Windows 10: HomeGroup Set Up

  1.    04 Nov 2016 #1

    HomeGroup Set Up


    Good Morning.

    I was wondering if someone can help me. I'm trying to set up a homegroup between my 2 desktops. Both desktops were upgraded from Win 7. I set up desktop A successfully. I received the homegroup password. I went to desktop B and when I entered the homegroup password I received an error stating "homegroup cannot be set up on this computer". Before doing all of this, I did go to Services (on Desktop B) and set 4 services (home listener, home provider, peer network group, and peer network identity manager) from manual to automatic. Does the upgrades have something to do with this?? any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Craig
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  2.    04 Nov 2016 #2

    Make sure your network is "private" not "public" and make sure your PC is discoverable. Homegroup works only on private networks.
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    HTH,
    --Ed--
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  3.    18 Nov 2016 #3

    HomeGroup


    EdTittel said: View Post
    Make sure your network is "private" not "public" and make sure your PC is discoverable. Homegroup works only on private networks.
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    HTH,
    --Ed--

    I did that in the beginning.....and still a no go.

    CH
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  4.    18 Nov 2016 #4

    Does it matter which PC I set up first? My PC in the living room is where my printer/scanner and router are. My PC in the bedroom is just my secondary PC. I set the bedroom PC up first then when I tried joining the group with my living room PC, I received that error (can't set up HomeGroup on this PC). Also, both PC were upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10. Does that matter??

    Craig
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  5.    18 Nov 2016 #5

    You don't need home group to share it makes things worse it requires ipv6 is that enabled?
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  6.    18 Nov 2016 #6

    Yes IPv6 is enabled.
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