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Windows 7: Windows HomeGroup Not Offered on Install

10 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
Windows HomeGroup Not Offered on Install

I reinstalled Windows 7 because I apparently forgot to set the BIOS to AHCI for my SSD. No real problem doing this, but I noticed I was not offered HomeGroup during reinstall. Why might that be? I inadverently left the computer connected to the Internet through a cable modem and wireless router (D-Link DIR-655), but upon reloading of Windows also noticed there was no Internet connection as I need a RealTek LAN driver installed to get any connectivity. Besides, once I deleted the old partitions on my way to a new install, the driver and any connectivity should have been lost and made no difference to install. But what do I know...I have been around Win7 for about 3 days.

Did something go wrong on my install (no HomeGroup) or did having the Internet connected have something to do with this?

- Phil

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10 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7

Probably you need to enable LAN in BIOS - Windows would supply a driver then, and you'll find Homegroup ready to be set up.
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10 Aug 2011   #3

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

you can find out more by searching for homegroup in the start menu and seeing all the settings in there, and changing them up to your liking. Might see something like this: Windows HomeGroup Not Offered on Install-capture.png

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