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How to Fix “Windows can’t set up a homegroup on this computer” Error?

by Jack Arona Computer Service

Homegroup is a beneficial feature for Windows users asit helps share data between different systems.However, there are instances when users report getting anerror code “Windows can’t set up a homegroup on this computer.” So, if you are facing this same error, then read this article and follow the instructions given below.

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Enable Windows Troubleshooter to Identify the Issue

If the users are trying to enable Windows troubleshooter to identify the issue, then they should carefully apply the given steps.

  • Navigate to the Windows Search on your PC.
  • After that, input ‘settings’ into it and hit the Enter key.
  • Then launch the option of Windows Settings and input ‘troubleshoot’ into the text section.
  • You will be given a menu of drop-down section.
  • Click on the option of Troubleshoot.
  • You have to find the ‘Homegroup’ under ‘Find and fix other problems.’
  • Click on it then select ‘Run the troubleshooter.
  • Now, you have to wait to finish the process.

Remove idstore.sst File

In case you intend to remove idstore.sst file from the system, then you can opt to follow the below-mentioned guidelines.

  • Reach the Windows logo section on your system.
  • After that, enter ‘cmd’ into it and hit the Enter key to launch the Command Prompt.
  • You should click on the option of Command Prompt.
  • Select the ‘Run as administrator.’
  • Thereafter, input ‘net stop p2pimsvc /y’ into it once the cursor blink and press the Enter button.
  • After that, launch the File Explorer on the PC.
  • You should proceed with this: C:\\Windows\\ServiceProfiles\\LocalService\\AppData\\Roaming\\PeerNetworking.
  • Once you get a notification claiming that “You don’t currently have permission to access this folder” and then click on the Continue option.
  • Locate the folder of ‘PeerNetworking’ by yourself.
  • You should check for ‘idstore.sst’ and right-click on it.
  • Then select the option of ‘Delete’ within the list of the drop-down.
  • Now, restart the Windows system and check whether the issue has been fixed.

Check Peer Networking Grouping Service

If the users are trying to check the Peer Networking Grouping service, then they should carefully apply the given steps.

  • Navigate to the Windows Search section on your system.
  • After that, input ‘run’ into it and hit the Enter key to launch the Run section.
  • Then you should enter ‘services.msc’ into it and hit the OK button.
  • You will reach the screen of Windows Services. 
  • Reach the ‘local services directory’ the discover Homegroup listener, Peer network grouping, Homegroup provider, Peer network identity manager.
  • Thereafter, check whether the mentioned services are turned on or adjust to the Automatic option.
  • Otherwise, reach the Startup type then click on the Automatic option within the menu of the drop-down.
  • Now, let the Homegroup and attempt to make a fresh one.

Check the System is Connected with the Similar Network as the HomeGroup

In case you intend to check the system is connected, then you can opt to follow the below-mentioned guidelines.

  • Navigate to the Windows Search on your system.
  • After that, input ‘cmd’ into it and Enter key to launch the Command Prompt.
  • Then type ‘ipconfig’ into it and press the Enter button once the cursor blink.
  • Now, look whether the top 3 similar parts of the IP on every system of HomeGroup.

Enable IPv6

If the users are trying to enable IPv6, then they should carefully apply the given steps.

  • Navigate to the Windows Search on your system.
  • Thereafter input ‘control panel’ into it and hit the Enter key.
  • You should enter the Control Panel and locate the Network and Internet option.
  • Then click on the option of ‘View network status and tasks’
  • Click on the connection.
  • After that, the status connection screen will launch on your system and continue to Properties option.
  • Now, you will see a fresh screen.There find the ‘Internet Protocol Version (IPv6)’ and mark the tickbox.
  • Now, click on the OK button to apply the changes.

Jack Arona is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Billy has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.


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