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  • I upgraded my HP laptop from Windows 7 to Windows 10 back in September 2015. I set up a HomeGroup that connected the loptop to my printers via a wireless cable modem to a switch. It worked just fine.

    Recently, I bought a new HP laptop with Windows 10 installed. When I went to set up the HomeGroup, it found the HomeGroup from my other laptop. When I tried to add the new laptop to the HomeGroup, it asked for a password. I went to my old laptop to get the password and couldn't access it.

    I exited the Join HomeGroup page from the new laptop and when it returned to the HomeGroup window, the old HomeGroup no longer appeared. It said no HomeGroup existed.

    I then when to the old laptop to retrieve the password and at the HomeGroup window, it showed no HomeGroup on the network. The "Create a HomeGroup" button was active so I proceeded to create a HomeGroup. When I went to set up a HomeGroup, it gets to the "Share with other HomeGroup Members", it says "Windows cannot set up Homegroup on this computer.

    Upon browsing solutions, none work including deleting idstore.sset file and then reboot. No change in the problem. Of course, I ran the HomeGroup Troubleshooter tool and network tool everywhere along the way with no problems found or fixed.

    I also went to Admin tools. Peering Network Goup & Peering Name Resolution Protocol are not running. When I try to start them (regardless of whether they are in Manual or Automatic mode) I get a 1068 Error for PNG & Error 0X80630203 for PNRP.

    Finally, my existing network is still functioning on the old laptop, because I can still print to my network printer via WIFI. All that to say, the HomeGroup is still functioning, but not visible or recognizable in the HomeGroup window.

    I don't want to join my new laptop until I resolve the old HomeGroup issue. But, I am open to suggestions.

    Please help!

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 6:06 PM

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  • Hi,

    >Peering Network Goup & Peering Name Resolution Protocol are not running. When I try to start them (regardless of whether they are in Manual or Automatic mode) I get a 1068 Error for PNG & Error 0X80630203 for PNRP.
    1068 indicates that dependency service or group failed to start. As dependent service - Peering Name Resolution Protocol – is not running.

    For error 0X80630203, navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA, right click MachineKeys - Properties – Security, add Local Service to the Groups or user names.  

    Then, try to manually start Peer Networking Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services. Before that, open the service’s properties – Dependencies, make sure that all services listed are running. Then , try to manually start these 2 Services.

    Best Regards,
    Eve Wang

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    Friday, February 5, 2016 8:37 AM
  • Eve,

    When I go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA, right click MachineKeys - Properties – Security, there are no 'Local Service" to add. If I go to "Add" in the window and put Local Service in the search for services box, it returns a "cannot be found" response. Am I missing something?

    The check box choices are "permissions".

    Napstaf


    Friday, February 5, 2016 10:31 PM