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PC where Homegroup is/was created asking me to join


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#1
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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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 7
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP

broe23

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#2
That is because you need to recreate the Homegroup.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

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Hogtowner

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#4
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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Home Built (ASUS/Intel Based)
    CPU
    i7 4790 4.0GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS Sabertrooth Z-97 Mark 1
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Twin Radeon HD 7900 Crossfired
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Sharp LC42D62U
    Screen Resolution
    1080p
    Hard Drives
    Seagate SATA III, 1 TB HDD
    2 X 1TB HDD Dynamic Array
    Case
    Thermaltake
    Cooling
    Corsair H-110 water for cpu
    Mouse
    Logitech
    Internet Speed
    14 MB/s on a good day
    Browser
    Various, mostly Chrome
    Antivirus
    Kaspersky Internet Security