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Windows 7: Can't setup Homegroup


09 Aug 2009   #1

7 rc
 
 
Can't setup Homegroup

When i was using Beta and RC, i just follow the on screen instructions and easily set up a home network.

I just upgraded to RTM, and now homegroup won't let me create.

When i click create home group, and check some boxes, i get an error saying

"windows cannot set up homegroup on this computer"

WHY?!?

any help appreciated.

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09 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I had the same problem when i upgraded to RTM, i solved my issue by making sure that the times on both machines are exactly synchronized.
Even 1/2 second out it still wouldn't let me.
Give that a go and let us know
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09 Aug 2009   #3

7 rc
 
 

hi, thanks for the reply. But i don't have a homegroup yet.

Basically i can't great a home group. so i don't know if the time sync thing is it. since i have nothing to sync with

very werid. when it was RC, as soon as i connected to the network, windows automatically asked to set up homegroup. and it was done in seconds.
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09 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote:
since i have nothing to sync with
Why do you need HomeGroup if you don't have a second PC?
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09 Aug 2009   #5

windows 7 Premium
 
 
homegroup

both computers have to have same password as when u set up,and have u disabled any services?I think u might need server for a start,but not sure
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09 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

rover3500 -You don't need to be running a server to use HomeGroup.
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09 Aug 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
rover3500 -You don't need to be running a server to use HomeGroup.
Slow down, speed demon. The Server service is a requirement.
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09 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ma bad
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