Windows 10: HomeGroup Set Up

Discus and support HomeGroup Set Up in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; 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... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by craigmh74, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. craigmh74 Win User

    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

    :)
     
    craigmh74, Nov 3, 2016
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    Homegroup set up

    Hi Simon,

    Open Windows File Explorer

    Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA

    Delete MachineKeys

    Right click an empty space in RSA and choose New - Folder

    Name the folder MachineKeys

    Right click this new folder and choose Properties

    Click on the Security Tab

    Click Everyone, click Edit

    Give Full Control to Everyone

    Restart your PC and try setting up / joining the Homegroup again . . .
     
    DaveM121, Nov 3, 2016
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  3. Setting up a Homegroup

    I think this applies to you and everyone else (including me) who had the misfortune of having an existing Home Group and upgraded to Windows 10. The only way the other computer in our office can print is to have an extension on the printer cable and transfer
    it between computers when there's something to print. It's a real pain in the **** but Microsoft seem to have put sorting out issues with Homegroups in Windows 10 into the "too hard basket" so that's what we're stuck with. My advice to anyone out there still
    sitting on the fence as to whether to load Windows 10 or not is DON'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    MaureenConner, Nov 3, 2016
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  4. EdTittel Win User

    HomeGroup Set Up

    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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    HomeGroup Set Up [​IMG]

    HTH,
    --Ed--
     
    EdTittel, Nov 4, 2016
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  5. craigmh74 Win User
    I did that in the beginning.....and still a no go.

    CH
     
    craigmh74, Nov 17, 2016
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  6. craigmh74 Win User
    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
     
    craigmh74, Nov 17, 2016
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  7. Samuria Win User
    You don't need home group to share it makes things worse it requires ipv6 is that enabled?
     
    Samuria, Apr 5, 2018
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