Windows 10: Cannot connect Homegroup after the latest patch Solved

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  1.    06 Aug 2016 #1

    Cannot connect Homegroup after the latest patch


    After the Anniversary update on our two PCs, I find that Homegroup will not connect the two. One is running Pro 64-bit and the other runs Home 32-bit.

    I can leave the Homegroup on my PC (Pro) and on the other. Then I create a new Homegroup on my PC and get the password. However, the other PC does not see any Homegroup to join on the network (only the option to create a new Homegroup). I never had any problem with this prior to the update.

    If I select My Computer, I can 'see' the other PC but when I select 'Open' and box comes up with ID and Password. My PC is the only one of the two that is password protected. The Home PC boots right to the desktop.

    Anyone having the same issue or know of a workaround?

    Thanks.
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  2.    07 Aug 2016 #2

    I just noticed this troubling issue. I selected the Network Adapter and right clicked for Properties. Under the Networking section it shows a variety of items like Client for M/S Networks, Internet Protocol Version 4, etc. All the items are 'checked'. However, if you highlight an item the 'Install' button lights up, meaning, I think, that the item is not installed. Are they truly not installed?

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  3.    07 Aug 2016 #3

    Have you got ipv6 running as homegroup wont work without it and it not keen on pc with no password
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    EL Capitan
       07 Aug 2016 #4

    To start off, Anniversary is not a Service Pack. It is a brand new OS. Microsoft is following the model set by Linux, Android OS and Apple for Mac OS. The only time that you may see a Service Pack, is when it is a update that is pushed to fix things until the next upgraded Windows 10 is released.

    Network Sharing is a lot easier than Home Group. Home Group has never worked right from the beginning.
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  5.    07 Aug 2016 #5

    ipv6 and ipv4 are both running.
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  6.    07 Aug 2016 #6

    Found out another thing. Opening 'My Computer' on the second PC (Win 10 Home - no ID or password configured) I saw the icon for my PC (Win 10 Pro). I double clicked on the icon and got a sign-on box. On a whim, I entered the ID and password for my PC (Pro) and, wonder of wonders, my desktop and access to all my files appeared on the Home PC.

    This is really scary as Homegroup did not allow access the the complete PC.

    I sure hope Microsoft corrects Homegroup quickly.
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    EL Capitan
       08 Aug 2016 #7

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Found out another thing. Opening 'My Computer' on the second PC (Win 10 Home - no ID or password configured) I saw the icon for my PC (Win 10 Pro). I double clicked on the icon and got a sign-on box. On a whim, I entered the ID and password for my PC (Pro) and, wonder of wonders, my desktop and access to all my files appeared on the Home PC.

    This is really scary as Homegroup did not allow access the the complete PC.

    I sure hope Microsoft corrects Homegroup quickly.
    It has nothing to do with Home Group and as for correcting something that a lot of people are getting away from, since it is broken, they will not do much else on it, because it is a feature that hardly gets used.

    As long as your other computer was online and it was Windows 10 installed. Your roaming profile will allow you to access any Windows 10 or Windows 8 machine anywhere that you want, as long as there are no restrictions on that machine.
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  8.    08 Aug 2016 #8

    I am having similar problems with the Homegroup. Windows is convinced that the Homegroup still exists but says that none of my PC's are in the Homegroup. I found that by powering up the master PC that initiated the Homegroup I could leave the Homegroup ( The other PC's must be powered DOWN ) and re-make it with all the PC's, but it is still not working. Although all the PC's say they are in the Homegroup, each PC now says that there is no other Homegroup PC online even when they are all powered up. I then got all the PC's to leave the Homegroup, but Windows is insistant that the old Homegroup is still present. As yet I have not found a solution. I seem unable to reset the Homegroup and unable to resolve the issues.
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  9.    08 Aug 2016 #9

    bro67,

    With Homegroup, I could put something (file, picture, etc) in a 'Public' folder on one PC and access that folder from the other PC. Now I can't. So how does my roaming profile have anything to do with accessing that PC? Every time I try from my PC, I get a sign-on alert even though that PC is not password protected. How can I sign on to a PC that does not have a sign on?
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  10.    08 Aug 2016 #10

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    bro67,

    With Homegroup, I could put something (file, picture, etc) in a 'Public' folder on one PC and access that folder from the other PC. Now I can't. So how does my roaming profile have anything to do with accessing that PC? Every time I try from my PC, I get a sign-on alert even though that PC is not password protected. How can I sign on to a PC that does not have a sign on?
    Years ago I would set file sharing on and password protected off. then you just need to share whatever folder. The only problem with that is that anyone who has access to the network has access to the shared folders ( hence why I would prefer to use Homegroup )
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