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Why did my dad's laptop show up under "This PC" on my PC?

  1. #1


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)

    Why did my dad's laptop show up under "This PC" on my PC?


    The other day I said to my dad that I would update his laptop to 8.1 and today I finally got around to doing it. On my PC, I am not a member of any Homegroups as I only own one computer so I don't need that feature. I took my dad's laptop, connected it to my wi-fi network and updated it to 8.1. I removed the laptop from the default Homegroup as my dad doesn't use that feature either and then I turned the laptop off.

    When I went back to my PC, his laptop was showing up in File Explorer on my desktop under "This PC". I right-clicked and chose "Remove this device", but it didn't disappear until I rebooted my system.

    Anyone know why this would happen? I've never had another computer that's connected to my wi-fi network show up under "Computer" in File Explorer in Windows 8, but this is the first time I've had 2 Windows 8.1 machines connected to the same wi-fi network.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi djsigma,

    That is odd to say the least. Unfortunately, I don't have your exact configuration for comparison (8.1 laptop and 8.0 wired); however, I can offer a few screenshots of my 8.1 laptop setup to see if you remember any setup differences that might have caused your issue:

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    Good luck!
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  3. #3


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center (64 bit)


    Thanks mate. I've given him the laptop back now, but next time I have a look at it I'll check those settings.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Please let us know.
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