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Windows 7: HomeGroup... what is the advantages?

28 Jun 2009   #1
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
HomeGroup... what is the advantages?

I have Windows 7 RC 64-bit on both my desktop and my laptop and I don't see what the difference between just connecting to my laptop over the network and through HomeGroup is...

Anyone care to explain?

Also when first setting up Windows 7 on both my laptop and desktop and my router I had read/write access to my Users/<UserName> folder... do other people on the router have that access?

Also what does the padlock here mean?

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28 Jun 2009   #2
slithernet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Retail RTM, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Homegroup makes workgroups ezer. If you have 10 PC's in a workgroup with passworded shares u need to make user accnts on all the PC's. With homegroup u make 1 password for shares, no accnts needed.

The padlock means you need permission to get into the folder.

And if all your user home accnts are shared by default on your network u have something configured wrong.
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28 Jun 2009   #3
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's IPV6. That's all that matters.
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28 Jun 2009   #4
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I think it setup a homegroup automatically? Since I had my laptop on with Windows 7 when I installed it on my desktop.

Anyways I have my Users/<UserName> folder set so Nobody read/write access, yet I can still view files with HomeGroup, are there two different connections to Network and to HomeGroup?
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14 May 2013   #5
rwmol

Windows 7 Home Premiun 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
It's IPV6. That's all that matters.
I have been unable to add my second computer to the Homegroup. The second computer is Networked. My ISP doesn't support IPV6, Could this be the problem?
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14 May 2013   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rwmol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
It's IPV6. That's all that matters.
I have been unable to add my second computer to the Homegroup. The second computer is Networked. My ISP doesn't support IPV6, Could this be the problem?
This thread is very old and you should start a new one.

IPv6 support from the ISP doesn't really matter because IPv6 is only working on the LAN at this point. However the router does need to support IPv6 in order to set up a Homegroup.

Many other Homegroup problems can be solved by going through the Homegroup trouble shooter link below.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues - Help Desk Geek
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