Windows 10: My computer is having an identity crisis

  1.    23 Jun 2016 #1

    My computer is having an identity crisis

    I am trying to repair my Homegroup, which I use for synchronizing two computers. I have two machines ("Dell" and "Vaio") on a Homegroup. The network was created on Vaio, and Dell joined after that. Both systems were running Win 7-64 Pro, and folder sharing has been set up. Up to now, things have run fine for 9 months. I recently upgraded to Win10 on Dell, and the Homegroup still worked. But just recently, something broke. One symptom is that Dell cannot access Vaio (but Vaio can access Dell: I transfered a file from Vaio to Dell without any problem). On Dell, Control Panel\Network and Internet\HomeGroup tells me that David Odden on Dell has created a homegroup -- kind of a silly thing to say since I'm on Dell as David Odden (both machines have one user). Since it offers me the option to join the homegroup, I try to join now; I give it the password (which it says I can get from David Odden on Dell -- it is the Dell, so it should know, but it was set up by the Vaio -- this suggests that it is has bad information on who "owns" the network). It takes forever trying to connect using the password, eventually failing (it says it no longer detects a homegroup on the network). The homegroup troubleshooter can't find any problem. Worst part is, there does not seem to be any option to create a (new) homegroup on the Dell. Anybody have any idea what the problem is and how to solve it?
    Last edited by DavidOdden; 24 Jun 2016 at 09:56.
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