Windows 7 Beta Homegroup (Sharing) Problem

January 19, 2009

If you refuse to create a homegroup during installation, it cannot be created later (even though your PC may be on a home network).

The solution that worked for me with the current beta version (as of writing this post) was to:

a) go to System > Device Manager and delete the network adapter

b) rescan for hardware changes

c) go to Network and Sharing Center and create a homegroup.