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Windows 7: Homegroup

02 Jun 2012   #1
SeamanV

Win vista 64
 
 
Homegroup

When I click home group in control panel I got this message: "This computer cannot connect to a home group". What can I do?


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02 Jun 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Whenever you create a new thread, it helps us to help you if you post your full system specifications.

However, you have at least told us you are using Windows Vista, which means that you cannot join a Windows 7 HomeGroup.

You can though, configure your computer to share files and folders, as explained in this Microsoft download.

Download: Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Downlevel Sharing - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details
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