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Windows 7: homegroup not connecting machines

22 Aug 2010   #1

w7 64 pro
homegroup not connecting machines

Hi all, Windows 7 newbie here

2 machines 64 pro and 64 home premium

pro machine running Norton security suite
home premium machine running Microsoft Defender
can't see home machine in home group when I access Start->User->Homegroups="No other Homegroup computers available"

Home premium machine can see the pro machine.

leaving home group on both machines and then rejoining via same pword
starting new home groups from one and linking the other and then vice versa
Changing the default workgroup from "workgroup" to :"Home" on both machines
Went to advanced settings and made everything identical
Tried password on, passord off
turning firewalls on and off

Note: When looking at network on home premium it says "network 4", on pro machine it says "network"

no cigar.

Makes me want to go Apple after 20 years in Microsoft

Any ideas will be greatly appreciated


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