So my search stopped there. On the Settings screen, click on Network and Internet icon 3. On the next screen, you will see a Password created by Windows for the HomeGroup. I don't know if I just got a stroke of luck or if what I did solved the problem. I have tried a repair install with no help. Remove HomeGroup Windows 10 To remove the Homegroup, open Control Panel in the computer which creates the Homegroup, click on Homegroup and then on Leave the homegroup and you will remove it quickly.
Other network entities include an Maxtor Shared Storage drive ethernet and the cable modem. I can't create another group without my password. On the next screen, you use the drop-downs to choose what you want to Share with Home Group computers and click on Next. Follow the suggestions by Jenniclair to delete the Homegroup in the following link. When the Homegroup Listener Properties window appears, set the Startup type to Disabled. All you have to do is create a homegroup on one computer Windows 7 or later , note the password it generates, and then join that Homegroup on other computers. I've physically inspected every computer on the network 3 desktops, 4 laptops , and there isn't one that matches the phantom machine.
You will find below the steps to Setup and Use HomeGroup in Windows 10. Creating Homegroup is quite simple, but removing it is simple as well. When I went to HomeGroup, I was still only given the option to join the existing group, no option to create a new one. Return to the first permission screen. One by one, restart the other computers and try to connect to the new Homegroup. When I select homegroup in the control panel, I can only chose to join the existing homegroup.
I have 3 other computers and they say my computer has created a homegroup. You can join a homegroup in any edition of Windows 7, but you can only create one in Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise. However once the homegroup was removed from the laptop and then the desktop the only option I was given was to rejoin my previous homegroup! For that, you need to Open Registry Editor. Homegroup provider - shows up on the task manager and is running Homegroup listener - does not show up, but it was started, so i restarted it and nothing happened. Maybe an AntiVirus installation or something. I'm wondering if there is a registry entry that should be removed.
That is a powerful way to share your files, so on this tutorial, we will see how to create or delete a Homegroup. Open Control Panel and click on Homegroup, automatically the wizard detects the Homegroup. The problem: While installing Win 7 on the desktop I knew that I wanted to create a home network using homegroup so I set up and memorized the password for the group. That should fix any file problems you might have. I have nevere used it so cannot say anything useful about it. Click on that and should see the password. If you found this post to be useful please don't forget to Rep.
Nevertheless, you have left HomeGroup; you still see its icon in the File Explorer. Login to the computer that you want to Add to the HomeGroup. I'm still wondering how it got messed up in the first place. Sounds like the PeerNetworking problem is fixed. The other computers don't belong to the homegroup. I have two of those Homegroup services running in my taskmanager one for system and one for services. The problem is with access to some key but still can't find which one.
Repeat for every computer on the network. I can't imagine why Peer networking wouldn't be working for you unless some files were corrupted or a rouge file needs to be delated, read on. I have seen several threads on this issue but none of which have fixed this. But there still shouldn't be a Homegroup for a computer that no longet exists. Click on the Finish button to complete the process of setting up HomeGroup in Windows 10.
Follow our instructions on and then you can proceed with the instructions here. Changes should take effect immediately, so open a File Explorer window and double-check to make sure that HomeGroup has been removed. However, some computer users do not find this feature necessary. Restart --------------- to me it worked. On the next screen, click on Leave the HomeGroup… link. HomeGroup can be easily re-enabled.
While setting up Windows 10, it may ask you to choose the network type you want to set for the current network connection and if you set it as private, Windows 10 automatically start showing HomeGroup icon in the navigation panel of the new file explorer. That computer no longer exists. Like several other people, I've got a network with a phantom computer that supposedly created a homegroup. Standard warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misusing it can render your system unstable or even inoperable. In the navigation pane on the left, scroll down and then expand the Homegroup folder.