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Windows 7: homegroup

20 Dec 2009   #1

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
homegroup

hi i have two computers running windows 7 ulimate 32 bit i can set up the homegroup on both computers with no problems
but if i resart anyone of the computers i lose the homegroup
and i have to set it all up again
but i can still access the compers through network

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20 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi busboy,

Firstly, I admit that homegroup is not my forte; but I am happy to try and help and what better way to learn.

A question though, how do you know that homegroup is lost after a reboot? Could you please provide a screen print? (ALT+Tab or then paste to Paint).
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20 Dec 2009   #3

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

after restart when you click on nomegroup it says there are no compter in the homegroup and gives youthe option to create a homegroup
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20 Dec 2009   #4

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

hi timstitt here is a screen shot after restart


Attached Thumbnails
homegroup-capture.png  
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20 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Hi busboy,
Open the Network and Sharing Center, by right clicking on the network icon at the bottom right of the taskbar.
Click on change advance setttings (top left).
- Check that network discovery is turned on.
If you are sharing files an public folders turn them on too.
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20 Dec 2009   #6

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

network discovery is turned on on both i have no problem setting it up it is when i shut any one of them down after restart homegroup has gone and i have to set it all up again
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20 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Great, at least we ticked that box

Let's check if your libraries are shared correctly with your homegroup.
Share libraries with your homegroup

Another thought is that your firewall may be blocking something that we don't know yet. You could try stopping it from loading when you reboot next time to check this.
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20 Dec 2009   #8

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

libraries are shared + firewall disabled just resarted homegroup gone again
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20 Dec 2009   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Which Anti virus are you using busboy?
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20 Dec 2009   #10

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

eset smart security 4
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