Windows 10: How do I delete a Homegroup from the network Solved

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  1.    01 Nov 2017 #11

    Just registered to this fine forum, and I have to say a BIG THANKS! to UncleScotty regarding this issue, like you I had spent hours trying to resolve this maddening issue regarding deleting and creating a Homegroup, but your tip of turning off all my other pc's worked a treat!! many, many thanks , all the best, Dave
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  2.    28 Dec 2017 #12

    What worked for me


    Fix it by turning off all comps and start only the creator's one, stop all peernetworking and homegroup services...stupid Windows
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  3.    09 Mar 2018 #13

    Solution! Solved!


    UncleScotty said: View Post
    MY ultimate solution (by "ultimate", I mean that I searched for a "working" answer for days on this subject) was that eventually, I realized that I had seen a couple of people mention......but only casually (as opposed to EMPHATICALLY!!!) that ALL MACHINES on the network should be turned off.

    THEN and ONLY then, go to the machine you'd like to use to set up a HomeGroup.

    Go to Control Panel, click on HomeGroup.

    If your experience turns out anything like mine........you should see an invitation to CREATE a HomeGroup, a chance to determine which files you'd like to SHARE amongst other devices on the group.......and then HomeGroup (not YOU) will create a password and automatically populate the password box with it.

    The instructions say to write it down or print it.......but, don't be crazy! Just copy it and past it into an email to yourself. That way, when you're setting up the HomeGroup on all the other devices, just open your email on those computers and when HomeGroup asks you to type in the password, you can just open your email, copy the password, then paste it into the password field. You'll also be able to put it into your Google Contacts list under a new contact called.......go figur.....HomeGroup!

    Simple Simon..........ONCE you know about turning off all the PCs on your network.

    Cheers,
    The Kid.

    Thanks for the info. Spent quite some time (couple of hours) trying to get this worked out. This was the answer. Don''t know why, with so many people having this issue that MS doesn't have an answer or patch for this!

    Take care...
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