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Windows 7: Join button on home group is grayed out..

01 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Hi, I have a windows 7 netbook, its a starter version. 32 bit I think.
And i am trying to join a homegroup but the join now button is grayed out and I have tried just about everything I could try and still no go. I ehttp://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/joining-homegroups-from-windows-7-starter/3c77e0f6-dea5-4a07-9092-35d298550a84ven tried this..

Any suggestions are appreciated.
Thank you

Any help would be greatly appreciated..
I have tried everything that your tutorials offer, and I have looked at this thread and still no solution..
http://www.sevenforu...omegroup-8.html

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03 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look here: Why can't I join a homegroup?

And here: Join a homegroup

The important thing to remember is that the Windows 7 Starter and Basic editions will only let you join a homegroup, not create one.

Have you created a homegroup on another Windows 7 computer in your network?
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03 Jan 2012   #3

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

I have looked at all those before I joined and still no go. I even applied the 'fix it" from Microsoft to "join a homegroup".
I created a homegroup on my desktop which is an Asus windows 7 home premium. The netbook is a starter edition though. I know about not creating one on that, i can only join one, but the join button is grayed out and I still cannot get it to go, hence all the trouble shooting and tutorials I have read. I dont know what to do.
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03 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You may want to consider giving up on a homegroup and create a workgroup instead.

I've only made the suggestion because it helped others with the same problem.
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03 Jan 2012   #5

windows 7 home 64 bit
 
 

Do i have to remove the homegroup in order to create the workgroup?
Thanks
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03 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Yes, I would assume so.
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