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PC where Homegroup is/was created asking me to join

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    Windows 7

    PC where Homegroup is/was created asking me to join


    So my mediacenter-PC (Windows 8.1) in my living room was the main computer where i created a homegroup. I had all my other PC's connected to it. no problem. Not until i updated my personal myname-PC to Windows 10 (clean install) now it doesn't want to connect to the homegroup anymore. So i decided to leave the homegroup in my mediacenter-PC, and start a new one. However, from now on, trying to join the homegroup with myname-PC, with the password i was given does not join, it says cannot join.

    So i decide to again my mediacenter-PC leave the homegroup, i do, and behold apparently, the homegroup still exists. The weird thing is it says join Steve Harold mediacenter-PC homegroup (this is showing on the same computer i created that very same homegroup)

    So the computer where i created the homegroup which i had left, is asking me to join its own homegroup. Can anyone help me, been trying to fix this for two days and can't do it.

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    Linux Mint 17.2


    That is because you need to recreate the Homegroup.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 11
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    That is because you need to recreate the Homegroup.
    I can't though, there is no option to create one. I just reinstalled windows 10 on my PC. Thanks anyways.
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    I know this sounds bad, but it works. Choose one of your machines and roll back to your last installation of windows. IF you do this in the first 30 days after installation, all of the old version of windows is stored on your harddrive in the Windows.old folder anyway (assuming you haven't deleted this folder).


    To do this go to Settings/Update & Security/Recovery/Go Back to Windows 8.1, click the "Get Started" button. It takes a surprisingly small time to revert. You will then be able to go to Homegroup in the Control Panel and view your password.


    By the time you have done this the offer to update to Win 10 should already be on your machine. This roll forward takes as long as the initial installation, including waiting for the download to start.


    If I had it all to do again I would have saved a disk image of the Win 10 drive, and then done a recovery from that after discovering the missing password.

    Hope this helps.
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