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Unable to Join Windows Homegroup

Discussion in 'Networking' started by lgdolman, Jul 20, 2014.

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  1. lgdolman

    lgdolman Thread Starter

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    I currently have an issue where both computers can see each other in network discovery and both can see that there is a home group available to join but they always fail when entering the passcode.

    when the PC is the host I get a windows can no longer detect the homegroup error on the laptop.

    when the laptop is the host I get a windows cannot setup a homegroup on this computer on the pc.

    The PC is running 7 Ultimate and the laptop is running 8.1 and a homegroup was previously working in the past. I have completely disabled windows firewall and uninstalled the custom firewall I was using. I also wiped the peer network profiles on both machines.

    The only error report is the same on both devices

    1. - <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
    2. - <System>
    3. <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-HomeGroup-ProviderService" Guid="{C9BDB4EB-9287-4C8E-8378-6896F0D1C5EF}" ></Provider>
    4. <EventID>5008</EventID>
    5. <Version>0</Version>
    6. <Level>4</Level>
    7. <Task>0</Task>
    8. <Opcode>0</Opcode>
    9. <Keywords>0x8000000000000000</Keywords>
    10. <TimeCreated SystemTime="2014-07-15T12:56:53.341822700Z" ></TimeCreated>
    11. <EventRecordID>7317</EventRecordID>
    12. <Correlation ></Correlation>
    13. <Execution ProcessID="916" ThreadID="936" ></Execution>
    14. <Channel>Microsoft-Windows-HomeGroup Provider Service/Operational</Channel>
    15. <Computer>Laptop</Computer>
    16. <Security UserID="S-1-5-19" ></Security>
    17. </System>
    18. - <EventData>
    19. <Data Name="Error">???</Data>
    20. <Data Name="Message">Computer</Data>
    21. </EventData>
    22. </Event>
     
  2. kanaitpro

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    is the network discovery on on both of them? and are they both showing on either a home or work network? if the network is public, it may fail depending on settings. and what changes have happened since it stopped working?
     
  3. TerryNet

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    Has to be "Home" network to join a homegroup.
     
  4. kanaitpro

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    i think i may have known that at one time. honestly, i nver use this at all, just network it normally. as long as they have the network sharing on, and are in the same subnet, they should be able to see each other. of course, they have to have a shared folder. that homegroup thing with windows is supposed to make it easy on novices, but i have found it very frustrating to say the least.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Ditto. I just happened to have looked it up recently (for another thread). :)
     
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