Windows 10: HomeGroup thinking old machine is still hosting. How do i reset ? Solved

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  1.    23 Jun 2017 #11

    Great job Eagle51, this fixed my issue ! Owe you a beer my man ! :)

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    thedoc46, Give this a try.

    1. Make sure all PC's have left the HomeGroup or are NOT joined to a HomeGroup
    2. Turn off all PC's
    3. Reboot PC that originally had HomeGroup and now has the phantom HomeGroup
    4. After reboot, you should be able to create a new HomeGroup on that PC replacing the phantom HomeGroup. Print or write down new HomeGroup password.
    5. Boot other PCs and attempt to join HomeGroup with new password.

    Note: Make sure you use the ORIGINAL PC that had the HomeGroup ! (step 3)
    Note: Once you have fixed the phantom HomeGroup, you should be able to have all the PC's leave the HomeGroup, then create a new HomeGroup on the PC of your choice.
    Eagle51 said: View Post
    My bad, I thought the machine in question (i7 2600k) was just upgraded from win 7 to win 10 and that procedure would work
    thedoc46 said: View Post
    It was ! I will give what you suggest a try tonight and let you all know how i get along.

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  2.    23 Jun 2017 #12

    Rather than giving bad information, and trying to steer people away from actual advice that works, please try and be a little more constructive, for the help of others. There's no point being part of a forum, if all you're going to do is tell people off. No one really appreciates that sort of advice.

    Anyway with all that said, and since there was apparently a thread, that didn't contain the fix, yet Eagle51 came up with the fix, I added it to that tutorial for you. Because being helpful is better than being not. Thanks and have a nice day.

    bro67 said: View Post
    That no longer works when you no longer have the Windows install when the original homegroup was created. You have to go through the proper steps in removing a machine from the home group when you no longer have the Master machine Windows install or machine.
    bro67 said: View Post
    That tutorial for Windows 10 has everything you need to know on how to fix your problem. It is not a bunch of basic posts. Go through and try the fixes, since they are a group of fixes that have been used by previous people when they ran into this problem.
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