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You try to create a homegroup on a Windows 7-based computer that has Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) enabled. However, you receive the following error message:
Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup.
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929852/ )How to disable certain Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) components in Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008
Article ID: 983276 - Last Review: July 19, 2010 - Revision: 2.0