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Windows 7: Home Group ...Windows 7

18 Mar 2010   #1
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 
Home Group ...Windows 7

Is there a way to get rid of HomeGroup in Windows 7 ?


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18 Mar 2010   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi LPt, why would you want to get rid of homegroup? i think you would be better leaving it where it is for the time being
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18 Mar 2010   #3
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Pebbly I was asking because a friend was interested in getting rid of it.. on her pc... shall I just suggest to my gf to leave it alone ?
thanks for your reply to my inquirey.

I've not set up my router to any group for myself. I'm not sure which one I should choose to begin with.. I had chosen the home group earlier.. then I forgot to secure my router so I re-set it to the default setting.. I've been to busy to get it set up again.. I didn't have a passowrd on it the first try.. I must slow down and get this done.. I've connected my desktop..and my new windows 7 laptop with this router..
it's working corectly.. as much as I can tell.. I see all green lights on the router.. I have had the laptop connected also since the re-set.. was done.
I'll take it to the local Mcdonalds to test as soon as I know which kind of group I should choose.. and get it all secured.
Thank you again.
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18 Mar 2010   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

LPt you will be safer using the homegroup in your particular situation
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18 Mar 2010   #5
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

pebbly thank you ever so much for your reply..that's the one I'll choose then for myself.

What about the other Q.. for my gf ?
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18 Mar 2010   #6
brady

 

In my opinion homegroup is rather useless... but from your 2nd post I get the feeling the homegroup is not the issue. Are you speaking of "network profile" for home/public/work?
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18 Mar 2010   #7
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

brady YES that's what I'm talking about...... I didn't go back after re-setting the router.. to do what I must get done .. I don't want others to get in my laptop .. thanks
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18 Mar 2010   #8
brady

 

For a home network (which sounds like your situation) just use "home". Each profile can be "edited" so technically you can make all profiles the same... however not recommended.
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18 Mar 2010   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
In my opinion homegroup is rather useless...
Quite the opposite when all computers connected to th switch/router are Windows 7 computers.
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18 Mar 2010   #10
brady

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TGSoldier View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
In my opinion homegroup is rather useless...
Quite the opposite when all computers connected to th switch/router are Windows 7 computers.

In the spirit of debate, what would be a benefit of using homegroup instead of simple workgroup? Is there something you can 'only' do in homegroup that you can't do in a workgroup setting even in a native mode?
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