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    Can't connect a new Win10 Home PC to an existing Win7 Homegroup

    A brief history: Up until Sat I had 2 Win7 PC's in different rooms, both connected to an AT&T modem with ethernet cables. A Homegroup had been established for a couple of years with no problems. Basically just to share a few files and one printer. Lots of problems with one of the Win7 machines so I replaced it with a Win10 Home PC on Sat. (A new Dell Inspirion 3650)

    After getting it setup (I'm sorta learning Win10), when I start Homegroup on the Win10 machine it says it finds the Win7 machine homegroup and asks me if I want to join. I say "yes" but it eventually comes back and says "Windows no long detects a homegroup on this network". Toubleshooter finds nothing. I've checked the obvious settings but found nothing that would cause the "no connection" problem.
    Not sure what to do next other than maybe deleting the homegroup on the Win7 machine and try to start over. I'm fairly computer savy but definitely am not a network specialist.

    Any ideas or stuff I should check??? At this point I'm at a loss.
    Ed

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    Have you tried leaving the homegroup and creating it anew?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Y View Post
    ...Lots of problems with one of the Win7 machines so I replaced it with a Win10 Home PC on Sat. (A new Dell Inspirion 3650)...
    It is very likely the new Win10 PC has an older build of Win10, certain of which had networking issues which seem to be fixed in the latest couple of builds.

    Go to "Start\Settings\Update and Security" and click "Check for Updates".

    If it updates itself to the latest build it will be about 3GB download which could take several hours to download and install.
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    Thanks for the help. Win10 was up to date. That was one of the 1st things I did when I powered it up. As suggested I left the homegroup on the Win 7 machine. This, in effect, got rid of it. Then went to the Win10 machine and started a homegroup. Came right up. Went back to the Win 7 machine and it joined OK.

    Looks like everything with Homegroup is fine (for now).
    Ed

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    Glad that worked for you, Ed Y.
    Let us know if things change.

    RockE

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