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Homegroup is not getting created in my win 8.1 pro sys.

Q: Homegroup is not getting created in my win 8.1 pro sys.

Dear All,
I am unable to create any Home Group as in my PC with win 8.1 pro, I get message that " To create or join a Home group your PC's network location must be set to Private". This I am unable to set as when i tried by going to pc setting-- network-- connection-- wifi connected, there I do not see option of "Find devices and content" to put it on. I do not know how to change PC network location. pl help me on this issue.

A: Homegroup is not getting created in my win 8.1 pro sys.

Hello RBV,

Check to see if you may be able to set your network to private using Option 2, 3, or 4 in the tutorial below instead.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

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I recently built the computer shown in my specs. I didn't get to joining the existing homegroup quick enough. My wife needed files from one of the homegroup laptops. Having not joined, my wife attempted it but ended up creating a new homegroup on the new build. When I go into homegroup (start menu) I don't have the option to join a homegroup, nor do I have one to leave the homegroup.

So how do I delete the new homegroup created, so I can join my established group?

A:New homegroup created by accident

What you need to do is remove each computer from the new homegroup.

Once you've done that, the homegroup will no longer exist, leaving you free to rejoin your original homegroup.

Leave a homegroup

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I am gonna be blunt here. I did post this in a HomeGroup thread already and no luck with a reply. So I am going to start a new thread.

So I did the final 10 upgrade about 2 weeks ago on 3 of my machines. Now Homegroup is not working. I have gone through steps from multiple sites with no luck at getting this working.

Here is the break down.

Laptop Sony Vaio. Basic specs. Running 64 bit 10
Media Center Nothing special. Running 64 10
Main PC Really not special. Running 64 10

I want the Main PC to be the creator of the Home Group.
For some reason the laptop wants to be the creator of the home group. So I shut it down.

Now I went to create the home group on my main pc and it says its already created. The twist is that it says that my Main PC is the home group creator and that the only options is to join or close. This is on my pc that I want it to be created on.

I have gone through with stopping and restarting services for the HomeGroup. I have deleted all the files files out of the C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking folder. I have shut down all machines. But still says that Main PC has created the group already.

I am Stumped.

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So my mediacenter-PC (Windows 8.1) in my living room was the main computer where i created a homegroup. I had all my other PC's connected to it. no problem. Not until i updated my personal myname-PC to Windows 10 (clean install) now it doesn't want to connect to the homegroup anymore. So i decided to leave the homegroup in my mediacenter-PC, and start a new one. However, from now on, trying to join the homegroup with myname-PC, with the password i was given does not join, it says cannot join.

So i decide to again my mediacenter-PC leave the homegroup, i do, and behold apparently, the homegroup still exists. The weird thing is it says join Steve Harold mediacenter-PC homegroup (this is showing on the same computer i created that very same homegroup)

So the computer where i created the homegroup which i had left, is asking me to join its own homegroup. Can anyone help me, been trying to fix this for two days and can't do it.

A:PC where Homegroup is/was created asking me to join

That is because you need to recreate the Homegroup.

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I am trying to rejoin (or delete & recreate) my HOMEGROUP. I am ON the computer that originally created it. Attached "IMAGE 001" is what I see on the 'main' computer (called NEWDELL) that originally started the HOMEGROUP. Notice there is no option to view the Homegroup Password. When I try to join it, I get the standard dialog boxes (attached images 002 and 003) but I do not have the password and as stated I cannot access it in the usual place.

Notice the message in 001, that "Parents on NEWDELL has created a HOMEGROUP". That's me, I am user=PARENTS, and I'm on the computer that created the Homegroup which is NEWDELL.

Based on numerous hours of research on forums, I have already tried the following solutions:

1) From CMD.EXE, run as Administrator, issue statement: "net share Users /d" without the quotes to delete the Share called "Users". Reboot.

2) In Windows Explorer, navigate to "C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking" and then delete all the files in this folder. Reboot.

3) In Services, stop
- Homegroup Listener
- Homegroup Provider
- Peer Name Resolution Protocol
- Peer Networking Grouping
- Peer Networking Identity Manager

...then reboot & restart these services. Also tried changing them from Manual to Automatic.

4) I had 2 NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices on my network, sharing to Homegroup, and I have switched them to "WORK... Read more

A:Cannot Join HOMEGROUP, and I am ON the computer that created it

Did you notice that where it says type the Homegroup password?

Where it says: You can get the password from Parents on NEWDELL or another member of the Homegroup?

Wait, if you are the parent at NEWDELL you were locked out of your own system.

Strange problem but it may work to leave the Homegroup from all Homegroup machines then create a new one and rejoin. Windows appears to be treating you like you aren't really in the Homegroup any more.

If you have any problems rejoining then delete all the files at PeerNetworking on each Homegroup machine but I can see you tried that?

If this is a single machine see if you are able to simply leave the Homegroup.

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I can't join my homegroup, it randomly stopped working a week ago (ish) when i try to reconnect to the homgroup now it says "A homegroup can only be created on a private network...change settings blah bah..." Although I have everything setup correctly and i'm trying to join a homegroup not make one. I read,

Homegroup - Create in Windows 8


Homegroup - Join in Windows 8

did everything still nothing :I the 2 other computers connected to the main homegroup computer is working fine. Now i can't think of anything. All help is appreciated

A:A homegroup can only be created on a private network.

It sounds like you are on a public network, have you tried changing to a private network? Most likely you are already using a private network and something is off with the Windows services.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

Try the Homegroup trouble shooting guide, pay close attention to the required Windows services which should be started, it sometimes helps to set the Peer Networking services to Delayed Start up Automatic,..

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek

This link might also be helpful.
Why can't I join a homegroup?

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Hi there,

I've set up sharing on my Windows 7 PC and Laptop, which is working fine. However, I've created several custom libraries on my PC to cover various projects I'm working on (e.g. London Project). However, from my Laptop, when I try to access the libraries on my PC (via the Homegroup in the navigation pane), I can only access the default libraries (ie Documents, Music, Pictures and Video). I can't see the new libraries (e.g. London Project) that I've created. Unfortunately, I can't seem to work out how to share these new libraries I've created - tried all the usual 'Right click - Properties' etc., and going via the Homegroup settings to no avail.

I *can*, however, access the folders which are indexed within these new libraries on my laptop, *if* I go via the 'Network' in the navigation pane. BUT this doesn't show me the libraries at all.

Any ideas greatly appreciated (but not as much as a definitive solution).

Cheers, Hawkeye.

A:Cannot share new (user created) library on Homegroup

When you right click, share with, what do you see?

If you don't see the Share with menu, you might be trying to share an item on a network or other unsupported location. It also won't appear when you select files outside your personal folder.
If you're trying to share with specific people in your homegroup but don't see their names in the File Sharing wizard, they might not have linked their Windows user account to an online ID. You might also need to install an online ID provider on your computer. For more information, see What's the benefit of linking my online IDs with my Windows user account?
If you try to share something in one of the Windows 7 Public folders, the Share with menu will display an option called Advanced sharing settings. This option takes you to Control Panel, where you can turn Public folder sharing on or off.
And to access from other machine:
[IMG]mshelp://Help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ExpandArrow[/IMG] To access shared files, folders, or libraries on other homegroup computers<LI class=step>Click the Start button [IMG]mshelp://windows/?id=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33[/IMG], and then click your user name.
<LI class=step>In the navigation pane (the left pane), under Homegroup, click the user account of the person whose files you want to access.
In the file list, double-click the library you want to access, and then double-click the item you want.

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Hello All !

I have been worried sick that someone hacked my computer, till someone said that home group icons can be automatically created.

The problem i am having is that when i login my computer, there is a home group icon created on my desktop. I go in its options and leave home group, when i restart my computer its there again. My home have no other computers and its gets created on desktop even when my internet is off. Can anyone please guide me to right direction.

Much obliged.

A:Auto created Homegroup icon on desktop

Hello Amber, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The tutorial below may be able to get rid of this "HomeGroup" desktop icon for you.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove

Hope this helps,

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I had to replace my hard drive in my computer and did so, re-installing all of the necessary drives and components, and when attempting to create a homegroup using the new "computer" (old tower with the new 2TB drive and reinstalled windows, etc) it is telling me that the old "computer" (the drive that crashed) has the password for the homegroup, but OBVIOUSLY I cannot access that "computer" because the drive crashed. How do I delete the homegroup that was created by the dead and therefore inaccessible computer and create a new one with the new computer? Please help!

A:computer that created HOMEGROUP is no longer working!

Quote: Originally Posted by chatreat

I had to replace my hard drive in my computer and did so, re-installing all of the necessary drives and components, and when attempting to create a homegroup using the new "computer" (old tower with the new 2TB drive and reinstalled windows, etc) it is telling me that the old "computer" (the drive that crashed) has the password for the homegroup, but OBVIOUSLY I cannot access that "computer" because the drive crashed. How do I delete the homegroup that was created by the dead and therefore inaccessible computer and create a new one with the new computer? Please help!

You need to first leave the Homegroup from all the other Homegroup machines. This will clear the Homegroup credential cache.

After that you should be able to create a new Homegroup and then rejoin from all machines.

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Recently I've been having abyssmal internet speeds (like .1mb/s down when I am used to haven't at least 3-4 mb/s down). This is when I noticed that a homegroup was created on my network by a PC that is not associated with anything in my household. My wireless has always been secured with WPA-TKIP, but I guess someone has been able to get into my network and create a homegroup on it. So I obviously can't remove the homegroup since I don't have the homegroup password or access to the PC that created it (since it's kind of obvious some one has started stealing bandwidth recently).

I went ahead and changed all of my router wireless security settings, but my concern is that my network can still be accessed through the homegroup that the intruder created even without the new keys. This PC is not showing on my network, however it isn't all that difficult to hide yourself. I would also like to know if there's any way for me to get this homegroup off my network completely since I may want to use the homegroup functionality at some point down the line.

I have a linksys WRT54G router with up to date firmware currently and I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit on this machine (but I also have multiple other computers running both windows 7 and vista on this network). Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Homegroup Created Outside Household on Secured Wireless

You can delete the network via the "network and sharing centre" on all pc's (in control panel) (vista similar) you can also enable passwords protect in advanced settings - on the top left side - click change advanced sharing settings - click connect or disconnect and then create new homegroup with password protect.
Probably the best group of settings can be found on the network and sharing page on the bottom left side - click homegroup and most settings you need will appear including the advanced settings.

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Hi guys,

I have a homegroup between 2 w7 pcs. It's working just fine over my network but I'm a bit confused about something.

I am storing no data in my w7 'librarys' becsuse my data is on a separate drive and that data is linked to the libraries if that makes sense. Again all working as expected.

Additionally I created a new library called games. It just links to my games folder on e: however when I view my homegroup from another pc, only the default libraries show and not the games library.

Any ideas?

A:How to get user created libraries to show in homegroup

Might want to check the sharing settings. There is a share with options. Check who all are allowed to access the library.

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I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and I also have a desktop running Windows 7. I am trying to connect my laptop to my homegroup with the password for my homegroup, but my desktop will not reveal it. Is there any other place that I can find it?

Thanks in advance for your help.


A:Windows 7 Control Panel Homegroup not revealing Homegroup Password

Hello Admiral,

If the desktop computer will not let you view the homegroup password, then you might see if you may be able to change it, then use the new password to join the laptop to the homegroup.

If not, then you might go ahead and start over by leaving the homegroup on both computers, create a homegroup on the desktop to get a new password, and join the laptop to the homegroup with the new password.

Hope this helps,


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* While joined to a HomeGroup, if an attempt is made to log on under a user account immediately after start-up, then reaching the log on takes a period of time several fold of longer than normal to complete. Subsequent
log-ons/switch-users then take the normal period of time until next start-up.
* If following start-up there is a delay before attempting to logon, then the first logon takes the normal brief period of time.
The event log  consistently witnesses the following two errors seen to coincide with each slow logon.
1: The Function Discovery Resource Publication service hung on starting.
leading to
2: The HomeGroup Provider service depends on the Function Discovery Resource Publication service which failed to start because of the following error:

After starting, the service hung in a start-pending state.
* Eventually the delayed logons complete, by which time the two failed services are seen to have finally successfully started; HomeGroups are also seen to be functioning normally. 
* Removing the machine from the Homegroup solves the issue, re-join the HomeGroup and it returns.
* Windows 8 Pro, WORKGROUP machine with local accounts.
* This issue has been confirmed with at least two users; I have no reason to think it would not occur for all users immediately after logon.

I acknowledge that setting the service to start 'automatically' might work around the iss... Read more

A:Slow logon while joined to Homegroup - Why do Function Discovery Resource Publicaton then HomeGroup Provider services hang initially?

What are the start types of the two services? If they are Automatic, you may try to change it to Automatic(Delay) or Manual for a test.

Anyway, I record your report. Juke Chou
TechNet Community Support

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Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

A:Con't get my wirelss Laptop homegroup to find my pc ethernet homegroup

Quote: Originally Posted by MontyRob

Hello all, I have connected my pc to the Linksys Wireless-G 2.4GHz directly with an Ethernet cable and created a homegroup. I then connected my laptop to the linksys with a wireless connection which has a WPA Personal security key. I tried to connect the laptop to the homegroup but instead of having a Join a homegroup button it has create a homegroup.
How do I get the laptop to find the homegroup that is on the pc please?

Create a homegroup

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The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup and able to share files, etc.

Is there a way to connect a new computer to the homegroup if the original host computer is no longer part of the network/ no longer exists?

A:Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more

The original computer is not required as long as you have other computers that were part of original homegroup. Boot another computer that was part of homegroup and then enter the password and it will join. I no longer have the original computer that was used to setup the first homegroup but new ones join properly when others are active on network.

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I have the following problems with the HomeGroup:
I choose View or print the homegroup password: The password window does not pop up. Without the password no other computer can join the homegroup.

I choose Change password: On your computer it is not possible to create a homegroup.
I choose Leave the homegroup: Your computer could not leave the homegroup.
I checked the following services:
HomeGroup Provider: started
HomeGroup Listener: started
Peer Name Resolution Protocol: not started; error 0x80630203
Peer Networking Grouping service: not started; error 1068.
Peer Networking Identity Manager service: started
PNRP Machine Name Publication Service: not started; error 1068.
Who can give advice?

A:HomeGroup: error 0x80630203 / Leaving/joining the homegroup is not possible

Clear all files inside
C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking did not help at all.
After searching for a long time, the following turned out to fix the problem: 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> Took over possession: Admin (my user account), security everyone added full possession 
Cleared all files inside MachineKeys, restarted
Then left the homegroup: Result: There is no homegroup available in the network 
Now Network and Sharing Center shows again: 
- access type: Internet
- homegroup: ready to create
- connections: wireless network connection

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys ----> security everyone deleted full possession

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I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and the laptop is wireless. The desktop uses a static ip address and the laptop uses the router's dhcp server. Both computers are on the same subnet and can ping in both directions. Sharing via workgroup works fine. Why won't this software do it's job?

The desktop is a fresh install of Windows 7 professional 64 bit and the laptop has been running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit for 4 months. I have followed the suggesstions that I have found in the forums and also the troubleshooter with no success. Any ideas?

A:Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup

I got it to work after I uninstalled McAffey, deleted the static ip addresses, and used wireless to connect both pc's to router. Not sure which one did the trick but I know that if I try to use a static ip address on my desktop/media server, homegroup disappears. I think its not all that great anyway, I just wanted to justify the $50,000 i just spent on classes to get my Bachelors in Networking.

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I have a desktop and laptop both with WIN 7 and both with the same User ID.

Both machines say "Joined" under Homegroup when I click on Network & Sharing Center.

On the dtop in Windows Explorer the "HOMEGROUP" icon shows no other Homegroup connected machines but both machines are displayed there under the "NETWORK" icon.Clicking the "HOMEGROUP" icon here gives the message "No other Homegroup computers are currently available"
Because of this , if I want to "see" Libraries on the ltop from the dtop I have to click the ltop icon on "NETWORK"

The "HOMEGROUP" icon on the ltop is expandable to show both P.C.'s

In spite of this I am able to "see" files across this network as long as I accept this difference between the "HOMEGROUP" icons on the dtop.

Can anyone explain why my dtop "HOMEGROUP" icon is limited in this way ?

A:Homegroup Not showing all PC's on one machine in Homegroup icon


When you set up the HOMEGROUP did you set the Desktop machine to join by entering the password given from the laptop?

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I have a desktop that is connected to my Belkin router via wire. I have 3 laptops that are all connected to the router wirelessly.
All computers have Windows 7 64bit and synched clocks.
All are connected to a Home network.
All 3 laptops detect that a Homegroup has been created on the wired desktop.
I'm using the correct Homegroup password.
All computers have discovery on.
All computers have IPv4 and Ipv6 running.
All services are running.
Everything else I've read and tried regarding troubleshooting this issue haven't worked.
All computers can see each other on the Network, but can't connect to the Homegroup.

Please help. I'll provide any other info you need. Thanks!

A:Homegroup problems - Homegroup detected, can't join. @wit's end

Did you set the folders you are sharing to homegroup? Like say your pictures right click on it and set it to share with the homegroup.

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Hi there!

I've just upgraded my husband PC from Windows 7 to 10.
Everything went well except that I can no longer connect to the network.
After some attempt, I chose to delete all homegroup to create a new one.
All right on my husband's computer (leave the homegroup), while on my computer (which is the main computer) after leaving the existing homegroup (BigBear-Lio) I cannot create a new one.

LioSeven on LioSeven PC doesn't exist anymore.
It's an old computer I had and after that I bought this (with Win 8 as OS and then I did the upgrade to Win 10 one year ago).
So this homegroup maybe remained in memory since I transferred the files at least 2 years ago.
Now I'm not able to delete it and if I cannot delete it, I don't have the choice ti create a new one.
I have tried everything with no luck.

Can someone help me please?
Thanks in advance


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Hi ppl,

My home network has 4 computers(including mine) running windows 7, and all of them are connected to the same router/access point for internet connection. When I created a homegroup, and went to add the other computers, they created another homegroup and the other 3 computers are now in the same homegroup. However on my side, it detects no computers. I clicked "leave homegroup", and it detected no homegroup on the network. The other 3 computers are on the same homegroup and are able to share files and printers. I cannot join the homegroup when i click homegroup in windows explorer it only says there is no homegroup on the network and asks me to create a homegroup. Does anyone know a solution to this problem? I badly need to share the printers and files across my home network.

A:Help with HomeGroup Issues, cannot detect other computers on homegroup

Hi,welcome to Seven Forums.

Make sure you all have the same default gateways,and that the prefered dns server ip address is the same on all the pc's.

Open your network and sharing settings, click on network and sharing,properties,choose ipv4,properties and make sure all the i.p's are entered correctly and match on the rest of the pc's(apart from the first one which is each pc's own i.p)

Not sure if this is the problem,hope it helps,and please reply with the results. Hope someone else can help you better

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HI everyone,

We finally have all computers in the house running widows 7 and would like to set up a homegroup. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning (fried motherboard) as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is for all parties to leave that group. This is no longer possible because the last computer that is connected is not accessible.

I have tried setting up a new new network and wireless account thinking that might reset or change the location setting os the homegroup but it is still present.

The only option I have to do is "Join Homegroup" and I no longer have that computer and thus cannot access the password to that homegroup

Any thoughts or options?
Is there another way to delete or access this homegroup?



A:Leave Windows 7 Homegroup, Cannot leave homegroup from broken computer

Hello Merriman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The solution in the thread below may be able to work for you as well.

Cannot leave Homegroup

Hope this helps,

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Hello everyone,I have two computers, a laptop and a desktop. When i installed W7 Beta, homegroup worked without a htich and has been working since. Today i upgraded the laptop to the RC, and after that i coudlnt see the desktop anymore in the homegroup (could still see it through the network). So i thought it was an issue with the beta and RC not playing well together so i upgraded the desktop as well, and they still dont see eachother in the homegroup get an error saying "No other homegroup computers are currently available", only through the network tab.I tried leaving and joining the homegroup, both from the laptop and PC. IPv6 is enabled, times are synced with the time server,same user and pass on both pcs, all settings under advanced are turned to on besides password protected sharing. I tried switching to work then home on both pcs. When i join one to the homegroup the other does get an invitation to join however when it does join it cant see the other computer.Any help would be greatly appriciated.

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All --

Please help with this question about file date-created VS date-modified in Windows 7.

Suppose a file is created at time1.

How come Windows7 reports "date created" as "time1" and "date modified" as "time2" where "time2" is a time earlier than time1?

See the attached file, "WindowsDateIssue201203061503.png", for an example.


-- Mark Kamoski

A:file date-created VS date-modified where modified < created

If you (/your computer) have not played with system time:

That means that file is a copy of a file created earlier.

To confirm, find an old file and copy it to another folder/disc.
Check the dates.

This situation can also occur with some archives (depending on your settings).

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When is the MBR created or made? I was wondering say in a situation where somebody had installed GRUB or GRUB-2 to the MBR, what will restore the MBR to its pristine condition? Will doing what the hard disk manufacturer calls a low-level format restore or delete the MBR. Does an OS like Windows XP or Windows 7 completely overwrite the MBR?

A:When is the MBR created

Hello NGC 3242, welcome to Seven Forums!

No, no kind of format will remove/over-write Grub, a complete wipe of the HDD must be done, I would suggest, after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive, running this then using the outline in Step Two #2 to create/format and mark Active a single 100GB partition using diskpart will get you the best possible space to clean install Windows 7 to.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Contrary to popular belief, doing a format with Windows 7 does not remove any data at all, it just checks for sector errors and marks the space to be over-written as needed, all the data is still there including all the code from previous/failed installation attempts.

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Hi there

I wish I'd done this earlier -- really flexible and much better performance than vmware or even Esxi.

(note - when setting up storage pool / volumes for the VM - select RAW rather than the default qcows / qemu. It probably won't make a noticeable difference if you've got the whole kybosh on an SSD (or several SSD's) but I'm testing this on spinners currently.

Host is Linux centos 7 with KDE GUI -- I used that so I could use the libvirt GUI (virtual machine manager). Any Linux GUI can do --e.g GNOME if you prefer. Note though you can create and control VM's totally via the CLI if you don't want the overhead of a GUI on your Host OS.

Manging the VM's from the LOCAL machine is also good -- although from a remote machine simply use RDP or Tightvnc. Install on the Linux host package XRDP and then you can simply connect via standard RDP from a emote windows machine.

What I also like about this it's all 100% OPEN source / free -- and since CENTOS is 100% based on the really robust and very common Red Hat enterprise servers - the stuff works !!! and is robust. KVM is of course available on other common Linux distros too if you don't want to use CENTOS.

Note -- there is one defect - you can't use a physical CD / DVD for the VM creation -- simply use an iso image.

For people who don't want GUI's - you can run the whole setup via the CLI -- but in Testing mode I think using a GUI is easier to start with than building install scripts - although that's not ... Read more

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A number of weeks ago I asked a question about why I have to set IE10 to go to new tab when created every time I open IE10. I did whatever was recommended but the problem persisted. Before going to another browser I thought I would give my IE one more shot at it: I downgraded to IE9 and what do you know? I still have to "tick the box" every time I start IE9 because the next time I start IE9 the box is unticked again.

I wonder if anyone can come up with a solution to this annoyance, please? Tick the box once and make it stick. Thanks in advance.

A:go to new tab when created -----AGAIN

I have just discovered that the same problem occurs with IE11. "Go to new tab" must be selected every time the computer is turned on or IE9, 10, or 11 is opened. Every time! The command simply will not stick.

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I don't know if this link has been posted already, but Jensen Harris explained why they did it that way......

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What is this? I have it in my excel spreadsheet.
"Microsoft Jet Created"

See attached


A:Microsoft Jet Created

Jet is a microsoft database engine


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I created a jpg file and in the process as I was saving it, it says it would be listed in MyDocuments. I go there and it is not all XP owners know, there is always two Mydocument folders in windows explorer shown, so i tried both of them. I do have in File Options to show all hidden does not bring it up either and yet when i try to duplicate the creation, sure enough, i see the previous file listed in that box that usually comes up asking where to save it, so why is it when i go there through windows explorer it does not show....anyone know whats going on here?

A:Created jpg cannot be found..except...

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My XP system was running very slowly, and I read where I could go to services.msc and turn some things off. Well, I did but I did not disable anything! I just changed some items (I don't know which ones) from automatic to manual. The next time I started my computer things did not work properly. I can't start Internet Explorer, Help and Support, System Restore...etc. I opened the services.msc again but now I get error codes of "Error 1068" on a lot of starts and a "Error 126" on one. The properties tab will not come up anymore either. I am at a lost of what to do. I tried "sfc /scannow" but it gave me nothing when it was done.

So, help, help, help, if you can. My mistake I take all blame for it, so please don't make me suffer anylonger than I have to please,...yes I'm begging.

Thanks in advance.

A:I created the problem and now need a fix!

Repair Install edit:(I think)

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I have intel motherboard d865gsa with winxp sp3 and 256 ram.
A log of this error has been created during startup.
whenever i try to open any drives(c,d,e,f...)then it restarts automatically.
If i explore the drives then it not restarting and works properly

A:a log of this error has been created

If the PC restarts automatically then it is creating a minidump. Never mind that for now though.

But, you need to tell Windows to show an error message instead of just restarting, then give us the error code:

Right click 'My Computer' and choose Properties > Advanced > Startup and Recovery > and untick the box that say's 'autmatically restart on error'.

Then, when you open one of the drives you'll get the famous Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) and when you do report back with the long code (e.g. 0x000000007F, ox0000123H, 0x00.... etc etc).


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Blaster Master
River City Ransom

A:Best Nes games ever created.

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Is there anyone that created Win Xp CD / DVD updates.

I would still like to put xp on computers for the eldery people in my building to use to install and play games. It would be better if I could find someone that has created a windows xp with the Microsoft windows updates from SP2 or SP3?

I wouldn't now how to manually individually google all microsoft windows updates

If anyone has or can create such a cd / dvd I would be interested in it.

A:Is there anyone that created Win Xp DVD updates

Hi you can find xp sp 1,2,3 here Service Pack and Update Center - Microsoft Windows
and here Latest Windows Service Packs & Updates (Updated June 2014)

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I simply wished to say thanks thanks to those who established this forum and everyone who shares helping others with solving problems. It is nice to have a place to go and ask for help when you need it.

A:Thanks to those that created this forum.

Well, I think I have said before but... yeah, it doesn't hurt (any) to say it again!

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My system is rebooting continuously showing this error.if i click the don't send button it is rebooting,so i kept it at the corner and using my pc.
i searched many forums to get rid off this.they told me to do these steps

go to Mycomputer(right click)>Manage>Event viewer>system and application>in system i found red and yellow logos specifying the error codes
i am pasting those error message

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 6/24/2009
Time: 7:31:58 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-459EFDB698
Error code 100000d1, parameter1 00000034, parameter2 00000002, parameter3 00000000, parameter4 f8468b74.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at
0000: 53 79 73 74 65 6d 20 45 System E
0008: 72 72 6f 72 20 20 45 72 rror Er
0010: 72 6f 72 20 63 6f 64 65 ror code
0018: 20 31 30 30 30 30 30 64 100000d
0020: 31 20 20 50 61 72 61 6d 1 Param
0028: 65 74 65 72 73 20 30 30 eters 00
0030: 30 30 30 30 33 34 2c 20 000034,
0038: 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 32 00000002
0040: 2c 20 30 30 30 30 30 30 , 000000
0048: 30 30 2c 20 66 38 34 36 00, f846
0050: 38 62 37 34 8b74

Event Type: Error
Event Source: System Error
Event Category: (102)
Event ID: 1003
Date: 6/24/2009
Time: 7:31:58 AM
User: N/A
Computer: HOME-459EFDB698
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A:A log of this error has been created

You most likely have a driver problem. Have you updated drivers for anything lately? If so, uninstall them. Remove any hardware you may have installed recently. The most common cause is video (maybe you have installed a graphics card/drivers?) or audio drivers.

In Device Manager, uninstall problematic drivers and re-boot your system. That should/could fix your problem.

First step, do this:
Right click on My Computer, select Properties and then the Advanced tab. Click on Settings under Startup and Recovery and disable 'Automatically restart'. Next time your system reboots, you should see a BSOD, with error message, or perhaps your computer will boot fully if you are lucky.
Visit these two sites for more troubleshooting info/tips:

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Ok here is what i have

1 new acer aspire x3450 (7 days old)

win 7 home premium 64 bit 6GB ram 4TB hard drive 2x2 TB

Now its full of bloat-ware as new machines are also it had the acer back up junk installed

Here is what i have done i reformatted the main drive (nice and clean) then installed win 7 home (just to get the boot loader installed)

i created a 5GB partition and and made it bootable and placed my win 7 on it and rebooted and it auto installed win 7.

This now allows me to either boot in to win 7 or install win 7 with out a dvd or usb stick

So my question is

As i have a win 7 option to install can i create a iso image of my OS with all updates and sp1 and my default software i use.

And then install that iso image on my magic 5GB storage so if i format again at any time i dont have to sit and install all the updates ?

I can change the 5GB to a larger partition as 5GB just wont take it .

A:Can a OS be created and stored

Sorry for not answering your question but how did you manage to create a bootable partition?!

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Hello, my pc has been starting up with a blue screen loop. Through my own research I already downloaded and ran FRST through the infected computers command prompt and here is the log below. I just need a fix.txt for this problem so it can be solved. Sadly I cannot do it on my own.

A:FRST Log created need fix.

Hello Akyrosan Welcome to The Forums!!Around here they call me Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at y... Read more

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I had to do a system restore and before doing this I backed up all my music to discs and then put all back on the computer when done, made sure everything was there and then tossed the discs in the trash (stupid, I know).

All the songs are there, but my issue is that they all now have a created and modified date of yesterday (the day I put them back on) I need to know if there is any way of getting the original "created on" date back.

And if I cant get it back that way on the system will one of the many mp3 management softwares out there show the actual created on date? I always make playlists of the most recent songs I get and now I have no idea which songs those were.

A:MP3 created on dates

That's the result of not setting your burner program to use current date versus the created date. Once the dates are changed, it's a very slim chance of getting them back unless the MP3s themselves store the dates within them - which is also rare.

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After first log on for the day the following message appears: "Application has created an exception that could not be handled. Process id=0x604 (1540), Thread id= 0x674 (1652). Click OK to terminate application. Click cancel to debug the application."

Clicking cancel seems not to "debug". Clicking OK just removes the sign. Startup for logging on seems very slow. It's relatively ok for the rest of the day, but slower than months ago.

I'm a beginner and would appreciate any ideas.

A:exception created?

Hi leslieguinn,

What OS are you running? What application were you running?
The message you encountered from the application you were running that caused it indicates that the application does not have an exception handler for the specific exception you encountered - i.e. programmer did not anticipate the application would need that exception to be handled.

In these cases if you simply respond ok to kill the application, you should be able to restart a new instance of it - if you know what applicaton caused it.

-- Tom

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Every time I boot up my pc, which is running Windows XP Prof. Edition,
after a shut down, a new profile is created. How do I stop this ? is it a virus or any othe adware attach ?

A folder called "TEMP" which is been created without my knowledge is holding this new desktop. though its deleted its been created again & again
I scanned the pc using Avira & melware bite. No virus of other melware was identified

Pls Help

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I have created an intro video for one of our products. It's currently in .mp4 format. I want to be able to burn it onto a CD/DVD so that when people insert the CD/DVD, the movie will automatically launch.

One thing I also need to overcome is the movie mentions the fact that there is a PDF file on the CD/DVD that they need to print off. Is there a way to run the video but also still be able to access the PDF file?

Thanks for any help or input!



A:Created MP4 - How can I Autorun it?

I know the basics, but not specifics.

I believe you will need to create an inf file on the root of the disc. The inf tells windows what to run.

See here:

The inf will launch the media player and play the file.

Your problems could arise with the video format you have chosen. For support in all Windows PC's (with a default install), you will likely want to use wmv format.

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I am capturing video from my Canon FS10 camcorder. Using software that came with camera--Image Mixer 3 SE, I put together a movie. Movie clip is good-- it plays in Windows Media Player just fine. Then I add the file in Roxio MYDVD to create a DVD to burn. -- Before I burn, I ran the Preview--- have picture but no sound. So I assume that if I burn the DVD, it will not have audio. What happens to the sound? File is saved on my computer as a MPG file. File sound shows as Dolby Digital in Image Mixer. What am I missing? Is there an easier way, software / programs that I can use to simply take a movie from my flash drive camcorder and burn it to a DVD to play on any DVD player???

A:No Audio on created DVD

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I'm an older person and by myself, but I can't believe that I've now spent about ten hours on the computer trying to find out how this simple thiing is done. I went to another forum and got only one answer and that was from someone who wanted to sell me the answer to the question. Could someone please explain this process to me (for free) in simple and basic terms? Thank you.

A:How is a hyperlink created?

I'm not 100% sure I understand what you're asking.

Do you mean what's the code to make a link? Or are you asking how a browser knows to perform the function when clicking on the link?

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I have just installed a Lexmark Printer. I did have an HP Printer. I fill my own ink cartridges. So I intend to use the same ink. All ink bottles have the same name,from diffrent makers of ink. So to make sure I asked the OEM if this would be all right to use the same ink in both printers. To my surprise they said no,that ink is made just for that printer. They said it would damage a printer to use ink made for one printer, to use in another printer. This sound like they want to sell there brand of ink,or could they be right Would it be worth it to use the ink I have?. Any help would be appreciated.

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I have both windows 7 & Windows 8 Consumer Preview. When I activated win 8 from activation key, product key of win 7 also changed and win 7 started asking for win 7 activation.what to do now???? .... I lost my win 7 product key..

A:win 8 created problem

Did you boot side by side or is win8 virtualized?

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When I create a partition on my hard drive using the windows XP it is not created (there is still the same amount of unpartitioned space to when it was not created).And when I create a partition using the windows 98 startup disk (fdisk) it is created but if I go on fdisk again the partition is not there (there is still the same amount of unpartitioned space to when it was not created).I have tried 3 hard drives and there was still the same problem.
I can format the partition using the windows98 startup disk but windows XP will not format or install using the windows98 startup disk format.

A:Partitions not created

Maybe the partition table(s) is/are FUBAR? How about wiping the beginning of the drive clean with a disk wiping utility (or the dd command in any decent OS (not Windows))?

Or maybe just try a Linux live CD and partition there?

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Hi, I did a clean installation of ATA Center 1.6 for a customer and the event log "Microsoft ATA" has not been created by the installer.
How can I fix the missing event log?

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I had some bios problems with my other computer. Before I sent it in to the shop I created a backup. This was two weeks ago. Now the date on the backup says 1/1/04. I'm afraid to use it now. Why does it show this date? That's over six years ago.
The tech said the problem with the bios in my other computer was that it was out of date. He said he reset the bios but this did not fix the problem. Do I need to additionally flash the bios to correct this problem

A:Why does my backup say it was created 1/1/04?

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I'm running Windows 7. I have been trying to install some game cracks without CD that I downloaded from pirate bay using Daemon Tools Lite. After I got a version of King's Bounty working the game suddenly crashed and when I went to run it again I discovered that it had been uninstalled. When I tried to reinstall I got an "access denied" error message when I tried to open the zip file with the installation program in it. When I looked at the error message details I discovered that it was unable to create "autorun.inf" file in my Temp folder and suggested I may lack administrative privileges. I've had this computer for many years and previously installed other game cracks without any problems (other than the occasional missing dll). I've never had an "access denied" message appear before. Now when I try installing any games (via files with installation programs in WinZip and using Daemon Tools Lite) I get the same message. I tried removing all files I donwloaded with King's Bounty but to no avail. I've run virus scans with both AVG and MalwareBytes (both free versions and updated) and found nothing. I searched to see if there was an existing autorun.inf in my Temp folder but there were only a few on my C drive that had been created years previously for unrelated programs and none of them in my temp folder. Some sites I visited online suggested this might have something to do with security settings but I've tri... Read more

A:autorun.inf cannot be created

I have been trying to install some game cracks without CD that I downloaded from pirate bay using Daemon Tools Lite.Sorry, no one here at BC will be able to assist you. From the forum rules (link in my signature):"No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures. If a user persists and/or the activity is obviously illegal the staff reserves the right to remove such content and/or ban the user. This would also mean encouraging the use or continued use of pirated software is not permitted, and subject to the same consequences." This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, you may contact me via PM.Louis

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On my dual boot system while trying to get into SAFE MODE in 7-64 I made the mistake of hitting F-8 repeatedly. Now I get a screen with my name on it in the center and it's asking for a P/W. When I built the machine I never entered one because I am the only user. I have tried all the P/W that I can think of and no joy.

I made an image of the OS that currently has me locked out.....

So then I installed an earlier image of 7 and made a password recovery disc. Then I re-installed the fluky version of 7 and tried to run the P/W disc. Now I get a message saying " An Error occurred while trying to reset the password!" REALLY?

Since the machine is dual boot I am wondering if I can change the p/w on 7 from within XP?
I thought I might be able to access the 7 registry and change it from there.

I know there are P/W recovery programs but I am not sure that I can get Win 7 to boot from a CD since the configuration is dual boot. And if there was no original password what can I recover anyway?

In a worst case I can install an image from June and then mount the current one and xfer files over to it that way.

I don't understand why hitting F-8 made the system constantly pester me for a password!!

Now that seems to be the default: IE: Ask for P/w
Any other ideas?

Thanks to all in advance!

A:Cannot access Win 7 OS asking for P/W that I never created!

Did you try just hitting enter with no password?

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Last night i discovered i had a partition created on my cpu.. which i definitely did not do. i ran scans but found nothing..then i found a really weird log file that i couldnt delete and kept saying access denied. i have a 512 mb machine and my ram is at 73 percent usage swap at 38 and im only running firefox. i ran rootkit revealer and it found this odd files in C:\Docandsettings\john\localsettings\temp\$1332fd7.t$m one more in temp file named/ plugtmp19 which i cant find. im just really stuck here and im sick of my cpu running so slowly.. if anybody can help i would appreciate it more than i could explain.


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I have a windows 2003 terminal server. Outlook users were complaining of slow usage and random lockups. After looking at the running processes i saw a ranom.exe i stopped the process, found it in C:\Windows\Temp and deleted it.
It always comes back eventually but under a different name. Currently it is running under CQ1.exe (the file names seem to be random though)
I have tried spybot, Trend client/server security scans but nothing really comes up. so i thought i would try this.

Any help would be very much appreciated. or at least a point in the right direction.
I'm currently running another virus scan and will edit post if that detects problems.

If you would like me to get more of the random filenames or run any other scans/programs don't hesitate to ask.


Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:18:10 PM, on 21/07/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\Program Files\BackupAssist v4\BackupAssistService.exe
C:... Read more

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I found a similar problem reported on your site. I have deleted thousands of dll that were 93,184 bytes or 0 bytes in size. However, I need to get rid of what's creating them. This is my son's computer and it hasn't bee used in a few weeks but this worm filled up the C: drive. I ran Hijack This and I'll put the log in this post.



Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 4:44:50 PM, on 10/8/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM... Read more

A:Many new .dll files being created

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Here is the log - What all am I suppose to delete?

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:05:36 AM, on 9/30/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
F:\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - F:\SpywareGuard\dlprotect.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - F:\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] F:\Winamp\winampa.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Micr Update] soundblaster.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Yahoo! Pager] F:\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypag... Read more

A:Created Log - What do I delete?

Welcome to TSF!

Let's fix these and see what we get...

Open a new HJT log and check all of the below to be fixed:

O9 - Extra button: Related - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Show &Related Links - {c95fe080-8f5d-11d2-a20b-00aa003c157a} - C:\WINDOWS\web\related.htm
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE (file missing)
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) -

Then, with all browser windows closed, click "fix checked".

Reboot and post a new HJT log.

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Could someone explain how a file can be modified before it is created? Thanks for your time.

A:Modified vs. Created

The file modified and created dates are simply an additional text string included in the file.  Upon being created the file should have the created date set and when saved should have the modified date updated.  It is easy for a user to manipulate these values if they really wanted to.  Also, many programs may not include the functions to update this information.  If you are using something like Microsoft Word, it should for the most part keep track of a document, but if you open it with any other 3rd party software it could mess up those values.
I wouldn't worry about the dates too much anyway, as they are only somewhat reliable.
Example of a program that can manually change Created/Modified/Accessed dates:

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I'm confused about the ESD folder. If I install Windows 10 with the Media Creation Tool, an ESD folder is created. I understand that this folder should not be deleted if you plan to use the Recovery feature as it includes the files need to reinstall Windows.

If I reinstall Windows by mounting an ISO, run "setup.exe" and select "Keep nothing", however, no ESD folder is created, but I can still use the Recovery feature. The following blog article about how Windows 10 achieves its compact footprint explains why this works:

How Windows 10 achieves its compact footprint | Windows Experience Blog

If Windows 10 is able to run the Recovery feature using the runtime system files stored in C:\Windows\WinSxS, why do I need to keep the ESD folder if an installation was done with the MCT?

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Hi there,

I ran HJT and wanted it to create a log but soon got a Notepad.exe application error: The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000006). (BTW - posting on this forum from a different PC than the one with the issue)

This error comes up for almost every exe file upon start up. Hence why I did some reseach and found some good things on this forum about HJT and thought I'd give it a try. Upon start up my desk top comes up with nothing else, I have to CTL+ALT+Delete to get my task manager to come up, then create task and run explorer.exe to at least have access to my tool bar and files. Then for about 5-10 minutes multiple dialogue boxes pop up with the same message - 0xc0000006 (from sqlmgr to teatimer to notepad - all .exe files). At least once they're closed I can use the PC in a limited capacity.

If you think my PC might be able to be saved, please reply. Otherwise I'm ready to bash it with a sledge hammer. haha.

Thanks so much!

A:Ran HJT and log created cannot be saved

figured out how to extract it... emailed to good PC... see it below (fingers crossed!!)

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 1:14:56 PM, on 12/18/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTSMLBIZ\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Comcast\Desktop Doctor\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
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About a week ago, I created a new 150 GB partition on my hard drive (I only have one internal HDD) and set it up as a drive letter Z: called "Memories". Once it was created, formatted and visible, I transferred all of my photos and videos to it from an external drive (I need them on an internal drive so Carbonite will back them up). I know it was working because my husband and I spent some time looking at old photos once they were transferred.

Today, I went to retrieve a picture and see the partition gone! It doesn't even show as an unassigned partition in Disk Management - it's like it is just totally gone. A quick search of my hard drive does not locate any of the images or folders, either.

Please help!

A:Created a new partition, and now it's gone

Dont know much about it, but read about it here.
Partition recovery software can be of help
Windows 7 Partition Recovery Freeware - Recover Deleted and Lost Partition under Windows 7.

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Seriously I cannot find any information except that his paypal is registered in Malaysia.....Really got to give whoever it is props he deserves a nobel prize or something

A:Who created Combofix?

I would like to know too. As far as I know sUBs is a member of BleepingComputer. I also suspect that sUBs is same as Grinler

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Since upgrading to windows 10 I am having so many problems with my homegroup. there are only 2 computers PC and a laptop. I can view all folders on the PC from my laptop BUT I cannot connect the printer to my laptop and when trying to view the folders on the PC from my laptop I keep getting error messages. the first one was network credentials which I fixed but now I am getting this error message, You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer. I just want to be able to print from my laptop like I was doing for so many years with Windows 8. Oh, and my husband upgraded to windows 10 without informing me and of course, now I am the one who needs to fix it. The PC has been over a month or I would just go back to windows 8 on both my computers. Any help to end this nightmare would be so so appreciated. I have been trying to figure it out for 5 hours......

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I really don't get homegroups. Before Windows 7 I've shared files across the computers in my home using networking. Networking is very easy to set up. It's very easy to identify the files/folders to share via networking. And, networking doesn't restrict the files shared to only libraries.

What am I missing? Why should I use Homegroup instead of standard Networking?

I have a home network with four computers.
Windows 7 build 7100 RC


HomeGroup simplifies network sharing. Most average home users don't know the basics when it comes to NTFS or SMB shares, or best practices. HomeGroup allows people to share docs with a few clicks.

It also allows for sharing between Windows Live IDs, which is still a WIP.

HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files

Another benefit is not having to create the same local accounts on all machines.

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I've used Homegroup before but Windows 10 seems to have given me a problem and looking through various forums I'm not the only one.
Set up homegroup on two laptops, one running windows 10 pro and the other the standard edition. Homegroup shows on both machines in File Manager. On the Pro machine I can open files and add ,delete and copy without problems but on the Std machine only Library Icons are displayed and it is impossible to open any files. All files are set to share read/write. Any ideas out there?


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I'm sorry to start a new thread about this, but I've done some searching, and I just can't seem to find an answer. Here's my history (press pause and get a coffee now):

I have a home built DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 chip sitting on an Asus P5K board connecting to my network via a D-Link DWA RangeBooster N USB Adapter. I'm connecting up to a 2Wire modem/gateway provided by my IP.

The homegroup has previously worked for me when I was running Win 7 RC Build 7100, connecting to a laptop with Win 7 Home Premium on the same wireless network. A few days ago I "upgraded" my PC to Win 7 Home Premium, and of course re-established connection to the same network. I created a new homegroup and tried to connect from the laptop. I could see the homegroup, even go in and see what it is sharing, but when I clicked on any folder it would say that it couldn't connect to the //PC-Computer.

So I left the homegroup on both PC and laptop, restarted, and proceeded to re-make the homegroup on the PC. I then joined from the laptop with no problem. I can still see the PC sharing the libraries, but now when I click on the folder to open it, it just sits there and does nothing, not even an error message.

I have made sure my IPv6 is enabled, and have gone through the Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues.

Would anyone have any ideas?

** I just shared a folder directly, instead of through a library. I still get the message "Windows cannot ac... Read more


So I tried to access my computer via the Network instead of Homegroup, and I get the same message "Windows Cannot access \\MG-PC". The details are error code 0x80070035 "the network path was not found". If its not found why can I see it in the listing?

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on windows 7 i noticed theres home group and if i wanted to shar pics or whatever i have to set it up, what is it? is it letting anyone come on to my network and look threw my computor?


It's a small, local network in your home that your computers are connected to physically or with WiFi.

Homegroup - Create

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When I click home group in control panel I got this message: "This computer cannot connect to a home group". What can I do?


Whenever you create a new thread, it helps us to help you if you post your full system specifications.

However, you have at least told us you are using Windows Vista, which means that you cannot join a Windows 7 HomeGroup.

You can though, configure your computer to share files and folders, as explained in this Microsoft download.

Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

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All of a sudden while working on my computer, I just noticed that the homegroup icon was there. Tried to get rid of it but could not. I mean I tried to delete it, to move it to recycle bin, nothing. So now, coming back from having a coffee, I noticed that it disappeared. BUT now, my laptop downstairs and my main desktop which has all of the bell and whistle, are no longer connected and I tried and tried to get them hooked up again but to no avail. I changed the password, resetted everything, got out of homegroup and started fresh, nothing. When I tried to input a password, a very easy password like "password" (no room for mistake there) all it says is either wrong password or wrong user....I scanned everything with Norton 360 and nothing is shown. The only thing that I realized, is that I just purchased a program hours earlier ( I am in marketing) and when I tried to download the program I had a warning from Norton .msi extension. I had these extension before and the only warning was that there was very few users that downloaded the program so I went ahead and downloaded it. BUT when I tried to run it, I really had a warning from Norton so I stopped right there and I did NOT download it. As a last resource, I reverted the computer at an earlier stage, which made this program disappear from the desktop but I still cannot get my homegroup back. I know about computer, but I think I know just enough to be dangerous. This is why my request for help. I don't know wha... Read more

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I am encountering a problem with Homegroup set up in Windows 7 Professional. Seeking for a solution.

I have one desktop, one laptop, and 2 tablets. These computers are running on Windows 7 Professional.

Here is my set-up network configuration:

The desktop wires to the main router, and hosts Homegroup.
The laptop and 2 tablet wireless to the main router. These computers can detect the Homegroup and request for Homegroup password. I enter the password, none of the computers (laptop, tablets) can connect to the Homegroup.

Note: I want the desktop acts as a server and hosts the Homegroup.

Now I try. I remove the Homegroup that is hosted by the desktop. I create a new Homegroup on the laptop.
The desktop and 2 tablets are able to detect the Homegroup that is hosted by the laptop (I called "laptop Homegroup").
2 tablets are able to connect to the laptop Homegroup, but the desktop cannot.

I disable all firewalls (windows and AVG)
All Homegroup sharing setting options are set (e.g. discover network, share files, share printer, etc.)

I do not know what else I can do. Can someone help?

Question: is it possible, we can configure Windows 7 Pro. as a server?


They ALL must use the same name for the "HomeGroup".

What I would do is dele ALL home groups on ALL machines, then add a homegroup to the main machine and then one at time add the access to the other machines.

Edit: Remember that you will get a NEW password when you make this new homegroup.

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Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?

A:Ho do I set up a new Homegroup?

Quote: Originally Posted by CaptainSEO

Here's my problem:

I recently reinstalled Windows on my office computer and I gave it a new name.

When I try to set up a Homegroup, it tells me to get the password from the "old name" computer, which obviously no longer exists. I can't remember the password either.

How do I start again?

At this point it's usually best to leave the old Homegroup from all other machines in the network then create a new Homegroup, then rejoin the new Homegroup from all other machines using the new password that was generated when you set up the new Homegroup.

Homegroup - Leave

Homegroup - Create

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What does it do?
What does it contain - what goes into it?
How do I read it?
Is it necessary?
Why does it get full?
Why does it stop?

Rather not just get a link to an M$ Help page since they rarely make sense to me.
The maximum file size for session "Homegroup Log" has been reached. As a result, events might be lost (not logged) to file "C:\Windows\Logs\Homegroup\homegrouplog.etl". The maximum files size is currently set to 5242880 bytes.

Session "Homegroup Log" stopped due to the following error: 0xC0000188

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I recently replaced my 8 year old Linksys router with a new Cisco E1000. Prior to replacing the router all the computers in the home could share a printer. All of the computers are also running Win 7. Now that I set up the new router the home group no longer works. None of the computers can see each other. Anyway I disbanded that home group and created a whole new one. This did not resolve the issue. Even after creating a new Homegroup on the main computer when I click on Homegroup in control panel on the other computers it says "there is no home group on this network" and then gives me the option to create a new one. Why cant the computers detect the new homegroup? I should also mention that with my new settup I have two wireless routers connected to each other. Its identified the second router as Network 2? Might this be causing the issue?

A:Cant see homegroup in Win 7 (PLEASE HELP)

How exactly do you have the routers configured? If you want to use a secondary router, here's the proper way to use it and not affect your networking.
Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc. Note that you should use the same SSID and encryption key for the secondary router but a non-conflicting channel. I recommend channels 1, 6, or 11 for use for the best results.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing por... Read more

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hi i have two computers running windows 7 ulimate 32 bit i can set up the homegroup on both computers with no problems
but if i resart anyone of the computers i lose the homegroup
and i have to set it all up again
but i can still access the compers through network


Hi busboy,

Firstly, I admit that homegroup is not my forte; but I am happy to try and help and what better way to learn.

A question though, how do you know that homegroup is lost after a reboot? Could you please provide a screen print? (ALT+Tab or then paste to Paint).

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I had two computers, A and B, connected via homegroup. This worked perfectly until very recently, when I replaced the CPU and motherboard of PC A and re-installed Win 7.

Now that I created a new homegroup, I can access B's files/media from A. File transfer to and fro works just as fine.

However, A's files take ages to load on B e.g. an image takes a couple of minutes to be displayed, a song keeps buffering all the time, file transfer is nigh impossible..

I also connected a laptop to the homegroup. It can access B's files but has the same problem when it comes to A.

A's ethernet card is onboard Intel 82579V, having latest drivers. The mobo is Asus P8Z77-V Pro, if that's of any help.

Both PCs are on Win 7 x64 and use a wired connection.

I use the same AV and firewall settings as before. The router and its settings are the same as before.

Would appreciate a solution/workaround.



have you right clicked on the homegroup title in the navigation pane and selected start the homegroup troubleshooter?

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I have a problem I cant seem to be able to work it out.

I have 3 computers - 2 desktops and 1 laptop all on windows 7 .

- Laptop creates a homegroup. Both desktops joined it. The desktops can share and access each other no problems.

The laptop cant see any computers in the homegroup (nothing available), neither under Network, only see itself.

On the other hand I see the 'media devices' of the 2 other desktops and can also see them in the 'Full Map' in 'Nework and Sharing Center' from the laptop.

- I can ping both of them from the laptop using thier ips or computer names.
- All computers under WORKGROUP.
- The desktops can see the laptop computer in the 'Network' section (not homegroup) but unable to access it: Error: 0x80070035. Network path was not found.

Any clue?



Let me guess your two desktop are wired and your laptop is wireless. could be an IP issues. with your wireles putting out and your wired maybe putting out or something of that nature. If so get them all on the same subnet and IP range and you shouldn't have a problem. If the wired and wireless router are seperate use dd-wrt or tomato to turn it into a bridged repeater (basically a wireless switch) with DHCP passthrough.

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All 3 computers on my LAN were set as members of a WORKGROUP, my OS being Win 7 Pro 64 bit, whereas the other 2 used XP Home.One of the other 2, my friend's desktop, has changed to Win 7 32 bit.Neither my friend nor I need to access the other (laptop) computer so I joined a homegroup on the Win 7 machines.

When I open Services on the Win 7 machines I can start the HomeGroup Provider service, and have done so. However, I cannot start the HomeGroup Listener service on either machine. I get "Server-Service Specific error code 2147023143." How do I resolve this?

Apart from that, should I change the WORKGROUP designation of the Win 7 machines, and if so how and what to?

FWIW, irrespective of the above, each Win 7 machine can access the shared folders on the other.

Advice would be appreciated.

Thanks and regards, Roy


In general it's better to use a workgroup type network in a mixed Op system but you may be able to get the Homegroup to work in your situation.

You should be able to fix the Homegroup listener by deleting a specific file.

Open Windows explorer and navigate to the following file.

C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and delete all of the files in this folder. Now restart the computer.

You should check to make sure the following services are set to automatic.
The services that need to be turned on are listed below:

DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Peer Networking Grouping
HomeGroup Provider
HomeGroup Listener
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host

It's probably best to leave the Homegroup on all Homegroup machines at that point and create a new one.

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I have started getting the message that a network path can't be found on my homegroup for my laptop. Error code 0x80070035. I have used the network lots of times but suddenly the laptop can see all the files on the PC but the PC can't see the laptop. Any suggestions please?


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I have just upgraded a second machine to win7 on my little home network.
It immediately offered me the chance to start a homegroup. So I did.
But the machine I upgraded first can't join it. It says I have to install IPv6 first.
But IPv6 is running.
I can see shared files and folders across the network.


Go to Network and Sharing Center. Click on local area connection, then click properties. Is there a check next to Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6)?

If not, put one there and click ok.

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I am having a problem on my network...

When I set up the HomeGroup on my laptop, my desktop recognizes the laptop, but my laptop does not recognize the desktop -- even with both computers set to share all (Documents, Pictures, Printers, etc.).

The main thing I am trying to accomplish is to print from my laptop, through the desktop. The printer I am running is an HP Photosmart C4200 series. The desktop is a Gateway and the laptop is an HP. I am also running McAfee Internet Security Suite on both computers. I have already gone into both computers and marked them as "trusted" through McAfee and they show up through McAfee as being on the network.



A:One-way HomeGroup

Hello mfullererie & welcome to Seven Forums

Check the advanced sharing options in Network & Sharing Center, make sure the settings match.

Make sure the time is exactly the same on both machines. If there's even 1/2 second time difference between the two, it won't connect.

Also make sure that your Workgroup name is the same on both machines and passwords are setup on both accounts.

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If you take a look at the attached image.
When i go to save or edit a file i keep getting theses damm PC Name (Home-Brew) homegroup, libraries etc (despite the fact when i open Windows Explorer (WE) normally libraries has gone as i have used the mod here, does anyone know how to remove all these (IMO useless) entires so i just get my drives none of the other stuff?


A:Getting rid of PC name, homegroup etc

Hello All1,

If you have a 64-bit Windows 7 installed, then be sure to also do the additional step for it to remove them from the "Save as" and "Browse" type dialog boxes. However, some 3rd party programs may use their own "Save as" and "Browse" dialog boxes that ignore this and still show all of them.
How to Add or Remove the "Libraries" Folder from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Favorites" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Homegroup" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Computer" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Network" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove "Control Panel" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove your "User Folder" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
How to Add or Remove the "Recycle Bin" from the Windows 7 Navigation Pane
For example, this "Browse" dialog box has "Libraries" removed from it.
Hope this helps,

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I have 5 computers in my Homegroup, 2 Desktops (D1, D2) and 3 Laptops. D1 and the laptops are all running W7 Home Premium, D2 is running W7 Professional x64. All computers see all others, with one big exception - D1 sees D2 but D2 doesn't see D1 in the Homegroup. I ran the HomeGroup troubleshooter on both with no joy.

When I run Network and Sharing Center -> See full map from D2, I see the following:

D2 --------Switch --- Gateway --- World
| |
D1 -- 3 Laptops

From D1, I see the same map with D2 and D1 switched - basically the same map.

From D2, when I open D1, I see the individual shares (not listed as libraries) including "Users"! If I drill down, i.e.
Network -> D1 -> Users -> Me -> AppData -> Roaming -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Libraries
I see all the Libraries normally shown in under Homegroup. If I click on a Library, I see all the contents.

This ruled out the Netgear Switch and Netgear Router, and network hardware in general.

Initially, I had set up the Homegroup from D2 when this problem appeared. I deleted all the computers from the Homegroup, and created a Homegroup on D1 with different password, and re-joined all computers to the new Homegroup. Same Problem. Windows Update is on and all updates installed on both machines.

I then installed W7 Pro X86 on D2, and booted up that install - same result again.

My next attempt will be to install W7 Home Prem on D2 and see what happens, but before that ... Read more

A:Homegroup - Seen and Not Seen

Thanks for your response chev65!

Unlikely that that is causing the problem, as D1, L1 and L2 in the HomeGroup have no problem with it. L3 is running Vista and D3 is XP. L3 should go to Win 7 this week.

I'm leaning more to thinking the issue might be Win 7 Pro vs Win 7 Home Prem, but I would have thought that would have been widely reported if that is the case. Or possibly an IP6 issue - which I know zip about - but is the network layer that implements HomeGroup.

Any other thoughts out there?????

- LazyLeo 1/4/10 (4-Jan-2010 for my European friends)

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In Windows 7, I had a desktop PC and a laptop on a network without a homegroup, and I shared files seamlessly between both computers over the network. Windows 10 seems to require a homegroup to share. And if it doesn't, it sure wants to promote homegroup use. Doesn't a homegroup merely duplicate network sharing? Do I need a homegroup in Windows 10 to share across a network?

A:Do I really need a homegroup?

Homegroup is only supported with W7, 8 & 10 so if you use the regular home networking which is more flexible then you don't need it at all.
Look at this link for more info:
Solved All computers on the same network, each cant see others

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I have a new Windows 7 laptop and am trying to access my iMac on the homegroup wireless network. I can see the Mac, but when asked for credentials they are rejected. Am I correct in assuming that a homegroup will only accept Windows 7 devices, and I should have some other network setup? If that is the case, how do I get rid of the homegroup and set up the correct configuration?

I have been searching for a solution on the internet and am just getting increasingly confused. Frankly, I am beginnig to think I am just stupid. I did not have this much hassle in setting up the network on my old XP laptop.


A:Homegroup & Mac OS 10

Your assumptions are correct. Homegroups is only for Win 7 machines. You need to leave the Homegroup from the Win 7 machine then create a Workgroup or use the Public file sharing options.

Homegroup - Leave

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?


A:Help with homegroup

Quote: Originally Posted by jamesb2755

I have a laptop with Windows 7 ultimate and a deskktop running Windws 7 ultimate. I have a wireless network Netgear WTG624-v3. I upgraded from Vista Ultimate on both machines.

I cannot get either machine to see the other when I establish a homegroup. When I check o the Win 7 compatibility the WTG 624 is suppose to be compat.

Though I can set up the desktop to work with the router and connect to the router with my laptop, they don't see each other.

Can you all help?


Hi james,

First a few questions.

1. Do you have 3rd party Firewall/AV suites installed?

2. Have you enabled network discovery and sharing on both computers in advanced settings in networkcenter. (left pane)

3. Do you have passwords on both computers?

4. Do you have let Homegroup manage enabled in advanced settings of networkcenter?


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how do i change the homegroup name for a pc such tom shown as tom-pc on the network I wish to change the network name for the pc I have changed the user name but can't find the location of the network name yet
I am sure one of you will now

A:homegroup name

Quote: Originally Posted by buster52

how do i change the homegroup name for a pc such tom shown as tom-pc on the network I wish to change the network name for the pc I have changed the user name but can't find the location of the network name yet
I am sure one of you will now

Start->type: change computer name
select: Rename this computer

You can also reach this option(s) in other ways.


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Since the November update the PC that I set the homegroup up on is now telling me that I need to I'm using a different PC. Is there a fix?

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I am trying to let 2 computers share files. One will share and one will not. Both are running same version of Windows. One will not let me change share settings because it is a domain. What does that even mean? How I can fix this?

A:Help me with Homegroup please!

Please post networking issues here: Networking Support - Tech Support Forum

When a problem is posted in the wrong forum, it is likely to be ignored.

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First of all I found many threads like this but I really don't know what to do

I somehow got my 2 PCs out of homegroup and put them in another one...
But problem is in my laptop (3rd pc) which just wont leave the homegroup...
Something like: Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup..

I tried something with services but I really didn't get that.

Thank you...

A:My PC won't get out of homegroup

I will show you the more direct approach to fixing the problem here. This is another Windows 7 bug apparently so you need to delate a file to fix it.

The fix for this problem seems to be Deleting the file idstore.sst under C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking

Once everything at peer Networking Grouping is running you may also need to do this...

Start the Task Manager
Click on the service Tab
Find the "HomeGroupProvider"
and then stop the service.
You may need to go back into services and enable Peernetworking again after the fix. Don't forget to restart all machines making the adjustments.

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I have created a homegroup that all but one of my computers can connect to except this laptop. Running Ultimate. When trying to connect it says this computer can,t con nect. I think i have tried everything suggested in everything i have read and tutorial from microsoft. HELP


What are the Windows versions of the other computers? I would suggest removing all homegroups to no homegroup on those machines and starting over. Determine which machine is going to be mostly used. If the Windows Ultimate laptop you speak off is that machine, then you want it to create the homegroup from it first. Write down the password so the other windows 7 machines can join the homegroup. Now on the Ultimate laptop you want to go to start and type services.msc locate Computer Browser. Make sure this is set to automatic and started. On the other machines you want to stop that service and disable Computer Browser. Any XP machines you want to also disable that and would need to change the Workgroup name to Homegroup name. Generally it's best to have the Ultimate machine as the 'top dog' so to speak of the local network and the master browser. Also, making it secured with user/adminstrator password. Keeping shares turned off, but leaving network discovery on for all the other systems sharing their files. Unless of course you decide to put a server domain controller on the network.

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I recently wanted to know how to create a home-group, but i found out that i can't because someone made a home-group already. Nobody in my house made one. The creator, "ESC from ESC-PC", probably got onto my network when my family left the internet unprotected (no password) for a period of time. Is there a way to reset the home-group so then I can make one for my family?


Leaving the Homegroup they created might help. Although it seems like you would need to join the Homegroup in order to leave it which requires that you enter a password.

I would make a password for your wireless connection first.
Homegroup - Leave

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Ok I have desktop and laptop which i can connect to each other using homegroup, the laptop is on wireless and the desktop is plugged into the router with ethernet and it works fine.
The problem is as soon as i connect the laptop using ethernet to the same router it just wont work, can anybody help with this.



When you say won't work are you referring to networking the computers or the connection in general. If the connection itself doesn't work then you might have a bad router port, ethernet cable or lan port. If the network stops working then you may need to look into what differences you have set on your computer between using Wireless and LAN. Does it change network settings, etc.

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