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Windows 7: Home Net work on a win7 32 & 64 bit pc's

18 Sep 2010   #1
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 
Home Net work on a win7 32 & 64 bit pc's

I have got a desktop pc running on win7 32 bit and I just bought myself a laptop running on win7 64 bit (both are win7 Home Premium).

I have a wireless router (a BT HOME HUB 2, which is hard wired to the desktop pc) I want to be able to connect my laptop to the home desktop pc via a wireless connection and look at files/folders etc and swap things between the two pcs over the wireless network. I assume this is called networking two pc's (sorry for my ignorance)

Can I do this and is it easy to set up.

Thanks for any help guys



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18 Sep 2010   #2
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have a look at the following SF Tutorials:

How to Create a Homegroup in Windows 7

How to Join or Add a Computer to a Windows 7 Homegroup

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

These should get you started for now.
Keep us posted on your progress and if you have any issues

Regards
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18 Sep 2010   #3
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
I have a wireless router (a BT HOME HUB 2, which is hard wired to the desktop pc) I want to be able to connect my laptop to the home desktop pc via a wireless connection and look at files/folders etc and swap things between the two pcs over the wireless network. I assume this is called networking two pc's (sorry for my ignorance)

Can I do this and is it easy to set up.

Thanks for any help guys

Just re-read your post

Please read this also -Configuring the BT Home Hub

Regards
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18 Sep 2010   #4
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

thanks but I ve spent 3 hours and can't work it out I my pc says I am joined to a home group but there is NO option to join or share. I have to get someone in to sort it out but thanks anyway.
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19 Sep 2010   #5
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have a look at this tutorial and let us know how things turn out.

Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings

Regards

Edit

Posted the wrong link
Try this to tutorial to check whether it resolves your shares

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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19 Sep 2010   #6
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Lomai, thanks for helping.

I ve had another play with making a home group and it's all sorted, I have got my laptop accessing my home pc (but it won't accesss my music it says the folder is emty butit isn't) but i cant get my home pc to open files on my lap top could it be because my laptop is 64 bit and my home pc is 32 bit ?
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19 Sep 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
Lomai, thanks for helping.

I ve had another play with making a home group and it's all sorted, I have got my laptop accessing my home pc (but it won't accesss my music it says the folder is emty butit isn't) but i cant get my home pc to open files on my lap top could it be because my laptop is 64 bit and my home pc is 32 bit ?
For this problem most likely you need to adjust the permissions.

Sharing and Permissions
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19 Sep 2010   #8
Lomai

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ballie View Post
Lomai, thanks for helping.

I ve had another play with making a home group and it's all sorted, I have got my laptop accessing my home pc (but it won't accesss my music it says the folder is emty butit isn't) but i cant get my home pc to open files on my lap top could it be because my laptop is 64 bit and my home pc is 32 bit ?
For this problem most likely you need to adjust the permissions.

Sharing and Permissions
Thanks chev for helping out +1.

Ballie

Try what chev has posted in relation to permissions.

If you are still not able to share the folder, try right-clicking the music folder and under the homegroup flyout menu, enable access (read or read/write) as applicable.
Have a look at the attached if you need clarification on the right-click context.

Have a good read through on the Homegroup - Change File and Folder Sharing Settings as this details the various methods on how you can enable shares for your homegroup.

Hope things work out and regards


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20 Sep 2010   #9
Ballie

windows 7 home pre 64 bit
 
 

Thanks again, I now got my laptop accessing all my HOME pc files and folders but I still cant get my home pc to open files on my lap top could it be because my laptop is 64 bit and my home pc is 32 bit ?

Anyway thats not the end of the world becase this week I am fitting a new 1 tb hard drive to my home pc and when I install win7 I am going to install the 64 bit version anyway. Once done I will let you know if the home then accesses the laptops files.
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20 Sep 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Sharing from a 64 bit system to a 32 bit system should not be a problem, I do the same myself. I can't imagine what the problem might be but try again after you install the 64 bit Windows 7.
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