Let us know in the comments section. To re-enable the password protection feature, you need to turn on the same option. Hi everyone, I have a Win7 desktop and a Win7 laptop, I want to share files from the desktop with the laptop. It even generates a password automatically, so it is not necessary to deal with user accounts. How many releases of Version 10 are there and is anyone in charge of making Home Groups easy to install? Same goes for 2's and capital Z's. Windows 10 was finally ready to create a new HomeGroup in all users accounts when I checked the homegroup page.
I note most of the answers tell you how to turn it on, not off. This Homegroup should be recognized on all of your computers now. Now, if you are a part of a Homegroup, then leaving the Homegroup via Control Panel will make the icon go away. Even you can obtain a hardcopy of the password with the assistance of Print this page button. Is there any way around it? This appears to be the same issue you are having.
Select View Local Services from the search results bar. With a view of sharing data with other computers in homegroup, you need to ensure whether the network discovery is turned on. Steps to Disable and Remove HomeGroup from Windows 10 File Explorer 1. Last updated on 8 Feb, 2018. Scroll till you find HomeGroup Listener and HomeGroup Provider. Near the bottom this is stated: I suggest leaving the homegroup you have created and starting over. In case you are looking at the wrong place, here is the Advanced Sharing Settings window in my computer: Yes, that's the thing.
If the computer joined a HomeGroup, to remove it from the HomeGroup, follow these: 1. The password requirement removal I suggested refers to a different level of protection - the User Account password not the W7 Homegroup one. Thanks, Michael Thanks, once again, Brink, for all the help you give. Please explain this behaviour since I thought there wasn't an active Guest account in Windows 10? Once you do this you will no longer be able to share files, folders and devices with other computers, if any were connected to the network. I'll try to post the screenshot later on tomorrow once I got to my office. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
The importance of date and time syncho is protection against hackers. Method 3: Turn Off Network Discovery 1. Disable the need for password input on both machines and allow a little time for them to connect to each other before thinking you set it up wrong and start changing settings. Windows 10 apparently does not play well with windows 7. Conclusion The HomeGroup feature is a good thing to have if you plan to use multiple computers on the single network and want to optimize the use of resources in terms of space, programs and devices.
And the changed settings remain in effect while I remain connected and even if I log off and back on again. It happens to work more often than expected. In that case, you have to go at Control Panel, Programs and Features, Turn Windows Features on or off and check the box to enable the relevant feature. In order to revert back to the previous settings you can manually start the services and create a new group by navigating to the same Control Panel location. Yeah, I did and I have expanded everything. Next, check Turnoff Network discovery and click Save changes. The steps to disable the service dont remove it from the browser navigation pane, which is already too crowded.
Click Start, type regedit in the search box, press Enter to open the Registry Editor. I forget even to check if I could get network access to the other computer with Explorer. Click Leave the homegroup, then click Finish. Another thing we like to suggest to access the home network with the help of run command since it is million times easier and quicker than the manual method. Anyone know how to turn it off? Sorry, but a homegroup is not the same thing. Typically there is some timeout period associated with authentication based on the timestamp on the request , if the clocks are too far off it can prevent you from authenticating. Then, you should also disable the associated system services.
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off password protected sharing. Method 1: Disable Sharing Wizard 1. You can check the presence of the Guest account by clicking on the user account logo in Start, by running net user guest or from a Belarc Advisor report. I just discovered this tutorial on here and wonder if I should switch to Public Network or unjoin the homegroup. I thought it was a program glitch of some sort and was preparing to write to their support to find out what I was doing wrong.