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Windows 7: Can't set computer location to home

24 Mar 2010   #1

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Can't set computer location to home

Hi everyone, this is my first post ... windows 7 has never acted up like this before ...

I've been trying to set up a homegroup between two windows 7 computers, mine is Ultimate and the other is Home Premium. They also share a workgroup with a windows machine using the default 'workgroup' name.

Setting up the homegroup on my machine fails because I can't switch the computer's location to "home" in the system properties window.

I click the button, restart and it comes back as a 'business computer' still. Any ideas? I'm at a loss as to why this happens or what on Earth I could do to fix it.

Added info: The homePremium computer can setup a homegroup, I can join, but can't access files or printers but the homePremium computer has no trouble getting my files (i.e. works as expected from his end)

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24 Mar 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit

Home Premium has less features. It does pertain to this, but doesn't explain the problem. Anyways, just put everything in a workgroup. Workgroup is much more reliable and anyone will tell you that.
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29 May 2010   #3

No idea

How do you set the network location to "Home" simple question, too difficult for you and Micros**t - does anyone know?
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29 May 2010   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aethelred View Post
How do you set the network location to "Home" simple question, too difficult for you and Micros**t - does anyone know?
cpanel>networking>set up a new connection>connect to the internet>

Chose homegroup if you need to but workgroup (also avail) is more stabile and easier to configure.

Let us know if you need help

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