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Solved [Issue] Windows 8 "rogue" computer in Homegroup

illutian

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During the Customer Preview (CP for short) I ran Windows 8 in a Virtual Machine on a Windows 7 system. When the preview was over I simply deleted the image of the Win8 system.

Now that I have Windows 8 Pro, I've joined my Homegroup and now the CP install I had been running on the homegroup as well shows up.

It looks like this:

HomeGroup

-User1 (removing user names)
-User2 (removing user names)
----> Serena (computer name)
----> Infinitas (computer name)


Infinitas was the name I gave the Windows 8 CP image.

How do I remove this 'rogue' computer. It doesn't show up in my Microsoft Account, I removed it as a trusted PC after deleting the image.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

chev65

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The only way is to leave the Homegroup from all machines in the Homegroup, reboot them all after leaving, this will clear out the credential cache.

After that create a new Homegroup and rejoin from all machines.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

illutian

Member
Member
Like i said, the infinitas system was a virtual machine. And it appears that the Microsoft Accounts 'save' the computers you logged on AND trusted. But that sysyem was removed as a trusted system.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

chev65

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Like i said, the infinitas system was a virtual machine. And it appears that the Microsoft Accounts 'save' the computers you logged on AND trusted. But that sysyem was removed as a trusted system.

If you remove the credential manually it will keep coming back.

If you turn on all Homegroup machines then leave the Homegroup and create a new one then all previously created Homegroup "Windows" credentials will be gone and new ones will be there. Doing this clears out the credential cache every time for me. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

illutian

Member
Member
Like i said, the infinitas system was a virtual machine. And it appears that the Microsoft Accounts 'save' the computers you logged on AND trusted. But that sysyem was removed as a trusted system.

If you remove the credential manually it will keep coming back.

If you turn on all Homegroup machines then leave the Homegroup and create a new one then all previously created Homegroup "Windows" credentials will be gone and new ones will be there. Doing this clears out the credential cache every time for me. :)

Yep, that worked.

Apparently, if another user joins your Homegroup, they too, will keep a record of everyone else that has joined the same Homgroup...and then inform any new computers of the others.

Which seems odd, you'd think it would be designed that as each computer logged into the Homegroup (sometime after bootup) that they would be added AND THEN saved. Not imported from another fellow member-computer.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop

chev65

Closed
Like i said, the infinitas system was a virtual machine. And it appears that the Microsoft Accounts 'save' the computers you logged on AND trusted. But that sysyem was removed as a trusted system.

If you remove the credential manually it will keep coming back.

If you turn on all Homegroup machines then leave the Homegroup and create a new one then all previously created Homegroup "Windows" credentials will be gone and new ones will be there. Doing this clears out the credential cache every time for me. :)

Yep, that worked.

Apparently, if another user joins your Homegroup, they too, will keep a record of everyone else that has joined the same Homgroup...and then inform any new computers of the others.

Which seems odd, you'd think it would be designed that as each computer logged into the Homegroup (sometime after bootup) that they would be added AND THEN saved. Not imported from another fellow member-computer.

Yes even after you remove the credential, Windows imports it from another Homegroup machine so it keeps coming back which is really annoying. This same problem bugged me for awhile until I figured out how to fix it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps

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