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Windows 7: Homegroup

20 Jul 2009   #1
cehanlon

windows 7
 
 
Homegroup

I really don't get homegroups. Before Windows 7 I've shared files across the computers in my home using networking. Networking is very easy to set up. It's very easy to identify the files/folders to share via networking. And, networking doesn't restrict the files shared to only libraries.

What am I missing? Why should I use Homegroup instead of standard Networking?

I have a home network with four computers.
Windows 7 build 7100 RC


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20 Jul 2009   #2
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

HomeGroup simplifies network sharing. Most average home users don't know the basics when it comes to NTFS or SMB shares, or best practices. HomeGroup allows people to share docs with a few clicks.

It also allows for sharing between Windows Live IDs, which is still a WIP.

HomeGroup - Link your Online ID and Share Files

Another benefit is not having to create the same local accounts on all machines.
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20 Jul 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 7echno7im View Post

It also allows for sharing between Windows Live IDs, which is still a WIP.
what's a WIP?
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20 Jul 2009   #4
FreakyFerret

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by megabyte View Post
what's a WIP?

Work In Progress ? Just guessing.
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20 Jul 2009   #5
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

Yeah sorry, work in progress. Was AFK for a bit (away from keyboard )
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21 Jul 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

LOL
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