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Windows 7: Homegroup Troubles

09 Jan 2013   #1
mirbee93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Homegroup Troubles

I am trying to connect my laptop and my netbook in a homegroup (both have windows 7) so that I can share files. I joined the netbook's homegroup from my laptop.
Now my netbook shows the laptop in the homegroup, but my laptop says that there are no other computers in the homegroup and lists my netbook as a media device in the network.
Any suggestions as to how I can make my laptop recognize my netbook as a computer?

Thanks


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09 Jan 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's important to point out that just about any Antivirus software will prevent those machines from seeing each other so configuring access through the A/V may be required.

When in doubt it's best to leave the Homegroup from all machines then create a new one then rejoin, you might try creating the Homegroup on the laptop this time then join that Homegroup using the netbook.

Most other Homegroup related problems can be fixed by following the link below.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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09 Jan 2013   #3
mirbee93

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks so much! I made the homegroup on my laptop and then joined it with the netbook as you suggested and it worked.
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09 Jan 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mirbee93 View Post
Thanks so much! I made the homegroup on my laptop and then joined it with the netbook as you suggested and it worked.
For some strange reason, setting it up on a different machine works better sometimes.

Glad you have it working now.
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