Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Cant join homegroup from other computer?

18 Feb 2012   #1
BorutFLis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cant join homegroup from other computer?

I have created a homegroup on one computer, but on the other computer I cant join it, it says "There is no homegroup on the network". I have tried every suggestion from Why can't I create a homegroup? . What else can I do? Both of the computers are behind a switch. Below is a picture of the network map from network and sharing center.



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Feb 2012   #2
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello Borut, and welcome to Sevenforums

Go into network and sharing center, and on the far left, click "Change advanced sharing settings".
Make sure Network discovery, file and printer sharing, and "Allow windows to manage homegroup connections" are all turned on (you may want to turn on public folder sharing as well).

Additionally, go to Control Panel>Network and Internet>Homegroup and make sure you have selected the things you are willing to share. You can also view the password in this page if you are the host, or you can start the homegroup troubleshooter. Now follow this picture to get to the homegroup join page:
Cant join homegroup from other computer?-save-2-.jpg
If you still can't, restart the computer and try again. Failing that, update your computer. Failing that, you have a deeper problem.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Cant join homegroup from other computer?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more
The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup...
Network & Sharing
Cannot Join HOMEGROUP, and I am ON the computer that created it
I am trying to rejoin (or delete & recreate) my HOMEGROUP. I am ON the computer that originally created it. Attached "IMAGE 001" is what I see on the 'main' computer (called NEWDELL) that originally started the HOMEGROUP. Notice there is no option to view the Homegroup Password. When I try to...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
How to Join or Add a Computer to Homegroup in Windows 7 A homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. This will show you how to join or add a computer to a Windows 7 homegroup. Computers must be running...
Tutorials
Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup
I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and...
Network & Sharing
Windows Cannot Join Homegroup on This Computer
I have 2 new Acer computers, both running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attempting to share files on a homegroup for the first time. I can create a home group on either computer, but I get this message when try to join the newly created home group from other computer: "Windows canít join...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup - Allow or Prevent Computer to Join in Windows
How to Allow or Prevent your PC to Join a Homegroup in Windows 7 and Windows 8 A homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. This tutorial will show you how to allow or prevent your PC from being able to join a...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:37.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App