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How do I stop this 'puter from wanting to conect to an old network?


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#1 Cyclops62

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:05 PM

I purchased this rebuilt HP d530 in 2009. It used to be in a large commercial office setting, part of a network. It wants to return to the network sometimes and will not let me get online. How can I change this?



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:33 PM

Hello -

A silly question to start, but did you get your ISP to set this computer up to Your network ??

You pay your ISP for this service, and it is only a 5 minute job for them.

If this has been done, they did not do it correctly .........

 

That is my quickest idea -

 

Thank You -



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 09:42 PM

Oh, no. I have had several ISP's and it apparently does not matter which one I am using. I currently am using (borrowing) off my landlord, with his permission of course. I am told that I am connected to his ISP, but the 'puter wants to go looking elsewhere .



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:02 PM

Right click on My Computer then go to Properties then go to Computer Name click on Change button below the Network ID, and place a check in the WORKGROUP field this will remove your computer from the domain.

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:14 PM

 I went there, the Domain was unchecked, the Workgroup was with a name of    MSHOME   . When I delete the name and leave it blank, the OK button does not light up to click out of.



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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:16 PM

enter anything you want in the box or type in mynet

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Posted 28 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

 Ok, I have assigned a new name to my new workgroup and have been officially welcomed into it by Windows. Now to reboot and wait to see if it works or not. It could happen now or in 2 weeks, I have had no control over that. I thank you for your help, sir. Hopefully it will work. If not, I'll be back in touch.






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