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Problem with Homegroup

  1. #1


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Problem with Homegroup


    I'm unable to create a home group. when i try to do so, i'm getting an error message saying "Windows just detected an existing homegroup. To join it, click ok, and then open homegroup in control panel."
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    But the problem is, i don't have any existing homegroup on my pc. at the same time, there were no any other devices connected to my network. i tried with a pc aswell. but it didn't work,

    When i try to join, i'm getting an error like,
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    I'm running on win 8. i tried to clear all files on the folder "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking" and tried restarting the homegroup provider and listener and they were running. And ipv6 is also enabled. any clues guys????

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  2. #2


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Hey mate,

    Just to make sure you know what it is, and how to set it up, here is a step-by-step tutorial on it: HomeGroup from start to finish - Windows Help

    No one else is connected to your WiFi, are they? It is password protected so neighbors cannot connect? That might have something to do with it. If you have a very weak password, consider changing your router password to something not easily guessed. If you still have a problem, troubleshoot here:HomeGroup problems in Windows - Windows Help

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