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Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    64-bit Windows 10


    You might see if toggling your network to public, apply, and to private may reset it to work properly.

    It would hurt to do the same on the other PCs as well.

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  2. #31


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    Windows 8.1


    I had already tried it, but now I made it simultaneously on all computers. First made all to public, restarted all computers, changed to private, restarted again (all) ans finally started the homegroup from the "problem maker". Now it's working. Thanks for the hints!
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  3. #32


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news. It was most likely one of the other PCs causing it.
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  4. #33


    Posts : 1
    windows 8.1


    late to the party on this topic so excuse the late and hopefully not dumb question here, I'm totally lost on this subject, my laptop runs Windows 8.1 my network setting is set to PUBLIC is this bad? this laptop is only used at home.
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