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Removing 'network' entity

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    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Removing 'network' entity

    "Honey, the printer don't work again!"


    Ok, I have one box with two hard drives.
    At startup a boot menu opens and I choose
    whether to boot into Win8 or Win7.

    Win7's 'name' is PLAY-PC
    Win8's 'name' is/was HOMECOMPUTER

    What was happening is that at times I was logged
    onto the wrong OS/'name'.

    So I renamed the Win8 OS to PLAY-PC, so now, no matter
    which OS I am using the wife can now remotely use the printer.

    All is fine....except....

    I cannot find a way to delete/remove HOMECOMPUTER from the
    list of Mapped Network 'drives' .

    Windows cannot access \\HOMECOMPUTER
    Well yea, because it no longer exists...sheeesh!

    Any help would be appreciated.


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    Win7-8 Dual Boot on a Commodore 64

    Moot Point...Set and Match :)

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    It's hard to delete something that is not there...ha ha

    Ok what Windows did was 'pretend' to rename the computer, which solved the printer problem.
    But it left a 'stub?' of its old self. I perceive that to be the reason \\HOMECOMPUTER is still listed.

    Here's some registry data that is NOT editable.
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    So it is what it is. Owner ID/OwnerMachineName is now 'matched up' with
    the 'pretend' rename of //HOMECOMPUTER aliased as Member PLAY-PC

    Two choices, just ignore the stub entry or unjoin all computers from the
    Homegroup and ummmm regroup.

    Thanks for helping me understand why I don't understand! :)

    Last edited by Windunce; 09 Mar 2013 at 23:29.
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