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    No Homegroup

    Hi can anyone help with this, see attachment

    I am running windows 10 with the latest upgrade and I use kaspersky internet security, I have tried switching this off and have set up sharing, but to no avail.

    Any help would be much appreciated

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    Try the Homegroup troubleshooter at Control Panel, Troubleshooting, Network and Internet.

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    Hi BruceR Tried that to no avail

    Thanks

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    Check that network discovery is turned on, and the network location is set to Home.

    Also, confirm that the Homegroup Provider and Homegroup Listener services have not been disabled.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-11-23 at 17:14.

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    Hi jwoods Ive have already done that still no joy

    Thanks Braddy
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    What version of Windows 10 are you running?

    What version did you upgrade from?

    In Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic, you can join a Homegroup, but you can’t create one.

    If you upgraded from either of those to Windows 10 Home, that could be why.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-11-24 at 02:52.

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    Hi jwoods I am running the latest version windows 10 home with the new upgrade released this month, I upgraded originally from windows 8.1

    Thanks for the reply

    Braddy
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    Braddy,

    Try the folowing:

    1. Navigate to C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Ro aming\PeerNetworking\ and delete the file idstore.sst

    AppData is "hidden", so you'll need to turn on the option to show hidden files, folders, and drives.

    2. Check that the following services are set to Automatic...

    Peer Networking Grouping

    Peer Networking Identity Manager

    Homegroup Listener

    Homegroup Provider


    3. Shut down all computers.

    4. Turn on just the Windows 10 computer and see if you can create a Homegroup.
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-11-24 at 15:37.

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    Hi jwoods I navigated to C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Ro aming\PeerNetworking\ and the folder was empty and I cant find any of the services mentioned.

    Thanks for the reply

    Braddy
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    These steps may help.
    1.
    Open an admin Command Prompt - right click on the Windows flag and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Type this, not there are no spaces other than the one after "dir":
    dir C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Ro aming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst
    You should the file. If so type this.
    del C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Ro aming\PeerNetworking\idstore.sst

    2.
    You need to open "services.msc" to check the services.
    Press Win R to open the Run prompt.
    Type services.msc

    cheers, Paul

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    Hi PaulT I have tried all these things which probably mean my windows is incomplete somehow Peer.jpg this is the latest error.

    Thanks to everyone but I am prepared to give up on this now

    Thanks Braddy
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    There will be errors in Event Viewer showing why Peer Networking wouldn't start. Look around the time of the failure message.

    cheers, Paul

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    If you look at the properties of the Peer Networking Grouping service using services.msc you'll see it has two dependencies - Peer Networking Identity Manager and Peer Name Resolution Protocol. Each of those need to be running with Identity Manager being started first.

    Joe

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