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Cannot set up homegroup on this computer


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westonfields

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I am having trouble connecting to the homegroup on my network. Both computers run windows 7. I can setup a homegroup on either machine and the other machine invites me to join the homegroup but gives an error "windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer". The troubleshooter does not help I hope someone on this forum can.
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Troy

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Hello,

I've never had a problem with Homegroup before but looks like your error is fairly common. There's a big discussion which I will link below. Can you please read through it and apply any fixes mentioned, let me know if one of them clears up your issue or if you still need help.

http://social.techne...0c-e9a2c1469bd7

Cheers,

Troy
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I had seen that thread before and tried all the remedies and some others including a repair install of Win 7 but nothing has worked. Other computers on the network can make and join homegroups but not my desktop machine. Any help would be appreciated.
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Can you confirm the desktop is able to ping the other computers on the network?

Also check that the network is set to a private (Home) location, Public or Work won't allow Homegroup to work.
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Yes the desktop can ping another computer on the network and network is set to home.
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Any more information on the error it gives you - like any error codes listed as well?

Also do you have a static IP address or is it set to auto DHCP?
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There is no error message. When I go into Control panel : Network and internet : Homegroup there is a notification that a homegroup is available I can click Join now and enter the password but after a minute or more a box appears telling me that Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer. When this disappears I am left with Homegroup encountered an error start the homegroup troubleshooter (which does not help)

It is set to auto DHCP.
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I think something might be blocking communications here. What firewall are you running?
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I am running the windows firewall. But I have tried turning it off and it makes no difference.
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westonfields, did you get this problem sorted out eventually? If so, would you mind sharing the fix with the rest of the community.
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No I never did sort it and just got bby without homegroup.
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Same exact issue with me.
Everything seems perfectly fine but getting the message with no error code or anything.

Gosh I hate Windows
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