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Windows 7: Can't join homegroup, password problems!

12 Mar 2010   #1
dana1

Windows 7
 
 
Can't join homegroup, password problems!

When I click join and it promps for a password, I enter it and it says incorrect password, but it isn't I double and triple checked, I changed it, I copied and pasted it via email from the homegroup computer, nothing works. I have two other acer laptops that I set up the homegroup with and had no problems. I got a new one for my wife and wanted to set it up on the same homegroup, but it won't recognize the password. Ive read a few posts and followed some suggestions, still nothing. Does anyone know what may cause this new computer to not recognize a verified password?


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12 Mar 2010   #2
Little Darwin

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

I think that is the message I got on my Acer netbook until I removed Norton 360...

Do you have a 3rd party firewall on the laptop?
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12 Mar 2010   #3
dana1

Windows 7
 
 

It came with a macafee trial, the same as the others in the homegroup.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
DocBrown

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

I had problems with homegroup even in the early Beta testing. I use a business Workgroup network. Manly because I have win98, XP, & Vista & win7 on the network. That is what has worked best for me, so I have never tried homegroup again.
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12 Mar 2010   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I have to agree with the Workgroup. I mix XP W7 and Vista64 and it's not practical unless you just do file & printer sharing with workgroup.
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12 Mar 2010   #6
dana1

Windows 7
 
 

I know this probably sounds pretty stupid, but what is the difference and what is involved in setting up a workgroup?
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13 Mar 2010   #7
DocBrown

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

Try leaving the homegroup tutorial.

Homegroup - Leave

Then you can setup a workgroup.


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13 Mar 2010   #8
MilesAhead

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