Every now and then I figure out a problem for which I want to share the answer. This one seems thorny and it appears that a lot of people are frustrated trying to solve it.
I had a home group set up for two Windows 7 computers. Once we upgraded to Windows 10, the home group no longer worked.
The home group control panel said there was a home group established, but it:
- Didn’t allow me to join it with the old password, even though it gave me a button to do so.
- Didn’t give me an option to leave the home group or delete it from the network.
- Didn’t allow me to make a new one.
As I tried various ideas that I read in forums, I always had both machines on. Then on a whim I shut down one machine. Finally I was given the option to set up a new home group. Once I had the option, I took it. Get it while the gettin’s good and all.
I set it up, fired up the other machine, and entered the password. Problem solved.
I have no idea why it worked, but it did.