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Windows 7: this computer can't connect to a homegroup

17 Mar 2016   #1
7isgood

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
this computer can't connect to a homegroup

all,
I am trying to set up a homegroup with window 7. I am currently set up as a public network. it states this computer can't connect to a homegroup. I can't turn on media streaming. I have spent hours trying to figure out what is wrong with no avail. I don't mind paying for a fix.


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18 Mar 2016   #2
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Sounds like you have to change your network location to make it work Try this tutorial from SevenForums and set it to Home or Work
Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

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How to Set the Network Location Type in Windows 7


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This will show you how to change the Windows 7 network location to be either a Home network, Work network (private), or Public network type.


During the installation of Windows 7, or the first time that you connect to a network, you must choose a network location. Based on the network location you choose, Windows automatically assigns a network discovery state to the network and sets the appropriate Windows Firewall and security settings for that type of network location. If you connect to networks in different locations (for example, a network at your home, at a local coffee shop, or at work), choosing a network location can help ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.
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