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Windows 7: Network Naming

14 Feb 2010   #1

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
Network Naming

I have 1 windows 7 computer, a linux laptop, and a Windows XP computer. I want to add the windows 7 computer to the Network named "HOME" which has the XP and linux computer on it. I just cant seem to find a way to do in the new Win 7 GUI. Can anyone point me in the correct direction.

Only have one wireless computer, the rest is wired.

Thanks

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14 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I think this is what you're looking for. It can be a bit confusing. I'm sure someone can help if this does not help. I believe you need to have some of the settings the same on all computers on the network. I don't know much about Linux networking.
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14 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The network name can be set in Windows 7 from the Computer properties screen (right click Computer and select properties - Changes can be made near the bottom of the page
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14 Feb 2010   #4

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

I think you mean how to change the domain or workgroup name. If so, go to computer properties (Start Menu, right click Computer, choose properties).

Click the link Change settings on the right side, click Change button, choose Domain or Workgroup and type the name of the domain or workgroup you want to join. Click OK and reboot.

Kari
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14 Feb 2010   #5

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

clicking on that link just brings up the wireless networks available. I just want the Windows 7 machine to be part of the HOME network which is what my linux and XP machine are part of. Thanks for the reply

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nate42nd View Post
I think this is what you're looking for. It can be a bit confusing. I'm sure someone can help if this does not help. I believe you need to have some of the settings the same on all computers on the network. I don't know much about Linux networking.
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14 Feb 2010   #6

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

Thanks - that is what I needed. I appreciate it very much


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The network name can be set in Windows 7 from the Computer properties screen (right click Computer and select properties - Changes can be made near the bottom of the page
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14 Feb 2010   #7

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

Start > Change workgroup name >


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14 Feb 2010   #8

 
 

Is this what you want to do?



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Robert
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