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Windows 7: What is Homegroup?


17 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
What is Homegroup?

I've had Windows 7 (upgrade) for a year now. And all of the sudden after an update a Homegroup Icon showed up on my homepage/screen. It shows the word Homegroup with blue and green spheres.

OK. I did a search here and viewed all with the word Homegroup in title. But I could't find out what exactly Homegroup is.

I do have 3 computers here but I do not wish to share anything between them.

I did read how to remove the Icon from the desktop and how to remove Homegroup entirely.

But what is Homegroup? And why did it just show up on my desktop?

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17 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Read this,I think It would help you to understand
Windows 7 Features: HomeGroup
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17 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StalkeR View Post
Read this,I think It would help you to understand
Windows 7 Features: HomeGroup

I have one XP desktop, one Vista laptop, and one desktop Windows 7.

So from reading above. Homegroup will not be any advantage to me presently?
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17 Dec 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Songkrai,

No, not at this time. Homegroup is only for networked Windows 7 computers.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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17 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Songkrai,

No, not at this time. Homegroup is only for networked Windows 7 computers.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Thanks.

I never heard of it until yesterday.

So any idea why the desktop Icon just showed up after one year of Windows 7 (upgrade)?
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17 Dec 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Not sure why, but this will show you how to remove HomeGroup from the Desktop if you wanted to.

HomeGroup Desktop Icon - Add or Remove


I'm not experienced in setting up a workgroup enough to help with it, but that could be an option instead of a Homegroup for you if you wanted to network them together.
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