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Windows 7: Problem creating a home group

12 Dec 2013   #1
Keithet

W7 professional 64bit
 
 
Problem creating a home group

Earlier I created a home group and had a two computer group. The home group was on a desktop using W7 Professsional. The other computer is a laptop connected through a router. I was able to let the laptop use the printer that was physically connected to the desktop. Now, The laptop died and was replaced with a new laptop. I am unable to get the two computers together as a group and allow for printer sharing. I would like to start over and get rid of the home group on the desktop if necessary and then get the two computers joined in a home group. I can NOT figure out how to do this. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Keith


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12 Dec 2013   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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Earlier I created a home group and had a two computer group. The home group was on a desktop using W7 Professsional. The other computer is a laptop connected through a router. I was able to let the laptop use the printer that was physically connected to the desktop. Now, The laptop died and was replaced with a new laptop. I am unable to get the two computers together as a group and allow for printer sharing. I would like to start over and get rid of the home group on the desktop if necessary and then get the two computers joined in a home group. I can NOT figure out how to do this. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Keith
You should try and leave the Homegroup then create a new one and rejoin with both machines. The link shows you how. If you have having any problems leaving the Homegroup then let me know.

Homegroup - Leave
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12 Dec 2013   #3
Keithet

W7 professional 64bit
 
 
Problem Solved

Problem solved. I am using Bitdefender and their firewall prevented the share setup. Suspended the firewall and it worked. Thanks for the reply anyway!

Keith
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12 Dec 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Keithet View Post
Problem solved. I am using Bitdefender and their firewall prevented the share setup. Suspended the firewall and it worked. Thanks for the reply anyway!

Keith
Yes third party firewalls require a bit of tweaking to work with Homegroups. Thanks for reporting back in.
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