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Windows 7: Unable to Change Network Location Type

29 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Unable to Change Network Location Type

Hi all
I have recently bought a new desktop PC running Windows Home Premium. I have a 2 year old laptop which I was using before but now I want to create a Lan using an ethernet cable between my new desktop and laptop. Both computers recognise a Lan cable is plugged in but when trying to set the Network location to home I am unable to. I just want to move files off the laptop without doing it over the wireless as this would take alot longer. How do I change this?
Thanks for the help

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29 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You may find some useful information here: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

To transfer files easily you might consider buying an Easy Transfer cable to connect the two computers. Having said that, using your wireless connection shouldn't be that much slower.

To use an ethernet cable for a LAN, you need to connect both computers to your router rather than to each other.
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29 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

With this easy transfer cable is it just plug in and automatically finds the PC? I think I will just do it over the WiFi then, sounds like the best option. Thanks for the help
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29 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesMcP View Post
With this easy transfer cable is it just plug in and automatically finds the PC? I think I will just do it over the WiFi then, sounds like the best option. Thanks for the help
You're welcome.

WiFi is your cost-free option so that makes sense.
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