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Windows 7: Homegroup network credentials?

01 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Homegroup network credentials?

Hi,
I have a desktop and a netbook set up on a homegroup. They both are able to share files, folders and printers just fine. However I do also have a laptop that is connected to the same homegroup and is unable to share anything. When I try to access any other computer in "Network" it asks me to put in a password that I was unaware I had (See Picture). No computers are locked, or passworded. I have tried the original homegroup password, and my network password both with no success. Please help, any assistance is appreciated!Name:  Capture.PNG
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Thank you
Steven



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01 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heycoa View Post
Hi,
I have a desktop and a netbook set up on a homegroup. They both are able to share files, folders and printers just fine. However I do also have a laptop that is connected to the same homegroup and is unable to share anything. When I try to access any other computer in "Network" it asks me to put in a password that I was unaware I had (See Picture). No computers are locked, or passworded. I have tried the original homegroup password, and my network password both with no success. Please help, any assistance is appreciated!Attachment 82581

Thank you
Steven

Steven

are all the machines win 7 or is the network mixed OS? Homegroup uses IPv6 and that sometimes has connectivity issues. You can verify that is the problem by creating a new network connection using "workgroup" not homegroup. If it works you can then disable IPv6 and kill homegroup.

Added benefit workgroup uses the older password setup which is easier.
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01 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Hello,
Thank you for replying. All computers are currently running windows 7. I thought homegroup was pretty useful? If it is possible i would like to keep it but if not i can ditch it. I just do not know how to set up a workgroup and exploit its usefulness.
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01 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heycoa View Post
Hi,
I have a desktop and a netbook set up on a homegroup. They both are able to share files, folders and printers just fine. However I do also have a laptop that is connected to the same homegroup and is unable to share anything. When I try to access any other computer in "Network" it asks me to put in a password that I was unaware I had (See Picture). No computers are locked, or passworded. I have tried the original homegroup password, and my network password both with no success. Please help, any assistance is appreciated!Attachment 82581

Thank you
Steven
You should check the Time/date on the problem machine. It needs to be in sync with the other Homegroup machines or you will get a password prompt and will be unable to share anything. This same problem comes up all the time.
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