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Default HomeGroup Available on a PC I Sold 6 Months Ago!

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    Default HomeGroup Available on a PC I Sold 6 Months Ago!


    Attempting to set up new HomeGroup on 2 new custom builds and a 3 month old laptop. Problem is it asks me to join a HomeGroup which was set up on a PC that is long gone.

    Any fixes to delete this ghost network and start a fresh?

    Thanks

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    Sorted it. Apparently my latest laptop had joined the old HomeGroup somehow.

    Fix: Disconnect all devices from old HomeGroup then you are able to create new HomeGroup on your main device and then add all your other desired devices to the HomeGroup.

    This is worth a read too: Homegroup won't go away - Ghost Group on Whole Network & all - Microsoft Community
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    Just leaving the Homegroup on all machines would have the same effect. The writer in the link is correct, if you can't leave the old Homegroup or can't join the new Homegroup then delete all files in Peer Networking folder, picture below shows where this is.

    Homegroup - Leave in Windows 8
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Default HomeGroup Available on a PC I Sold 6 Months Ago!
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