Windows 10: Anniversary Update ~ Homegroup Gone! Solved

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  1.    08 Aug 2016 #11

    Also, the second PC on my lan is NOT ID and password protected. My wife does not need to sign on at all. Booting goes right to her desktop. My PC is the only PC ID and password protected.
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       08 Aug 2016 #12

    davefaz said: View Post
    The advantage of a Homegroup for me is that I don't need to enter a password every time I access another PC, yet the Homegroup is password protected so it is more secure than a network that has password access disabled. I access my others PC's a lot and don't want to have to enter passwords every time.
    You do not have to enter a password for standard Network Sharing if you check to remember forever or go into your User icon and enter the network credentials for each IP that you wish to connect to.
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       08 Aug 2016 #13

    rzn6jw said: View Post
    Also, the second PC on my lan is NOT ID and password protected. My wife does not need to sign on at all. Booting goes right to her desktop. My PC is the only PC ID and password protected.
    You can still set a password to protect her shares, with a user name just for sharing, not for logging in a user.
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  4.    24 Aug 2016 #14

    OK I managed to fix the problem.

    Go to the folder -


    And delete the contents. Do this for all of your PC's. Reboot them all. The original Homegroup has now gone and you will be able to create a new Homegroup.
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  5.    24 Aug 2016 #15

    I'll give it a try.

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  6.    05 Oct 2016 #16

    If you stop the 4 services on both pcs:
    Peer Name Resolution Protocol
    Peer Networking Grouping

    and then delete the files that davefaz said to delete on both pcs and then restart the services, you can erase the homegroups without restarting your pc. Worked for me on 3 pcs after my main pc finally decided to update itself to the newest win 10 build last weekend. His fix works 100%, but I hate rebooting and just wanted to put this out there and tell him thank you because it was a combination of his fix and finding the listed services on another site that fixed mine.

    Registered just to thanx
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  7.    29 Oct 2016 #17

    I had to implement this as well after installing the AU on all my networked PCs. What a pain. Have to wonder what is wrong with MS when they break one of their touted functions in an OS update.

    Kind of surprised there isn't more uproar over this.
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