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Windows 7: changing network name

01 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 32 bit
changing network name

I have 2 copies of Win 7 installed, one on my lappy, the other on my main pc.

My lappy can see all my files on the main pc and share the printer no probs.

However my main pc cannot influence my lappy, although it sees it on the network.

The only difference I can see in the settings is that my laapy network is named 'home' on the work network, and my main pc is part of a network called 'network' on work network.

I guess I need to change the name of the network to 'home' on the main pc but can't find the route to do it. Funny the lappy can see the main pc but not vice versa.

Any ideas folks?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

This tutorial will help you to change the network name and yes they do need to be on the same network but the computers need different names.

Network Name and Icon - Change
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

This might be a dumb question, but I don't want to miss anything obvious. Do you have sharing enabled on your laptop? If your main PC can "see" your laptop on the network, it could be that your laptop is simply not configured to share anything with it to "influence."
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