|07 May 2009||#1|
How Do You Get Other Computers To See Windows 7
I have homegroup set up on my windows 7 (I think). I can see all my windows XP computers, but they can't see me. How do I configure my network in windows 7. The network wizard was so simple in windows XP, but I haven't been able to get it right in Vista or Windows 7.
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|07 May 2009||#2|
Homegroup only works with other Windows 7 computers.
you need to setup a home or work network.
Make sure all the computers have the same workgroup name.
For XP... run the Network Setup Wizard
For Windows 7: make sure network discovery is enabled
Enable file and printer sharing
Turn on Public Folder Sharing
Turn off Password Protected Sharing
Allow Windows to manage homegroup connections
I have it setup this way and have 2 XP systems and havent had any issues.
Windows Firewall will automatically configure itself for networking. If you are using a different 3rd party firewall you might have to manually configure it to allow network activity between your computers.
hope this helps... please let me know if I may have left out a step....and if ya need more help just ask... great advice here in this forum
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