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    Default error-Homegroup can only be created on a private network when creating a homegroup

    I installed windows 8 since March. I am trying to create a homegroup, but I get an error message:

    “Homegroup can only be created on a private network”.

    However, my network under ”View your active networks” in Windows 8 “network and sharing center” shows that it is a private network.

    The homegroup worked just fine with the same setup when both computers were running Win 7.

    Please help.

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    Default Re: error-Homegroup can only be created on a private network when creating a homegrou

    You have Win 8 CP installed. I would highly recommend Clean Installing the latest beta release, Win 8 RP using this method. Win 8 RP has many fixes over Win 8 CP. Perhaps this newer release will solve your problem.

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    Default Re: error-Homegroup can only be created on a private network when creating a homegrou

    Hi Ted, thanks for quick answer. May I ask is there any way to fix this without re-installing OS?

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    Default Re: error-Homegroup can only be created on a private network when creating a homegrou

    Windows 8 RP is a much improved version over CP, & it's highly recommended for all Windows 8 Beta testers to run the newest version for the best experience. Many of the Metro Apps now works fine, but not all do.

    RP is still unfinished, but still is a significant improvement over CP. I highly encourage you to give it a try. If you have any issues, please post back, as we're glad to help.

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    Default Re: error-Homegroup can only be created on a private network when creating a homegrou

    It does sound like your networking setup is having problems. You could try the Network Troubleshooter. Right click the network icon and select Troubleshoot Problems. If this does not work, the Win 8 RP install might work well.

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