how to set up a Homegroup in Windows 8?

riginal Title:Need help with Homegroup setup


Okay here are the details.  I installed Windows 8 on my Desktop a month ago.  Well here is the problem.  I originally had a Homegroup setup from this particular desktop when it had Windows 7.  The thing is I did not backup the password, or the picture I took was deleted due to some other reason.  Now that the computer is set up brand spanking new I can't create a new Homegroup with any of my computers at home.  What can I do?  So far I know for sure that my dad's laptop, my netbook and desktop are not connected to the old homegroup.  I have yet to check our tv room desktop and my brother's desktop but I don't think any of them are connected.  I just purchased a wireless printer, and will also be setting up a NAS for our home network so I wanted to setup a homegroup to enable more sharing through our computers.


Hi Se-JeongLyu,


Thank you for choosing Windows 8 and joining us on our Community.


It looks like you are not able to set up a HomeGroup on your computers.  We will be happy to help you.


Could you answer a question:

1.       Do you get any error message when you try to create a HomeGroup?


I would suggest you to go through the links and check.

HomeGroup from start to finish

What you need to set up a home network

HomeGroup problems in Windows

Sharing files and printers


Hope it helps. For any further queries feel free to get back to us.

Tadasha Mishra

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Last updated January 17, 2019 Views 4,657 Applies to: