Windows 10: Do I need a HomeGroup Solved

  1. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.319)
       21 Oct 2017 #1

    Do I need a HomeGroup


    Early on I created a HomeGroup for these two machines. Never used it for anything. We both operate fine on the network as is. Since the FCUpdate, the HomeGroup disappeared. Doing some research I've cleaned up behind it's removal.

    My question is: Is there any advantage to having a HomeGroup the way we're working?

    Appreciate your input. Thanks ...
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  2.    21 Oct 2017 #2

    I have never used it, If you are happy the way it is working then you do not need it. I have it hidden.
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  3. Wiley Coyote's Avatar
    Posts : 853
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.319)
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       21 Oct 2017 #3

    Thanks Josey. That's more or less how I looked at it and now it's all I need to know. Gonna mark this solved.
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  4.    21 Oct 2017 #4

    Good.
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  5. Clintlgm's Avatar
    Posts : 786
    Win 10 pro Upgraded from 8.1
       23 Oct 2017 #5

    I don't need a home group or want that at all. I do use a workgroup for my P2P network.
    It seems after a clean install of FCU I no longer can find the setting to name my workgroup, I think this is preventing my P2P from seeing this unit and it from seeing the rest of the network.
    Anyone found where they moved this setting too???
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  6. Posts : 403
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
       24 Oct 2017 #6

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    I don't need a home group or want that at all. I do use a workgroup for my P2P network.
    It seems after a clean install of FCU I no longer can find the setting to name my workgroup, I think this is preventing my P2P from seeing this unit and it from seeing the rest of the network.
    Anyone found where they moved this setting too???
    On my system it is in the same place as it always was.

    Select Start, then type Advanced system settings
    Press enter
    Select Computer name Tab
    Select Change.
    You can change the Workgroup name here.

    Tutorial
    Change Workgroup in Windows 10



    Is this what you mean?
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