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For some reason I cannot seem to find the option to create a Homegroup after I removed it (just the join now button is available). The homegroup provider and listener services are running. Why would this be the case?

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I assume this isn't Windows 7 Starter or Basic... Can you provide a screenshot? –  digitxp Aug 17 '11 at 1:27
    
Sorry, no, its now fixed (and sorry for not answering sooner). –  soandos Aug 17 '11 at 1:32

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I fixed this problem by shutting off my network connections, then creating the homegroup. It seems (though I am not sure) that the issue was that someone else on the network was trying to start a homegroup, and I was being forced to join it.

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