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Windows 7: Why is Windows so bad at networking


18 Aug 2009   #11

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
You need to put the machines in WORKGROUP.. not HOMEGROUP.. it's a difference.

Like my colleague above mentioned, HOMEGROUP only works on Windows 7.
Absolutely right....

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18 Aug 2009   #12

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium
 
 
network in w7

So you have 3 pc's - one running vista, and the other 2 running Windows 7- well thats your problem - a Windows 7 PC's will only connect with Windows 7 pc's using Homegroup - you could try this - disable the homegroup in both the Windows 7 pc's then go into advanced setting in Network and Sharing Centre, and enable the following :
Turn on network discovery
Turn on File and Printer Sharing - up to you - it also needs to be enabled in Devices and printers - right click printer and select printer properties -sharing-check share this printer
Public Folder sharing up to you on or off
Media streaming off
File Sharing connections - turn on 128 bit
Turn on Password protected sharing
Homegroup Connections - Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers
See if that works, if it doesnt, can you install Windows 7 on the vista computer? Because then it will work 100% using Homegroup on all 3 pc's .
Also do the same with vista and just use the same options in Network and Sharing.
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18 Aug 2009   #13

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Is win 7 networking perfect, nope but its not even released yet.

Ken
Well.... not to the general public anyway

While I can understand the OP's frustration, it does sound like more of a user settings / router problem than a Windows problem.
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18 Aug 2009   #14

 
 

First thing they do is blame the OS and it's Manufacturer right?

"I don't know how to change my network settings! MS you suck! Win 7 you suck! I want back xp! /cry"

boo hoo
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18 Aug 2009   #15

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Upgrade to 7600...
I just have a question, and maybe someone can clear this up for me. I understood that in order to get the RTM ie: 7600 you had to pay like $300 - $400 annual to join Technet? Since I have no plans to join, is there another MS source for me to get and upgrade to 7600?

Robert
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18 Aug 2009   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
I just have a question, and maybe someone can clear this up for me. I understood that in order to get the RTM ie: 7600 you had to pay like $300 - $400 annual to join Technet? Since I have no plans to join, is there another MS source for me to get and upgrade to 7600?

Robert
Nope...you will have to buy Windows 7 in stores October 22 or get it theough MSDN/Technet
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18 Aug 2009   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Seeing as the OP hasn't posted back...this is likely a troll thread
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18 Aug 2009   #18

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Nope...you will have to buy Windows 7 in stores October 22 or get it theough MSDN/Technet
Thank you Zidane. 'nuff said.
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18 Aug 2009   #19

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Such an i'll informed question does not deserve and informed answer. The networking in Windows 7 works perfectly as is, in fact it's one of the best things about it. The problem sits behind the keyboard in this case.

And by the way, you do not need to use homegroups to share files in Windows 7. The public sharing folders work perfectly fine. Homegroups is for sharing entire libraries ane requires you to share libraries for it to work properly.
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