Windows 10: Remove an unavailable pc from homegroup

  1.    10 Jan 2017 #1

    Remove an unavailable pc from homegroup


    I have read elsewhere that to remove an unavailable pc from your homegroup you need to go to the homegroup owning PC and remove it from there.
    How do you know which is the owning PC?

    Once found how do you remove the unavailable pc?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15063
       10 Jan 2017 #2

    Hello MacNala,

    You might see if you may be able to use the method in the tutorial below to remove the unavailable PC from the homegroup.

    Homegroup - Remove PC from in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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  3.    11 Jan 2017 #3

    Thanks for the link. I did try that and discovered a difference. If you click homegroup on file explorer it throws up a list of other computers. Because I started all the computers with my MSA there used to be just one entry. I have now created aliases for a number of them and they now show up separately. The computer I want to remove from the homegroup is not one of the separately shown ones but one of the ones under the main MSA. When I try too remove that one it fails. According to the link you gave that requires option 2 a complete restart of the whole homegroup. That is very difficult to achieve so I will probably just leave the unavailable computer as that unavailable.
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