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Windows 7: I need some knowledge with setting up a workgroup! Thanks


02 Apr 2013   #1

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 
I need some knowledge with setting up a workgroup! Thanks

Hello Iím trying to setup a workgroup but I ran into a wall so far I name my work group by right clicking computer >properties>change settings>change> in Workgroup I name my workgroup. Then I restarted my pc and that was it Iím at a wall here my question is where can find my password for my workgroup and what are the next steps to start joining pcís to my workgroup. Another thing that I notice is that I donít see my workgroup in Explorer are any other Group .I been looking for help online but all I can find I how to create a workgroup and they just lead up to the point where you have to restart and thatís it and thatís where Iím at a wall.
Thank you for taking the time to help!

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02 Apr 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

You can Google "How to setup a workgroup" where there is several you tube demonstrations or
go into our search box(top right corner) and ask the same question. There is a tutorial for you to follow.

Hope this is what you were looking for.
THW
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02 Apr 2013   #3
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi lil mickey,

In addition....Are you trying to setup a Workgroup because you have a mixed of Operating Systems? If not Homegroup is more appropriate for all Windows 7 computers. Will you be doing File/Printer sharing? If it is, this will be your next step. But again, we need to know the Operating Systems of your computers that you're trying to network together to better assist you and give you some detail guides.

Please give us a update.
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03 Apr 2013   #4

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 

It’s a windows 8 pc and 2 windows 7 pc and a windows vista pc and I’m trying to share files and one printer! But I want to rename my workgroup which I did but know I’m at a wall.
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03 Apr 2013   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

This is your next step, notice that on the right side there's option for you which Operating System to choose from, I have also attached an image for clarity.
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Itís a windows 8 pc and 2 windows 7 pc and a windows vista pc and Iím trying to share files and one printer! But I want to rename my workgroup which I did but know Iím at a wall.


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04 Apr 2013   #6

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
This is your next step, notice that on the right side there's option for you which Operating System to choose from, I have also attached an image for clarity.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lil mickey View Post
Itís a windows 8 pc and 2 windows 7 pc and a windows vista pc and Iím trying to share files and one printer! But I want to rename my workgroup which I did but know Iím at a wall.
2xg
Thanks for the link itís been very helpful I setup the workgroup and I can access files from vista to windows 7 and 8 I been using the same user credentials that are already on the wins 7 & 8 pcís to access files on those pcís but on vista I had to create a separate user account to allow 7 & 8 pcís have access to the files on vista. On vista I can control exactly which files I want to share! But on seven and 8 i notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing it shares all of that user folders on that pc! Is that normal? What I need to do is have more control of what gets share on the workgroup like on windows vista on vista when I turn on file sharing nothing gets share until I start sharing individual files! But with 7 & 8 when I turn on file and printer sharing all of the user profile/ folders get share automatically all of them! And if i turn of file and printer sharing and I select an individual file to share the same thing happens again everything from the user gets share to the workgroup!
Iím still reading and hopefully I can find a solution or maybe this is normal but I doubt it!
Thanks for your help!
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04 Apr 2013   #7
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

What are the versions or editions of your Windows 7 and 8?
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04 Apr 2013   #8

windows 7 pro sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
What are the versions or editions of your Windows 7 and 8?
I have 2 windows 7 enterprise 64 bit and one windows 8 Enterprise 64 bit.
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