I expected the laptop to detect that the password had been changed but it didn't. I have just been through volumes of forums discussing the problem of computers not seeing one another on the network. Make sure only one pc is powered on join will no longer be an option Create HomeGroup and wait for the password box to show up. I doubt it, but it's an easy rule out. Will try the different router option tomorrow.
The other computers fire up their Control Panel, navigate to the Network and HomeGroup folder, each user can then join the HomeGroup using the password from the first computer. I am at my wits end. Neither computer could see the other. This is a real problem. I can see and access shared folders on the laptop from my desktop with no problem.
So far, nothing has worked and I have run out of ideas. All I really want to do is make a file share that another MicrosoftAccount can access. Guest Author: Shraddha 31 Aug 2015 Dear Friends, I had same problem with my Home Group. Lots of people have home networks, and lots of people kept windows 7 on their main machines - this should work out of the box. If it were my company, I would have a dedicated team to investigate complaints and resolve them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
First, the timezone was different on each pc and the router. Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue. One of the users said that he changed his Homegroup password and that allowed the new computer to connect when the Homegroup password was entered. However, if you have an older version of Windows, you can still establish a regular network with a Windows 7 computer that is part of a Homegroup. However, when I open Explorer on either machine, I get told there are no Homegroup computer present. But none of the units has the ability to start a new one, only join the unknown old which doesn't exist on any of these units. I must have somehow disabled it.
Enter the password when prompted to allow access. Have also a windows 7 pro in my home group, hopefully the problem will be solved with in the next few days. Hit next and Windows will create the Homegroup. I hate windows home networking, it is awful. Once it complained about the clocks not syncronized but they are set to exactly the same time, 17 seconds difference between the 2 computers. It seems that, as the original source of the Homegroup creation, it had to be on-line to allow the new machine to join.
The only reason I keep using Windows is because of my investment in Windows Apps. Maybe the time has come to change email so you don't have to set server names, port numbers and more? Thanks again Adrian In case this helps anyone else this is what it took to solve this problem for me: The symptoms I had was that my home group would show on the pc I wanted to join from but on clicking 'join' windows 8 would think for 2 min then say 'that home group is no longer available'. Been working on this for 3 days now. Since these updates, every time I restart any computer on the network, Homegroup cannot find any of the other computers. I turned the laptop back on and entered the new password.
We can't find the password to the old group and we can't change or create a new one. Davidson 11 Oct 2015 This is the quintessence of uselessness. Forum Moderator OneDrive, Support Engineer. Since these updates, every time I restart any computer on the network, Homegroup cannot find any of the other computers. I should also add that the 'Play to. It is not expanded when opening favorites.
Secondly, how about disabling the wireless card and using the wired for pc1, see if, while still on that homegroup for the wired conn, see if you can then change password. Judging by my experience and the sheer numbers of people on the search engines who cannot get this to work you can safely say that this is far far harder than most people can possibly achieve to work. As a member of a Homegroup, computers, tablets, phones and even an Xbox can all share files, folders and media. Doesn't necessarily make sense, but it does work. My question is, and don't get offended, are your external network drives actually connected directly by Ethernet or wirelessly to your router? I followed the step listed in your post, but cannot join the homegroup with the Win 10 computers. This didn't hurt my network associations btw. Personal try what ive written above and see if it makes a difference, personally ive done all the updates and not having a problem at all.
This setting should be configurable in either one of the two computers. But computer A never sees the B on the HomeGroup once it is joined and after restarting neither computer can see the other on the HomeGroup. Follow or read Guest Author: Brian 07 Aug 2015 I just upgraded from Win 7to Win 10 on two of my four homegroup computers. We can share documents and printers, etc. Local Service brings up some folders. Whoever created the HomeGroup can always go back to the Control Panel, and get a copy of the original password.