed Norton 360...

Do you have a 3rd party firewall on the laptop?

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Short version: Windows is saying it sees a homegroup on my PC under my user ID, but it is not actually in the homegroup - it is forcing me to try to join the group it says I already created!

All homegroup functions have recently stopped working, after mostly working OK for a year under Win 8 and Win 10.

Here's what is happening:

With all other PCs turned off, I restart my main Windows 10 PC, "Media PC" and sign in under [email protected] HomeGroup, I am then prompted to join a HomeGroup. It says, "[email protected] on Media PC has created a homegroup on the network."But, instead of seeing the homegroup control page, (where you can change the password etc.), it is displaying a "join now" button. I don't have the password, and without the normal homegroup panel, I can't reset the password, or do anything except join.If I so click join, it asks for the password, which I don't know and can't change (see above). If I enter a dummy password, it says "Windows can no longer detect a homegroup on this network." - but then immediately brings me back to the message shown above.

That makes no sense - it is asking me to join a homegroup that it says my user already created, and denying me the normal homegroup tools to try to fix it.

I have restarted the PC several times, restarted my router, switched the network from private to public and back (restarting in between), toggled the HomeGroup services off and on, and deleted the contents... Read more

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Hi guys. Since I reinstalled my Windows I can't join the homegroup and have problem accessing another pc in the network. Before the reinstall everything worked great.

More detailed:
1. When I try joining the homegroup, I get the error message: "Windows can’t join homegroup on this computer."

2. And when I try to access one PC (lets call it otherPC) via the windows explorer (also Windows 7, but Home Premium) I get following error message: "\\otherPC is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer."

3. Another computer (windows 10 Insider Preview) just asks for logon data when I try to access it via windows explorer. I guess this is the normal case.

4.The Windows 10 computer was able to join the homegroup and can access the otherPC, and when trying to access my PC it gets the popup for logon information just like in 3.

5. When I try to access my PC from the otherPC via the windows explorer, that it takes a moment and then also pop up the logon window.

I have been at it for hours and don't know what to do about.

Things I tried:
- restarting internet box, all computers are connected over it
- making sure TCPIP6 is activated (DisabledComponents = 0 in registry)
- disabling Kaspersky Internet Security on both PCs (although Windows 10 computer had n... Read more

Answer:Network problem - can't join homegroup

See Homegroup - Add Computer or Join to make sure all is good.

Also Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon - Microsoft Community

Do you have Guest enabled? Password protected sharing?

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Hello everyone.

Clean install on both computers, win7 professional, everything on default, no 3rd party firewalls or antiviral software.

Internet access through router (D-Link DIR-320). Desktop connects to it through LAN, netbook (asus eeepc 1000h) - wireless. Router's firewall is off.

The PCs can see each other in the network (the "old" way, they have the same workgroup name), but only netbook sees desktop in the homegroup. Desktop can't see netbook.

I can create homegroup on PC and gain access to the shared files from the netbook, but can't do it the other way.

IMPORTANT! When I connected netbook to the router through cable, everything worked fine! This means that there's something wrong with netbook wifi adapter? But I've already tried install the latest drivers - it didn't help.

Please, people, what am I doing wrong? Spent the whole weekend on this, really need to make it work.

Hope you may help, thanks.

UPD:
Changed the router from DIR-320 to DIR-615, the problem's gone.

Answer:Can join homegroup, but netbook can't see desktop!

First make sure these settings are the same on both machines. Pay attention to the network discovery setting and the password protected sharing. These Advanced Sharing settings need to look like the pictures below.

I'm assuming that both machines are using Windows 7?

Do you have any AV software installed?

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I am trying to rejoin (or delete & recreate) my HOMEGROUP. I am ON the computer that originally created it. Attached "IMAGE 001" is what I see on the 'main' computer (called NEWDELL) that originally started the HOMEGROUP. Notice there is no option to view the Homegroup Password. When I try to join it, I get the standard dialog boxes (attached images 002 and 003) but I do not have the password and as stated I cannot access it in the usual place.

Notice the message in 001, that "Parents on NEWDELL has created a HOMEGROUP". That's me, I am user=PARENTS, and I'm on the computer that created the Homegroup which is NEWDELL.

Based on numerous hours of research on forums, I have already tried the following solutions:

1) From CMD.EXE, run as Administrator, issue statement: "net share Users /d" without the quotes to delete the Share called "Users". Reboot.

2) In Windows Explorer, navigate to "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking" and then delete all the files in this folder. Reboot.

3) In Services, stop
- Homegroup Listener
- Homegroup Provider
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol
- Peer Networking Grouping
- Peer Networking Identity Manager

...then reboot & restart these services. Also tried changing them from Manual to Automatic.

4) I had 2 NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on my network, sharing to Homegroup, and I have switched them to "WORK... Read more

Answer:Cannot Join HOMEGROUP, and I am ON the computer that created it

Did you notice that where it says type the Homegroup password?

Where it says: You can get the password from Parents on NEWDELL or another member of the Homegroup?

Wait, if you are the parent at NEWDELL you were locked out of your own system.

Strange problem but it may work to leave the Homegroup from all Homegroup machines then create a new one and rejoin. Windows appears to be treating you like you aren't really in the Homegroup any more.

If you have any problems rejoining then delete all the files at PeerNetworking on each Homegroup machine but I can see you tried that?

If this is a single machine see if you are able to simply leave the Homegroup.

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I was unable to join a Homegroup on my netbook, and found no help anywhere, but stumbled on a solution on my own. Here is what fixed my homegroup problem.


Go to Control Panel and click on Adminstrative Tools
Scroll down and click on Services
Scroll down and right click on Homegroup Provider Service.
Click on Start the Service....

If got this messsage:
?Windows could not start Homegroup Provider Service on Local Computer.
Error 1079: The account specified for this service is different from the account specificied for other services running the same process.?
Here is what I did next....
Cancel error message and right click on Homegroup Provider Service again.
Scroll down and click on Properties
Click on Logon tab
Click on This Account button
Click on Browse
Click on Advanced
Click on Find Now
Double Click on Local Service
Click on OK
[Local Service then appears in a box on the Logon tab. Beneath it are two boxes with rows of asterixes.]
Delete all of the asterixes then click on Apply, then click on OK.
Right click on Homegroup Provider Service
Click on Start
Homegroup Provider Service then started, and I was able to join a homegroup.

Answer:Can't join homegroup - problem and solution

Thanks for sharing your fix with everyone

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I currently have an issue where both computers can see each other in network discovery and both can see that there is a home group available to join but they always fail when entering the passcode.

when the PC is the host I get a windows can no longer detect the homegroup error on the laptop.

when the laptop is the host I get a windows cannot setup a homegroup on this computer on the pc.

The PC is running 7 Ultimate and the laptop is running 8.1 and a homegroup was previously working in the past. I have completely disabled windows firewall and uninstalled the custom firewall I was using. I also wiped the peer network profiles on both machines.

The only error report is the same on both devices
- <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

- <System>

<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-HomeGroup-ProviderService" Guid="{C9BDB4EB-9287-4C8E-8378-6896F0D1C5EF}" ></Provider>

<EventID>5008</EventID>

<Version>0</Version>

<Level>4</Level>

<Task>0</Task>

<Opcode>0</Opcode>

<Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>

<TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-15T12:56:53.341822700Z" ></TimeCreated>

<EventRecordID>7317</EventRecordID>

<Correlation ></Correlation>

<Execution ProcessID="916" ThreadID="936" ></Execution>

<Channel>Mic... Read more

Answer:Unable to Join Windows Homegroup

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Having spent the last few days researching this and trying all options I am now left with one last option - this message

So to summarise, I have two laptops running windows 7, that I am wanting to connect via Homegroup

On the first laptop, I have created the homegroup (and have the password)
The laptop is connected to my wireless internet router (that is set as a home network)

IPv6 is enabled on my laptop
In advance adapter settings network discovery is on
In my services the following are enabled
Homegroup listneing
Homegroup Provider
Peer Name Resolution Protocol
Peer Network Grouping
Peer Network Identity Manager

So I go to the second laptop, it is also connected to my wireless internet router (that is set as a home network), and all of the conditions set on my first laptop are the same on this laptop.

I then go to homegroup and it does not give me the join option
Please help

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Short version: Windows is saying it sees a homegroup on my PC under my user ID, but it is not actually in the homegroup - it is forcing me to try to join the group it says I already created!

All homegroup functions have recently stopped working, after mostly working OK for a year under Win 8 and Win 10.

Here's what is happening:

With all other PCs turned off, I restart my main Windows 10 PC, "Media PC" and sign in under [email protected] HomeGroup, I am then prompted to join a HomeGroup. It says, "[email protected] on Media PC has created a homegroup on the network."But, instead of seeing the homegroup control page, (where you can change the password etc.), it is displaying a "join now" button. I don't have the password, and without the normal homegroup panel, I can't reset the password, or do anything except join.If I so click join, it asks for the password, which I don't know and can't change (see above). If I enter a dummy password, it says "Windows can no longer detect a homegroup on this network." - but then immediately brings me back to the message shown above.

That makes no sense - it is asking me to join a homegroup that it says my user already created, and denying me the normal homegroup tools to try to fix it.

I have restarted the PC several times, restarted my router, switched the network from private to public and back (restarting in between), toggled the HomeGroup services off and on, and deleted the contents... Read more

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Hi,

My computer has been in a homegroup for awhile. I have not utilized homegroup for awhile either. When I went to examine the homegroup details and the main homegroup screen opened, my computer gave me a blue screen of death and APC_Index_Mismatch.

I left the homegroup. Now, when I rejoin, within 5-15 sec. I get the same BSOD with the same APC_Index_Mismatch.

My computer is:

Motherboard: P6X58D
CPU: Intel 930
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GTX 480
Windows 7 64 bit (first OS)
System a year old and the OS 1 month

Power Supply: 1000W Antec TruPower

Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2.zip

041111-17206-02.rar

perfmon.rar

Those are files from the BSOD instructions by jcgriff

Can anyone help me?

I have not received any help from other forums.

Thanks.

Answer:Homegroup join spurs bsod

I ran driver verify and got the blue screen....

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I would like to be able to share files among the computer on my LAN. Unfortunately, the are not all running Windows 8. My question is can my Ununtu 12.10 based laptop be set up to join Homegroup? I'd like to share files on my LAN without needing to build a network server, or anything crazy.

Answer:Can my Ubuntu computer join my Homegroup?

Originally Posted by patagriff


I would like to be able to share files among the computer on my LAN. Unfortunately, the are not all running Windows 8. My question is can my Ununtu 12.10 based laptop be set up to join Homegroup? I'd like to share files on my LAN without needing to build a network server, or anything crazy.



Only Windows 7 or 8 machine can join the Homegroup however, you can easily share files between Ubuntu and Windows 7 or 8 machines. The link below shows you how.

How to Share Folders in Ubuntu & Access them from Windows 7 | 7 Tutorials

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G'day,

I have recently tried to create a HomeGroup on my Win 7 Home Premium machine and it is not possible for some reason. When opening the "Network and Sharing" section and then clicking on "HomeGroup", I get a message stating that "This computer can't connect to a HomeGroup". Running the troubleshooter doesn't help. Looking in "Administrative Tools>services", I see two HomeGroup entries; HomeGroup Provider and HomeGroup Listener. Trying to start these services results in error windows popping up. (see below) I also note that there is no HomeGroup icon in my Explorer tree. Can anyone help with this? I thank you up front.







Cheers,
Fritz

Answer:Unable to create/join HomeGroup

If the Homegroup icon doesn't show up in the network tree then something is pretty messed up here.

Try running the sfc/scannow command from an elevated command prompt and see what it comes up with.

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I have 2 new Acer computers, both running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attempting to share files on a homegroup for the first time.

I can create a home group on either computer, but I get this message when try to join the newly created home group from other computer: "Windows can?t join homegroup on this computer " In other words, both can create a homegroup, but whatever the one creates , the other cannot join.
One important note is that one of the computers does not have the three network adapters the other has. It is missing a wifi adapter although it has a wifi port. Could this be part of the problem?
Following are the 18 steps I have completed to date, all of which were redone by a "for fee" networking service except for resetting the router (I had already done this multiple times). These are not necessarily in the order I did them and I retried creating and joining a homegroup on both computers between each "fix." I checked the status and network map on both computers between steps to verify changes were registered correctly by both. Various corrections were made along the way, but none worked.
(Note: I do not want to individually share files or folders. Due to my specific needs, I want to get the homegroup working.)
1. Checked for same workgroup, homegroup, computer name, user name and password on both computers, both computers have security setting set to home. Renamed each one of these individually and then returned to ori... Read more

Answer:Windows Cannot Join Homegroup on This Computer

Hi sanjarver, I had the same problem as you, I read everything I could and still it would not work. I had made a system back up image with Acronis 2010, so was safe to experiment till the moon turned blue. First thing I did was remove ALL my AV/AM programs and Outpost Firewall Pro (desktop) + Outpost Security Suite free (laptop) set advanced adapter (network) to default/recommended settings, installed MSE v2 on both pc's. Set Homegroup on desktop, joined it on Laptop and it worked perfectly.
Previous attempts with firewall's disabled and set to 'auto learning mode' failed.

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I originally set up a Homegroup from a PC I have now replaced. My new PC recognises that there is a Homegroup, but won't let me join - it says the password is wrong.

Of course, I can't see the password because I can't join ...

"There's a hole in my bucket ..."

Answer:New PC replaces Homegroup host, but won't let me join

Can you log in to one of the other computers that are part of the original Home Group and get the password there?

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I have 3 computers running Windows 10. Two were upgraded from Windows 7, and one from Windows 8. May not have had the Homegroup working properly before, and I think I had created one some time ago. I don't know what the password was. But, now that all of the machines are upgraded to Windows 10, it would be great if I could get the sharing to work properly.

All three computers show the exact same screen when I go to the Control Panel / Homegroup screen. I have pasted the screen copy above. But, essentially, there are two things to note:
1. "Jan on Trex7 has created a homegroup on the network".
2. The only choices on the screen are to "Join now", and "Close".

For two of the machines, the information seems normal. But, when I log on to "Trex7", as user "Jan", it displays exactly the same. How has "Jan on Trex7" created a Homegroup, if it's asking "Jan" to join it?

Hence, how do I get from this to having a Homegroup that I can join on my three machines?

Answer:Cannot Join, Remove, or Create Another Homegroup.

From reading forums, and doing what others have done, the problem has changed.

1. I renamed and re-created \ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
2. (this is very important) I powered off the other Windows machines on my network.

I'm on my only powered on Windows machine, "Trex7", as (the administrator) user "Jan".
The HomeGroup options page now looks much better.

I select "Create a HomeGroup". But, then I get:

So, I think I might be better off. But, what do I do now?

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Just purchased a Win8.1 and set up a first-time home group. But my old Win7 home premium just cannot be coaxed into joing it. Have tried everything without luck. Do they actually work together?

Answer:Win7 will not join Win8 homegroup

Hello Hunzeker,

Oh yes, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 can be in the same homegroup. I have one setup with my Windows 8.1 and a Windows 7 on a virtual machine.

As a test, have all computers leave the homegroup to be able to start over fresh.

Afterwards, create a homegroup in Windows 8.1, and join the homegroup in Windows 7. Double check the details in the tutorials below to help make sure everything is set properly for the homegroup to see if that may help.

Homegroup - Create in Windows 8

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

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this problem just began happening mysteriously, well, today.

I googled a bit, trying to fix it; I don't want to sidetrack the discussion, but needless to say I found nothing that seemed to address my problem directly.

so I have a PC and a laptop. Both computers can see each other, but only the laptop can access and share files with the PC.

When I attempt to access files via homegroup from the PC, nothing happens. As in, it just does nothing. I click on shared folders, they don't open.

When I attempt to access files via the network, I can see my laptop, but when I click to enter it I get:

Windows cannot access \\OMNI-LAPTOP
"check the spelling of the name, otherwise there might be a problem with your network"

from the laptop, I can access and share files with the PC, no problem.

This just started happening. I have no clue why, and I can't figure out what is wrong. The PC discovers and sees things, just like it should, but I can't actually access anything. The laptop, however, can access the PC (despite the fact that the PC claims there is a network problem).

The ONLY change I've made between now and the last time I was able to access successfully was I fixed some goofiness in my network. Previously, I had a modem/router and a router, and both routers were acting as routers. I put the modem/router in bridge mode, so that I have just one router now. But that's it.

Answer:can join and see homegroup, but can't share files

Quote:
The ONLY change I've made between now and the last time I was able to access successfully was I fixed some goofiness in my network. Previously, I had a modem/router and a router, and both routers were acting as routers. I put the modem/router in bridge mode, so that I have just one router now. But that's it.


Are both computers now connected to the same router and therefore have IP addresses in the same Subnet, i.e. you're not connecting one by ethernet to the Modem/Router and the second "wirelessly" to the Router?

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The 8.1 laptop says it detects the homegroup and prompts me to join it. I go thru the steps, including the correct password. Then, after a minute or so of looking, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on this network. I can't find anything wrong. All the settings seem to be correctly set. What am I doing wrong?

Answer:My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC

Firewall possibly causing it.

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I just moved and ended up settng up a homegroup through a seperate win7 Box (roomate's)

Now that I am close to finishing upacking, I am trying to join the homegroup with my primary cpu.

Control Panel > Network,etc > Homegroup > ...and the only option I have is to create a homeGroup....



I don't want to create, I want to join. unfortunately I see no optin to "join"

Answer:Win7 trying to join existing homegroup

See if this helps - Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

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I have 3 computers running Windows 10. Two were upgraded from Windows 7, and one from Windows 8. May not have had the Homegroup working properly before, and I think I had created one some time ago. I don't know what the password was. But, now that all of the machines are upgraded to Windows 10, it would be great if I could get the sharing to work properly.

All three computers show the exact same screen when I go to the Control Panel / Homegroup screen. I have pasted the screen copy above. But, essentially, there are two things to note:
1. "Jan on Trex7 has created a homegroup on the network".
2. The only choices on the screen are to "Join now", and "Close".

For two of the machines, the information seems normal. But, when I log on to "Trex7", as user "Jan", it displays exactly the same. How has "Jan on Trex7" created a Homegroup, if it's asking "Jan" to join it?

Hence, how do I get from this to having a Homegroup that I can join on my three machines?

Answer:Cannot Join, Remove, or Create Another Homegroup.

From reading forums, and doing what others have done, the problem has changed.

1. I renamed and re-created \ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
2. (this is very important) I powered off the other Windows machines on my network.

I'm on my only powered on Windows machine, "Trex7", as (the administrator) user "Jan".
The HomeGroup options page now looks much better.

I select "Create a HomeGroup". But, then I get:

So, I think I might be better off. But, what do I do now?

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since I upgraded to the 10162 Build I cannot connect to my Home Group like before. The p2p.svc,PNRP svc and the Peer Networking Grouping svc is off!! as a matter of fact there is no " idstore.sst " in the folder that it normally is in. C:\Windows\Service Profiles\LocalService\APPData\Roaming\PeerNetworking. There is no "idstore.sst in that folder at all. Is there a new way to start these services in Win.10? if so can someone please tell me how???

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I need help with these I cannot join my homegroup.

Answer:Cannot join Homegroup Permission Issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by lkurrt


I need help with these I cannot join my homegroup.


You might try going down the list of Homegroup fixes in the link below. It covers most of the common issues associated with setting up a Homegroup.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

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Or how do I just make the XP box know about the Win7 box? They're both fed from the same router so should have IP addresses in the same group - but although the Win7 PC can see the XP PC, it doesn't work the other way around.

AFAICT the only place (in XP) where I can view other computers is in my XP workgroup. But Win7 uses homegroups which don't seem to be quite the same thing. A workgroup seems to have a name but no password whereas a homegroup seems to have a password but no name.

What am I missing here...?

Answer:How do I join a Windows XP computer to a Win7 homegroup?

XP can't join a homegroup.

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My desktop is set up for a homegroup in windows 10. When I try to set up my laptop it reads " detected a homegroup" and there is a join tab. When the join tab is clicked it states that a homegroup is not detected. The laptop is set up on the network so what is the problem?

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I've tried trouble shooters for homegroup and network
I've tried enable ipv6
I've tried making sure all necessary tasks are "running" in the services section of the network and sharing center
I've tried making sure all my advanced homegroup settings were correct.
I've tried disabling all homegroups on all other pcs
I've tried finding the idstore.sst file to delete it (which doesn't exist on win10?) <<<fixed
I've tried updating all network drivers.
I've tried from a wireless network and hardlined
all other computers can create and use homegroups other than my main pc.


I also can not share folders, access is restricted somehow.

UPDATE: both Peer Name Resolution Protocol (can't access key) and Peer Networking Grouping fail to start , I edited the log on info to all be the same (using methods described in link below) when I edited the info for Peer Networking Identity Manager it did inform me of saved changes, the only one to do so. PNIM is the only one of the three working.

Some found this useful, hope you do to!
Peer networking grouping service isnt running is the message. How - Microsoft Community

this seems to be a Microsoft issue and I hope dearly for a fix soon. a shame it happened to my main pc and none of the other side ones in my house.

UPDATE: I am trying to use Process Monitor to see which Key it can't access but I'm not entirely sure on what I'm looking for
found this which told me what to do but not what I'm looking f... Read more

Answer:"This computer can not join/create homegroup

You've done a lot of things!

Presumably you have an OK IP no. Can you ping to any other comp and can others ping you.

Have you got any third party AV or Firewalls installed?

Have you tried disabling the firewall?

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I have a couple of Win7 PCs in my home network. I bought a tablet/notebook (Asus T100) with Win8.1 pre-installed.

I was able to join the existing homegroup with the tablet PC without any problem. After a short while the tablet exhibited a problem that I couldn't resolve so decided to reset the machine to factory default. I was then able to re-install the couple of applications I needed and all was well until I looked at the homegroup settings. It looked as though the reset had retained some of the settings for the homegroup but neither of the Win7 PCs could be seen.

I then tried to leave the homegroup but the "Couldn't remove your computer" message appeared. I tried accessing the "change password" and "display password" options but nothing happens. I've tried the troubleshooter on all 3 PCs without success.

I tried leaving the homegroup on the two Win7 PCs and this has worked OK but I still can't leave the homegroup on the Win8 PC in order to join a new one that I will create.

I've tried some of the fixes from here (stopping the and disabling the homegroup services and deleting the files in the C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder without success.

Any ideas anyone?

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My system information is as follows (from TSG SysInfo)

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2302 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 104473 MB, Free - 60635 MB; D: Total - 51856 MB, Free - 45216 MB; H: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 354401 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation , D865GLC , AAC27501-408 , BTLC40811880
Antivirus: None

I am networked to a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit.

I have created a HomeGroup on the Laptop. When I try to Join the HomeGroup I get a message saying Windows 7 cannot create the HomeGroup.

Runing the HomeGroup troubleshooter produces an error message stating that the system time is not equal to local time.

I have previously synch the clocks on each system with an atomic clock.

Anyone have experience with this?
 

Answer:Solved: Unable to Join Exsisting HomeGroup

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Folks,

I'm in need of an assist.

I have 5 computers working nicely with one another on my homegroup. None of that matters since my wife's laptop is the one which doesn't work with the homegroup. I've read every tutorial and tried every step that I could find, to no avail.

Opening up her Homegroup settings page shows a header, "This computer can't connect to a homegroup", and it is accompanied by a yellow warning box with "HomeGroup is not ready yet. Please try again in a few minutes. If this message continues to appear, click the link to start the HomeGroup troubleshooter."

The troubleshooter doesn't accomplish a thing. I cannot even remove her laptop from the HomeGroup and try to start over: the error message prevents ANY HomeGroup actions to be taken (Join, quit, change password, etc.)

Now, I know that my HomeGroup works. I know that my wifi access point works. I know that my router works. I know that my AV/Firewall software works. All the machines in the house run the same software, settings, etc. All are running Windows 10.

Without nuking her install, how/where do I begin? This has been very frustrating.

Thanks,
Ken

Answer:Homegroup issue: I have one laptop which cannot join (or leave)!

Hi iamc3k

It very much sounds like you've covered a lot of ground and you know what you are doing. That said and because you didn't mention in post, please don't shot me, have you confirm she is using Private network and not Public. Yes I know you are in house and its your network, her wireless still has to be set to Private.

Next I would reset her Network. Start => Settings => Network and Internet => scroll to bottom of right window.

All Wireless password will be forgotten.
Ken

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Just got new house, and putting together a new win7 homegroup network (new isp, modem & router)
I have the wired computers(3) connected through the router to homegroup called network3. And they can share file, and printers just fine.
The wireless laptop connects to the router though a wireless connection called 'wireless network' it can get on the internet just fine. but it (laptop) can't join the homegroup the wired computers are connected to. It ask to connect to the homegroup by name (network3), when I click "choose homegroup and sharing options" in the Network and Sharing Center screen. I enter the password that works on the other wired computers, but them I get the dreaded balloon saying "Wndows can not set up a homegroup on this computer " pops up, then just sits there.
How do I get the laptop to join the homegroup? There is no other network shown other than 'wireless network'
Thansk

Answer:Win7 Cannot join homegroup wired and wireless

try this first: make certain all computers are scychronized to the same date and time.
I know that sounds like a "given," but I had a smiliar problem in joining my workgroup.
The Win7 laptop could see the other computers but when trying to connect, it asked
for the network password & identified my computer as belonging to a domain (which
it wasn't).
I tried everything. My time was the same on all the systems. Then I noticed the Win7
system was a day off. I fixed that and walla! Win7 could not only see the other systems
but also, connect--a two week search & trying to connect, solved by the simple
thing of making sure all computers had the same time & date.
Also, you need to have the "everyone" group active, with full rights.
And user accounts with the same name and password on each system.

If those things don't work, hopefully others will answer with the answer.

Bob

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I've tried trouble shooters for homegroup and network
I've tried enable ipv6
I've tried making sure all necessary tasks are "running" in the services section of the network and sharing center
I've tried making sure all my advanced homegroup settings were correct.
I've tried disabling all homegroups on all other pcs
I've tried finding the idstore.sst file to delete it (which doesn't exist on win10?) <<<fixed
I've tried updating all network drivers.
I've tried from a wireless network and hardlined
all other computers can create and use homegroups other than my main pc.


I also can not share folders, access is restricted somehow.

UPDATE: both Peer Name Resolution Protocol (can't access key) and Peer Networking Grouping fail to start , I edited the log on info to all be the same (using methods described in link below) when I edited the info for Peer Networking Identity Manager it did inform me of saved changes, the only one to do so. PNIM is the only one of the three working.

Some found this useful, hope you do to!
Peer networking grouping service isnt running is the message. How - Microsoft Community

this seems to be a Microsoft issue and I hope dearly for a fix soon. a shame it happened to my main pc and none of the other side ones in my house.

UPDATE: I am trying to use Process Monitor to see which Key it can't access but I'm not entirely sure on what I'm looking for
found this which told me what to do but not what I'm looking f... Read more

Answer:"This computer can not join/create homegroup

You've done a lot of things!

Presumably you have an OK IP no. Can you ping to any other comp and can others ping you.

Have you got any third party AV or Firewalls installed?

Have you tried disabling the firewall?

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Both PCs are using Win 8.1 and both wee working fine. Wife's PC needed to be reset to factory settings. Now her PC created a homegroup but my PC will not allow me to join or create. If I open Homegroup I get the following message. To create a Homegroup your computer?s network location must be set to Private

Here's what I've tried. The internet connection is through a DSL modem and an Ethernet switch. Both computers can surf the net fine
Homegroup troubleshooter says it has fixed issues bot no joy
Rebooted both computers, rebooted modem and Ethernet switch.
Went to settings/change PC settings/Network there is one Ethernet connection and it shows cone ted
settings/change PC settings/Homegroup It says To keep your stuff safe, sharing and the ability to see other PCs on this network is truned off To change settings open connections in PC settings tap or click the current network connection, then turnm on find devices and connect. When I click on the Ethernet connection I get a list of properties and a copy button.
In Homegroup advanced settings I have the following
Private Turn on Network discovery in selected
File and Printer sharing is selected
Homegroup connections allow Win to manage is selected

Guest or Public
Turn on network discovery is selected
Tuen on File and Printer sharing is selectyed
All Networks Turn on sharing is selected
Use 128 bit encryption iks selected
Turn on password protected sharing is selected.
Also if I go to Settings/change PC settings/networ... Read more

Answer:Unable to join or create homegroup Windows 8.1

You have to have IPv6 enabled. Without it enabled on all computers, Home Group will not work.

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Hello,
I'm trying to create homegroup with my pc at home and my laptop.
Both computers connected to the same wireless network.
My home pc is running windows 7 ultimate x64 eng, and my laptop is running windows 7 pro x64 eng.
My router is TP-LINK 941ND, both the computer are not connected directly to the router, my home pc uses D-Link adapter.

I'm creating the homegroup on my home pc but cant see the homegroup from my laptop, there is no 'join' button.

I tried disabling anti-virus + firewall (NOD32) on both computers but still no good.
Before disabling firewall I wasn't able to ping the computer from one to the other, after disabling it, pinging was successful.
On both computers I have network discovery on.

In addition I checked all these services, and they were as they should be:
DNS Client - Started and Automatic
Function Discovery Provider Host - Started and Manual
Function Discovery Resource Publication - Started and Automatic
HomeGroup Listener - Started and Manual
HomeGroup Provider - Started and Manual
Network List Service - Started and Manual
Peer Networking Grouping - Started and Manual
Server - Started and Automatic
SSDP Discovery - Started and Manual
UPnP Device Host - Started and Manual
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Unable to create homegroup, no join button

  
Quote: Originally Posted by atav


Hello,
I'm trying to create homegroup with my pc at home and my laptop.
Both computers connected to the same wireless network.
My home pc is running windows 7 ultimate x64 eng, and my laptop is running windows 7 pro x64 eng.
My router is TP-LINK 941ND, both the computer are not connected directly to the router, my home pc uses D-Link adapter.

I'm creating the homegroup on my home pc but cant see the homegroup from my laptop, there is no 'join' button.

I tried disabling anti-virus + firewall (NOD32) on both computers but still no good.
Before disabling firewall I wasn't able to ping the computer from one to the other, after disabling it, pinging was successful.
On both computers I have network discovery on.

In addition I checked all these services, and they were as they should be:
DNS Client - Started and Automatic
Function Discovery Provider Host - Started and Manual
Function Discovery Resource Publication - Started and Automatic
HomeGroup Listener - Started and Manual
HomeGroup Provider - Started and Manual
Network List Service - Started and Manual
Peer Networking Grouping - Started and Manual
Server - Started and Automatic
SSDP Discovery - Started and Manual
UPnP Device Host - Started and Manual

Thanks in advance.


It may work best to uninstall NOD 32 then set up the Homegroup between those machines then reinstall NOD 32.

You might also try setting up the Homegroup using wired connection... Read more

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I've upgraded from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 10 Pro on my W550s. Now I cannot join or create a homegroup (I do have an existing homegroup). The reported problem is that IPv6 needs to be enabled. Both the WiFi adapter (Intel 7265AC) and ethernet adapter (1218-V) are working and both have IPv6 enabled. Both show that a homegroup is available to join when another computer is turned on, both will show a link to create a new homegroup if no other computers are turned on.  (I cannot remember if this computer was connected to homegroup before the Win 10 upgrade - I don't use homegroup often). So what to do? I've done plenty of searching for homegroup problems with IPv6 and found nothing that sounds like this. And the Windows homegroup "help wizard" is no help at all.  













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Answer:W550s Windows 10 cannot join homegroup, no IPv6

Never mind, I finally found the fix (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/tcpipv6-and-homegroups-tcpipv6...I found that not all required services were running, so I changed them to Automatic and then manually started them. But that was not enough. The final step was #3 in that post, the DisabledComponents setting. After reboot I was finally able to join my homegroup. 

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Hello,

After upgrading both Desktop & Laptop to Win 10, I am not able to JOIN Homegroup. Both computers show the option Homegroup: READY TO CREATE. Nomally when a Homegroup is created through one of the computers in network, Second or other computers should show it as READY TO JOIN. But that is not happening.

Internet works on the both computers. I can even see each other computer in Network. But Laptop, most of the times, is unable to open up shared Desktop and shows Path error.

Using TP Link MR3420 Wifi Router. DHCP enabled.
Desktop using Belkin Wifi Dongle to connect to wifi network.
Laptop (Lenovo) has builtin Wifi.

Any suggestions/solution please ?

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The Windows 8.1 laptop says there is a homegroup on my network, which I started on my Windows 7 PC. I go thru the join now process and use the correct password, then after a minute or so, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on the network. How can I connect?

Answer:My Windows 8.1 laptop can't join my Windows7 homegroup.

Try this tool from Microsoft to fix your homegroups settings if you haven't tried the homegroup troubleshooter already:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9755488

Also make sure you have a good network connection (wired in if possible) when trying to troubleshoot your homegroup issues or access the homegroup until you get it back to work. Wireless networks are exposed to interference and low signal means low speeds which could cause the network to not detect the homegroup device is the device becomes unreacheable.

Try this tool and give us feed back.

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My desktop is set up for a homegroup in windows 10. When I try to set up my laptop it reads " detected a homegroup" and there is a join tab. When the join tab is clicked it states that a homegroup is not detected. The laptop is set up on the network so what is the problem?

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Hello,
I am currently using Win7 Enterprise on my PC that was given to me by a computer guy. Since I am into office applications, going online and just common stuff other than entertainment purposes (I use my iPad for that), he decided that Enterprise edition would be a best fit for me. So I was trying to connect this desktop PC to my hubby's windows 7 Ultimate edition laptop and I am only able to create a HomeGroup but his is able to create and join. Could that be a different between the 2 versions of Windows? Does Enterprise edition only can create HomeGroups? Please guys I need help. If possible if I can just create a HomeGroup from my desktop PC then add my hubby's computer to this group then it would be ok.

Another thing is, how can I after creating a HomeGroup on my desktop PC then connect it with my Amazon FireTV device? I have this old Netgear router that I had configured to become a network adapter which other than being connected to our modem, should be able to connect to the FireTV device, it being on the same IP address. Is that possible, it being my router/wifi network adapter been configured through ddt.com site, that it would still be able to connect with my FireTV device?
 

Answer:Is there A 'Join HomeGroup' option for Win7 Enterprise Edition?

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Brink,

I really need your help. The last few times that I have booted up I have been "invited" to join a Hone Group with no option to turn them down. Now, via Control Panel I find that I am in at least one home group and that I cannot forbid them to read my files if I don't know their password. I don't know the password or who these people are.

I also seem to have no way to quit the Home Group.

This makes me more unhappy that you can believe. I'm using 64-bit Home Premium. Can you help me?

Gerry

Answer:"invited" to join a HomeGroup with no option to turn them down

Click on the Homegroup then click on "Leave Homegroup". BTW, the only way you would have joined a Homegroup is by entering in the password, it is not automatic.

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I am having problems setting up a Homegroup which I would like to do so that I can use one external hard drive for backing up data etc from two Windows 8 computers. Although I am still running a third desktop with Windows Vista, I will remove that computer once all is up and running on the two Windows 8 computers as I realize Vista cannot join the Homegroup. The following is the computer information and troubleshooting steps done so far:

Currently running three desktop computers:

Windows VISTA Home Premium SP2
Computer Name: Shark
Workgroup: Workgroup

Windows 8
Computer Name: DRB-ASUS
Workgroup: Workgroup

Windows 8 64-bit
Computer Name: SAM-ASUS
Workgroup: Workgroup

Computers are currently networked through a router/modem.

Both Windows 8 computers are able to create a Homegroup, but no matter which computer creates the Homegroup, the other Windows 8 computer is unable to see the Homegroup and therefore cannot join it, even though neither computer is asleep nor hibernating. There is no error message, just the information that there is no Homegroup available to be joined.

Troubleshooting:

Both computers networks are configured as Private Network.

Computer clocks are synchronized on all computers.

All computers are connected by Ethernet rather than wireless.

Sharing: On both Windows 8 computers, the following sharing is configured Private has network discovery turned on with automatic setup of network connected devices ticked; file and printer sharing is turned on;... Read more

Answer:Unable to "join" HomeGroup in Windows 8

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SO my computer can't see other homegroups on my LAN. I did some investigation and it looks like I'm suffering from my computer browser service not being able to run.
I can start the service. It runs for 2-3 seconds then it stops.
It says it's running in the status window, but it says it's stopped in the 'try to start service' window.
So clearly something's broken.
In anycase, I can websurf from this computer.
Also: Months/years ago I've had a variety of viruses of different sorts, so I assume one of the cleanup apps I've used broke it.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Yet Another Guy With A Computer That Can't Join Homegroup (Computer Browser?)

What's the name of the workgroup used by the other systems?
 
The Win 7 install must join that workgroup...and you don't have to use the secured homegroup at all to do so.
 
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/join-or-create-a-workgroup
 
Louis

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