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Remove a no longer available computer from homegroup

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    Remove a no longer available computer from homegroup


    There are four computers in my homegroup, one of which is a 'phantom' computer, from before I had to reinstall Windows on my laptop. It's called TomLaptop, the current installation's computer name is called Tom-Laptop. When I try to remove the phantom TomLaptop from the group, its just stays on 'Removing...' and never finishes. How can I get rid of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitebloodcell View Post
    There are four computers in my homegroup, one of which is a 'phantom' computer, from before I had to reinstall Windows on my laptop. It's called TomLaptop, the current installation's computer name is called Tom-Laptop. When I try to remove the phantom TomLaptop from the group, its just stays on 'Removing...' and never finishes. How can I get rid of it?
    When things go wrong with the Homegroup it's best to leave the Homegroup from all networked machines then create a new one and rejoin from all machines.

    If you have problems leaving the Homegroup there is also a fix for that.
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Remove a no longer available computer from homegroup
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