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Windows 7: Need help connecting two w7 machines


25 Dec 2009   #1

W7 Home Premium
 
 
Need help connecting two w7 machines

One Desktop PC & One Wireless Laptop PC both running Windows 7 Home Premium. Would like to just connect these PCs together. Desktop is wirred to a DSL router. Both PCs are able to connect to the Internet but can't seem to find eachother.

I know this should be simple..but I can't seem to get this to work. I just want to share the files and the printer on my desktop with my laptop. My laptop can't seem to see my Desktop in Network settings...

Would really appreciate anyone's help here...thanks!!

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25 Dec 2009   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you turn on Discovery in Network & Sharing Center ?
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25 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Why can?t I join a homegroup?
First link is for homegroup and second is workgroup. Homegroup is for pc's running Windows 7 only.
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
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25 Dec 2009   #4

W7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes..."Turn on network discovery" is on for both computers... On my desktop PC..I can see my other laptop PC but can't right click on it...it is greyed out...
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25 Dec 2009   #5

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Are the on the same workgroup ?
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25 Dec 2009   #6

W7 Home Premium
 
 

OK..I noticed on my desktop PC that my Network name reads:
Network
Internet Access

My laptop reads
meadoa
Internet Access

How can I be on two different networks?
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25 Dec 2009   #7

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Start >> type workgroup in the search box

choose Change workgroup name

Make both the same
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25 Dec 2009   #8

W7 Home Premium
 
 

Both Workgroups have alwasy been the same
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25 Dec 2009   #9

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Can you do some screen snips ?


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25 Dec 2009   #10

W7 Home Premium
 
 

Sure..thanks for your help!! one sec
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