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cannot create a homegroup

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    cannot create a homegroup


    hi guys,


    well i created a homegroup for my 4 pc's, but with the last one i get the message that the Revo user changed the password.

    How is this possible? A user wanting to join the homegroup cannot change the password......normally.

    To restart from scratch, i led everyone leaving the homegroup at least i did that since all 4 hardly are used at one time.

    Now the only thing i can do is to join a homegroup, while there is no homegroup....

    So i type in a password and get the message "there is no homegroup".

    when troubleshooting, i get the message that i did not join a homegroup, thus am no member.

    Anyone having a solution for this?

    thanks


    Jeff

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    Last edited by jeffrys; 20 Feb 2013 at 11:57.

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    It looks like you tried to use a custom password to set up the Homegroup?

    I don't think that will work.

    When in doubt, you should Leave the Homegroup from all machines, then set up a new one from your main machine and rejoin that Homegroup using the original Homegroup password that Windows creates when you set up a Homegroup.

    Most other Homegroup problems can be solved by going through the Homegroup trouble shooting guide.
    Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

    See also:
    Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

    and

    Homegroup - Create in Windows 8
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    thanks Chev,

    but i already did what you say.

    The problem is i CANNOT create a homegroup because that option is not given. when troubleshooting and going thru all the steps, i get the option "create or join". Nothing works

    the only thing i can think of is creating another network and do it over......one never knows.

    Jeff
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    BELGIUM
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    WINDOWS 8.1 x64


    Well that does not work either, found this on the net, tried it anyway.

    in Regedit you find launch permisson or access permission and many but am afraid i have to pass here. Too dangerous.


    Jeff
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    Have you restarted your computer since trying to get control over HomeGroup?
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    BELGIUM
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    Yes Znod,

    several times.

    In my opinion i need a registry key altered to fix the problem.......but which.

    There must be a flag somewhere that needs a reset, i guess...

    Searching on the net, helps not at all......even the MS forum.

    Jeff
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffrys View Post
    Well that does not work either, found this on the net, tried it anyway.

    in Regedit you find launch permisson or access permission and many but am afraid i have to pass here. Too dangerous.


    Jeff
    I'm not sure why you would need to adjust the registry in order to create a Homegroup, although I have to admit I'm very confused with what you are saying.

    You would only create the Homegroup on a single machine, then join that Homegroup from the other machines which you want in the Homegroup.

    You need to ensure that the other machines have all left the original Homegroup. If you can't leave the Homegroup then there are some fixes for that particular problem.

    The guide I posted earlier covers most every problem found when setting up a Homegroup. Here is another set up guide that might help.
    Windows 7 HomeGroup: Walkthrough

    I've never heard of this User changing the password problem, and I've been working on and solving Homegroup problems for over 4 years now.
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    BELGIUM
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    Hi Chev65,

    do not know how MS arrange things.

    Today i installed a scanner on the laptop and although yesterday all 4 pc's asked me to join a homegroup (which was not there),

    now i retried again (could not resist). I could not believe my eyes, when all of a sudden i was asked to create a homegroup (on the laptop that did not give the problem, it was the Revo pc, named like that for the Revodrive inside).

    And the others could be joined immediatly as if nothing happened yesterday.

    So since i could create a homegroup NOW, proofs there was no homegroup. Then the question is, why could i not create one yesterday on any of the 4pc's.

    Thanks for your help, still this puzzles me. Maybe MS does not allow creating of a new one that fast?????

    Jeff
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    It's been my experience with homegroups that have problems such as yours, just restarting one PC didn't work either. I've found that all the PC's on the said homegroup had to rebooted which seemed to solve it. Then there are other times when the modem/router had to be rebooted, because some how the TCPIP stack was stuck or corrupted.
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    That's really strange jeffrys. I'll remember the fix though. Install a scanner. The good news is that it's working now.
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