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Windows 7: Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

30 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 
Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

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Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition

Here’s how you can get your Windows 7 PC to share printers and files with XP and Vista PCs--and even a Mac.

Zack Stern, PC World
Dec 30, 2009 9:00 pm

With Windows 7, you can more easily share files and printers across a network via the new HomeGroups feature. HomeGroups lets you connect to files and printers with a group password--if all the PCs have Windows 7. But I'll show you how to get your Windows 7 PC to play nicely on a network that also has Macs and XP/Vista PCs.
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02 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7
 
 

can i set up a home network between 32bit and 64bit systems
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02 Jan 2010   #3

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Yep. Shouldn't make a difference. I have 4 systems running, two 32bit and two 64bit.
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10 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

thank you
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10 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Help

i have set 4 pc home group with windows 7 and all went well.

But is there any way of not leting the kids user accounts have accses to the home group
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10 Jan 2010   #6

 
 
network password

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I am setting up a Windows 7 home premium network with 1 HTPC and 3 PCs

eg PC 1 with two HDDs (C:/D D: set to be shared with network. No passwords as far as I know, so why does Windows 7 keep asking me for a password when I try to connect to PC1 from HTPC ?
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10 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7/Linux Ubuntu
 
 

Sorry but MS really jacked up the network on Windows 7, There are 20+ threads here with people trying to get it to work right. Windows 7 just doesn't share nicely with other computers unless Homegroup is activated, which kills access but computers not running Windows 7. I have 3 machines (2 running Windows 7) and can't get Windows 7 to share anything other than what is in the public and recorded TV folders. Overall I really like Windows 7, but the networking is a royal PITA.
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11 Jan 2010   #8

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sevicetech View Post
Sorry but MS really jacked up the network on Windows 7, There are 20+ threads here with people trying to get it to work right. Windows 7 just doesn't share nicely with other computers unless Homegroup is activated, which kills access but computers not running Windows 7. I have 3 machines (2 running Windows 7) and can't get Windows 7 to share anything other than what is in the public and recorded TV folders. Overall I really like Windows 7, but the networking is a royal PITA.
That's not necessarily true. I have both Homegroup and workgroup running on five machines. Four are Windows 7 and one is XP Home. The XP Home box does file and printer sharing (workgroup). In my case the XP box doesn't need to see the Windows 7 machines. But the Windows 7 systems see the XP machine and it's shares and printers with no problem.

I think it comes down to other issues and not *all* Windows 7's fault.
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11 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Other issues? Far more obvious likely due to how things are configured. The one thing lackiing the article there that would be useful would be some troubleshooting steps. But that would easily take up about two more blogs pages.
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11 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

If people are able to setup their home network just fine...it proves that Windows 7's networking works just fine...

It is normally a misconfiguration of a user...
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