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Windows 7: Connecting non-Win7 devices to homegroup

22 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Connecting non-Win7 devices to homegroup

Most of the PC's in my house are on Windows 7 and they all connect with each other without any problems. I have not been able to get my laptop (WinXP Pro) or Netbook (Ubuntu 9.10) to connect to the Homegroup. I also have a Networked Attached Storage device but this seems to be invisible to Windows 7. Can anyone help?

Thanks!

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22 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hello,

As far as I know, homegroup is only for Windows 7 machines. I don't think it is possible to connect with Ubuntu or XP.

~JK
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22 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonathan_King View Post
Hello,

As far as I know, homegroup is only for Windows 7 machines. I don't think it is possible to connect with Ubuntu or XP.

~JK
Thanks - is there any way to create a second network that can link Windows 7, WinXP and a NAS?
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22 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Well, you could use a Workgroup.
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22 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Here's a link to a possible fix for your NAS problem.....

Samba network share issue with Windows 7
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22 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

thanks guys, will give that a go
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23 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Problem solved! Changed the Local Group Policy settings as per Ultraplanet's post, mapped the NAS as a network drive to \\NAS_NAME\Public & it works perfectly! Thanks a lot.
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