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Upgrade win 8.1 homegroup issues

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    Upgrade win 8.1 homegroup issues


    Ok so i updated from win8 to 8.1 so i could actually run the new dragon age. After updating i got the stupid update loop which i fixed. Here's my new problem, after updating it said i had created a homegroup something which i never did and it keeps asking me for a password- which of course i don't have, it should also be mentioned that the original HG was created on this machine and was also shared with a win7 machine- which i believe is somehow still connected to a homegroup which doesn't exist. When trying to connect to homegroup entering the old pass says the homegroup doesnt exist anymore, however it also says on the homegroup page that i still created one- which as before mentioned doesnt exist on a connection try. when double clicking through normal networking file sharing a windows credential comes up asking me for the info to connect to the win7 pc- which has no pass on it. i also have no peer networking folder either so i have no idea whats going on any ideas?

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    How do I delete a Homegroup?


    • If everyone leaves the homegroup, it will no longer exist. For more information, see Leave a homegroup.




    To remove a computer from a homegroup, follow these steps on the computer you want to remove:


    • Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
    • Click Leave the homegroup.
    • Click Leave the homegroup, and then click Finish.



    What should I do if I forget my homegroup password?

    To find the homegroup password, follow these steps on a computer that is part of the homegroup:

    • Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
    • Click View or print the homegroup password.




    Links:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/homegroup-frequently-asked-questions


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    Quote Originally Posted by YoloWaffle View Post
    How do I delete a Homegroup?


    • If everyone leaves the homegroup, it will no longer exist. For more information, see Leave a homegroup.




    To remove a computer from a homegroup, follow these steps on the computer you want to remove:


    • Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
    • Click Leave the homegroup.
    • Click Leave the homegroup, and then click Finish.



    What should I do if I forget my homegroup password?

    To find the homegroup password, follow these steps on a computer that is part of the homegroup:

    • Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
    • Click View or print the homegroup password.




    Links:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/homegroup-frequently-asked-questions


    i tired all that OBVIOUS stuff already, these are not solutions to any of the problems i asked for above. no one can leave the homegroup due to windows saying the homegroup doesnt exist while all on the homegroup screen it says it does. and i cant get get my homegroup password if i cant connect to the homegroup. this happened after an upgrade. i need the homegroup gone- as i told u above. basaically when wondows made the homegroup off the upgrade it both dleted it and kept it. so i cant access it and my other pc cant leave it.
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    Have you tried the Network Troubleshooter?

    I am unsure and will do some research.

    Link:
    Using the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7
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    You did not mention if you ran it or not, but there is a Home Group trouble shooter in the Home Group menu in Control Panel.
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