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Unable to create a homegroup in win8

  1. #1

    Unable to create a homegroup in win8


    Hi,

    I've tried following these links:
    Homegroup - Create in Windows 8
    Why can't I create a homegroup?

    and still unable to create a homegroup. I had a homegroup created on a Win7 laptop, which I have deleted as whenever I wanted to create a homegroup, it says please join this laptop's homegroup. However I still can't create a new homegroup either on my win8 desktop or my win7 laptop.

    Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    The only way you can create a HomeGroup in Windows 8/8.1 is if you have Windows 8/8.1 Pro or Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise. If you have plain Windows 8/8.1, you can't create a HomeGroup, you can only join one.
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    I see. I am using the Pro version
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  4. #4


    Melbourne,FL.
    Posts : 187
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center x64


    Personally, in Windows 8/8.1, I've found HomeGroup to be hit or miss. My desktop pc has 8.1 Pro, my laptop has plain 8.1. My laptop can see my 8.1 Pro's HomeGroup and password, but can never finish joining it.Even deleting the HomeGroup in 8.1 Pro (leaving,etc.) and recreating it doesn't solve the issue. I pretty much, have both pc's setup and don't use HomeGroup. I just plugged my laptop's external hd into my 8.1 Pro desktop pc and copied my videos, pictures and videos to it. Then plug it back into my laptop and add those folders to it's libraries. Quite frankly, it's a lot easier. That's one of the issues they need to fix in Windows 10.
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