I just replaced my old Pc
My old pc was part of a homegroup along with my laptop.
My new pc can't join the homegroup nor can I create a new homegroup.
The old pc is no longer up and running.
My laptop cannot leave the existing homegroup.
The laptop is wireless so it still get internet.
Both pc's see each other but not connect because it ask for a user name and password
So what I want to do is remove the old homegroup and create a new one for these 2 pc's
I tried going to system and turn off Homegroup listner and Homegroup provider on the new pc.
This allowed me to create a new home group...kinda of but also told me that there was stil an existing homegroup from the old pc that could share etc.
The laptop can't join the new homegroup because it really doesn't exist.
"enable the services needed for peer to peer grouping - failed see attachment
tried all that. no luck.
I getting closer
I went into C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and delete all of the files in this folder. Now restart the computer. On both Pc's
I was then able to add the new homegroup but still have trouble sharing my laptop file unless I go and remove password under the advance settings in homegroup sharing. I am not able to share file from my other pc no matter what I do.
Keep in mind that I can see both pc's under network
Make sure your usernames and passwords match exactly on the two computers, or the usernames and no passwords, but they have to match. That will make it somewhat easier for Windows to log itself into each computer.
EDIT: Shady got there before me, I must type slow. hehe