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Windows 7: Homegroup difficulty and missing Stream button in WMP

06 Jan 2016   #1
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 
Homegroup difficulty and missing Stream button in WMP

I have a new computer and installed Win 7 Ultimate.
I don't remember if I set up homegroup during the installation.
If I go to Control Panel\Homegroup I get an error saying that Homegroup is not yet ready, try in a while, and has a 'start the homegroup troubleshooter' link. If i do that, no faults are found.

I turn on another Win 7 computer and in explorer, my computer name is shown in the homegroup folder. Not only that, my videos in a the DVD folder is also shown that I have set up in WMP on the new machine.

The Stream button in Windows Media Player is missing.

I have a Sony tv that has an ethernet connection and could show the videos on my computer, but it requires WMP to be able to stream the videos to the tv.

I searched the internet far and wide. Checked the services and all the other suggestions but found nothing.
Has anyone any ideas as to how to fix my homegroup - I think that will probably restore the stream button in WMP.
Thanks in advance.


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10 Jan 2016   #2
fhutt

Windows 7 Home Premium and Ultimate
 
 

It is interesting that there have been 172 views of my post and no one has an idea about a solution to my problem. Not even a suggestion as to where to look.

I might have another input to the puzzle. When I right click on a video file there is an entry on the context menu 'Play to'. When the mouse hovers over this entry my TV set name is shown. When I click on this, a control panel window appears and says that streaming is off with a link to turn on streaming. However, when I click this link nothing happens.

Maybe this will trigger someone to what the problem might be.
Thanks.
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