Remove your Computer from a Homegroup in Windows 7

If you have Windows 7, then you should be familiar with its Homegroup feature. Homegroup lets you share your files, music, videos, pictures, etc. within your home network and Windows 7 PCs. It also lets you share the same printer across different computers scattered in different rooms. If, for any reason, you wish to remove your own computer from a Homegroup, I have got the right guide for you. Let’s see how to leave a Homegroup in a few steps!

  1. Click the Start orb.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet – Homegroup.
  4. Click Leave the Homegroup.
  5. A small dialog box will pop-up on the screen. Just confirm that you want to abandon the Homegroup and click Finish.

If the above procedure doesn’t work, for you, try this other step-by-step guide.

  1. Click the Start orb.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Network and Internet – Network and Sharing Center.
  4. Now, click your own Home Network icon and select Public or Work Network.
  5. Once you are done, go to the Windows Explorer folder and go to: C:Windows/ ServiceProfiles/LocalService/AppData/ Roaming/ PeerNetworking
  6. If you can not see the Appdata folder it means that it is hidden by default. To be able to see it, from the Windows Explorer folder, click Organize – Folder Options – View and tick the Show Hidden files and folders.
  7. Under the PeerNetworking folder (point 5) delete all the Peer networking files.
  8. Restart your computer for the changes to take effects.
  9. Done!

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