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Windows 7: Can't connect win7 to workgroup

30 Dec 2009   #11

windows 7 pro

In my workgroup I have one computer listed that is not there anymore. Is there a way to remove its name from the workgroup

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06 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 7 build 7600

I also have build 7600 for Windows 7, how can I set up the work group so that I can access the printer that is hooked up to my XP comp from my Windows 7 laptop?
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06 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi Pyromasta, welcome to SevenForums

Have you followed the instructions here yet? Networking home computers running different versions of Windows


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10 Aug 2010   #14

Windows 7 build 7600

Thanks very much, it's working fine now.
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23 Sep 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Windows 7 can't see local XP or Linux machines - another solution

Hi all -

I struggled with this one for two full days. Thanks to all for all the suggestions, and I tried each and everyone of them systematically... to no avail. Here's my home network:
- Linux box as the internet gateway and firewall (also a place to store some archived files), with Samba installed and a couple of directories enabled for Windows browsing
- A second Linux box on the internal network, mainly for data storage
- A laptop with XP SP3 (32-bit), on the internal network
- A workstation with Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, on the internal network

ALL were set to the exact same workgroup, each had a unique internal IP address, and each had an entry in the *hosts* of all the other machines. Each could successfully ping all the other machines in the network. When browsing the workgroup, the Linux and XP boxes could see and browse all other machines on the home network, while the Windows 7 machine could only see itself. All were able to ping the others fine, and all had full connectivity to the internet.

Long story short... I tried everything here, and from other forums, to get the Windows 7 workstation to see the other machines on the network, with no success. The Windows 7 machine would not see the others, even though the reverse was true and it could successfully ping every one of them!

*THE ONE THING THAT WORKED* that I discovered by trial and error -- going into Services (under Control Panel/Administrative Tools) and locating TCP/IP NetBios Helper. Setting its startup to "Automatic" and starting it as a service made everything work. I mean, immediately, without a re-boot. Woo-hoo!

So... if nothing else here works, try that one. It was absolutely the only thing that solved the problem on my system.

P.S. - why is Windows 7 such a frustrating piece of junk when it comes to networking? You'd thing that successive versions of Windows would get BETTER, EASIER, AND MORE ROBUST?!? Compared to Windows 7, Linux was a snap to set up to access a WINDOWS NETWORK. But I guess I shouldn't expect too much from an OS whose biggest selling point is, "Hey, at least it's not Vista!"
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