Windows 10: Homegroup: Password from account that no longer appears to exist Solved

  1.    03 Aug 2015 #1

    Homegroup: Password from account that no longer appears to exist


    My windows 10 was set up locally only - I did not use a Microsoft account.
    Yesterday I set up Windows 2 step verification. I also logged in to some odds and ends as required during the day.
    When I turned my desktop on today I was unexpectedly prompted for my windows live login instead of my local login. I couldn't, it appears, switch user to my local account.
    It was a bit of a nightmare (my passwords are stored on my machine in Keepass, and are long random strings of characters that I certainly don't remember). I got there in the end after managing to reset my password on a different device (only just - I've only recently set up my email on a tablet - without that, I don't know how I would have got in to the desktop).
    However, none of my mapped network drives connected. It turned out to be because the account was no longer linked to the Homegroup. When I try to login, my desktop, with Windows ID Login, is asking for the password as supplied by the same desktop, with the local account. However, from everything I can see, the local account no longer exists.

    How can I reset the homegroup from the non existent account, so that I can set up a new homegroup?
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  2.    05 Aug 2015 #2

    I am having the same issue.
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  3.    05 Aug 2015 #3

    I managed to solve it.

    Make sure ALL machines and devices for the home group are switched off, then start your main PC and you should be able to create a new homegroup
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