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#1 DataWonk

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:57 PM

Greetings,

I have a laptop computer that indicates it is part of a homegroup. I would like to leave the homegroup but I get the error message "Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup."

The homegroup was started on my desktop and I changed the password. I expected the laptop to detect that the password had been changed but it didn't. So I tried to leave the homegroup to rejoin with the new password but I'm not allowed to leave.

Help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:10 PM

Also includes a quick Video from M/soft at the end -

First lets disable the services “HomeGroup Listener” and “HomeGroup Provider” and then try to leave the homegroup from the computer.
To remove Homegroup (and stop Homegroup networking functionality):

1. Go to Control Panel -> Network and Sharing Center -> HomeGroup, and click on Leave the homegroup link to unjoin from any existing home group.
Note: If the home group are shared and hosted from the PC, all HomeGroup connections will be disconnected.

2. Click on Leave the homegroup and confirm. In the future, if you want to use Homegroup networking you can create a homegroup using this same dialog.

3. Go to Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools, and double click on Services. Alternatively, type services.msc in Start Search.

4. For each of the following two services:

HomeGroup Listener
HomeGroup Provider

Do the following:

Stop the service, and then double click on the service to open Properties dialog, and set its Startup type to Disabled. Click OK when done. In order to reinstate Homegroup functionality in the future, you will want to set the Startup type back to Manual.

5. The HomeGroup icon and group will no longer be shown in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer in Windows 7. Note that this does not interrupt "traditional" windows networking functionality (e.g., Map Network Drive).

Refer the following link for more information: >>
Change HomeGroup settings
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Change-HomeGroup-settings





#3 DataWonk

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:01 PM

Thank you.

I followed the steps and was not able to complete step #2 - Leave the Homegroup. This is the problem I've been having all along. On the "Leave the Homegroup" dialog box, I select "Leave the homegroup." I then get an error message that says "Windows couldn't remove your computer from the homegroup."

I stopped the HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider services.

The Homegroup is still showing in Windows Explorer.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 02:10 PM

Hello, it has been 8 days since I received assistance. My problem of not being able to leave a Homegroup is continuing. Can anyone help me? Thank you.




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