My home network that used to use homegroups to link my desktop and laptop has died. I tried deleting and rebuilding but nothing happened. my current situation is
1. My desktop shows the status of the homegroup as "ready to create"
2. My laptop shows the status of the homegroup as "available to join" I have no idea what it is trying to join and if I try to join I get no response when I enter the old password
3. Explorer in both computers lists both machines under networks
I followed all the steps in WINDOWS NETWORKING: SHARING FILES AND RESOURCES / HOW-TO GEEK SCHOOL at but it didn't help
One thought was to create a workgroup network rather than homegroup but I don't know how to do that.
Help appreciated